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Golden State Of Mind Jul 29, 2014

Draymond Green's underutilized, but successful, season in review

Draymond Green was very good. He barely played, anyway. What does it all mean?! When a title reads something as generic as "season review" or "what does Player X need to improve on to take the next step?", I immediately draw back into my memory banks, reflexively trying to coax out the iconic moments of that player's season, and career. For Draymond Green, nothing flashy comes to mind because, well, he's the most generically invented cliche character ever. If Seth Rogen plays the same bro-stoned-underachiever dude in every movie, Green functions as the same defensively gifted, active hands,...

On Harrison Barnes' potential

With Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green beginning their stint at USA Basketball's training camp in Las Vegas today, we take a look at a couple of recent articles about the former's potential. This is less so one of those Golden State Warriors season reviews than a look ahead at what's to come for Harrison Barnes in the future, which is fitting given that a defining feature of The Harrison Barnes Project has always seemed to be a casual dismissal of past flaws and an eager embrace of imagined possibilities. And, to be sure, there's nothing wrong with that type of optimism about a young...

Video: Steve Kerr's offense during the Golden State Warriors' summer league play

Video clips of the Golden State Warriors' offense during the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League (via Half Court Hoops).
What was the Golden State Warriors' best game of the 2013-14?

What was the Golden State Warriors' best game of the 2013-14?

NBA.com has released its set of 10 nominees for NBA game of the year with three Golden State Warriors entries. Which was your favorite game of the year? There has been a lot of talk around here lately about how to improve the Golden State Warriors, so much so that it's almost easy to forget what an amazing season this was for easily one of the most talented teams in recent franchise history (and by "recent" I mean at least 30 years or so). Conveniently, NBA.com has posted a list of 10 nominees for Top Game of the Year, which includes three games from the Warriors' milestone season to help...

Why rumors of Kevin Love's poor defense are exaggerated

Kevin Love is often derided for being a defensive liability, but that general assumption might be overstated. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News did an excellent job of laying out the big picture about the Golden State Warriors' position on trading for Kevin Love, which is worth a read just as a single statement of the Warriors' reasoning in this process. Bottom line, in his words: "Lee is getting severely under-valued and Love is getting a little over-valued and in their minds, the true delta is less than Klay T's inherent value." In other words, the Warriors aren't going to...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 23, 2014
Wait, you mean maybe they really don't want to give up Klay Thompson for Kevin Love?

Wait, you mean maybe they really don't want to give up Klay Thompson for Kevin Love?

Trying to get inside the front office's mind in the Kevin Love non-trade. Recent news seems to have pushed the Warriors further and further down the "probable Kevin Love" destination ladder, which Cleveland and now Chicago emerging as the most likely destinations. There have been persistent rumors that the Warriors could have closed a deal for Love had they included Klay Thompson, but they declined to. Now, it is important to stress that we do not know if these rumors are true. After all, there have been rumors that the Cavs thought they had a deal, and then Minnesota asked for more. There...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 22, 2014

2013-14 Golden State Warriors Season Review: David Lee

Today's Season in Review covers one David Lee, who, apparently, is an actual basketball player and not just a controversial set of highly debated statistics and voluminous contract figures in theoretical trades for Kevin Love. Who knew? No, I definitely checked with verifiable sources (the internet) — David Lee exists, much as he always has. His status hasn't changed all that much in the past few years: he still produces lots of points and rebounds, is questioned for his defense, and makes a ton of money. Also still has a faux hawk, probably. The fact that I barely remember Lee's...

Monday evening open thread: Las Vegas Summer league championship at 6 p.m. PST

The Las Vegas Summer League championship is on NBA TV at 6 p.m. PST on NBA TV. Thus, an evening open thread. Tonight on NBA TV at 6 p.m. PST will be the last live NBA basketball of any kind that you'll see until about October. It's the summer league championship and the Golden State Warriors won't be there to defend their title, but it's basketball. And we supposedly like actual basketball played on an actual court around here. Nobody seems to know what the Sacramento Kings are doing with their regular season roster, but at least they'll have a shot at calling themselves summer league...

Kevin Love trade rumors: Klay Thompson seeking a max extension, Andrew Wiggins' contract negotiations

There isn't really a whole lot of new information out there about the Kevin Love sweepstakes, but if you missed the latest gossip this weekend we'll help to catch you up. Sam Amick of USA Today had a pretty detailed account of why the Golden State Warriors won't trade Klay Thompson yesterday, that mostly confirmed (or re-affirmed) things that have already been rumored or discussed. The Warriors are concerned about the defensive trade-offs of giving up ace Klay Thompson to acquire Kevin Love, who isn't known for his defensive ability. Thompson is seeking a max contract, which was a given...

2014 Vegas Summer League recap: Could Nemanja Nedovic's time with the Golden State Warriors be running out?

After a rather quiet summer league performance, Nemanja Nedovic's chances to prove himself with the Golden State Warriors could be running out. As just about everyone noticed during the Golden State Warriors' stint in the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League, second-year guard Nemanja Nedovic didn't do much to inspire confidence in his talent. And that might have financial consequences for Nedovic: Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News makes the case that there are multiple reasons to believe that the Warriors could decide not to pick up Nedovic's third-year option. The decision: The Warriors...
Brew Hoop Jul 18, 2014

Bucks 79, Warriors 74: Bucks head home with win in Summer League finale

Jabari Parker saved his best Summer League game for his last game, and the Bucks head into the dregs of summer with a little bit of optimism. The Bucks closed out their Summer League trip Friday with a victory. I'm serious, they totally beat the Golden State Warriors 79-74. It was technically the first Bucks win since Apr. 11th, and it ended on a few strong plays from their best player available. I say available because Giannis Antetokounmpo was not with the team. He had left Vegas a few days early to head back to Greece to train with the Greek national team in preparation for the FIBA...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 18, 2014

Warriors finish 2-3 in 2014 LVSL; Kiwi Gardner shines

In another rather listless effort from the Golden State Warriors, their Summer League campaign ended with a thud. But there were bright spots regardless, namely Kiwi Gardner. "One day {Coach Casey Hill} told me we weren't going to work out in Santa Cruz but we were going to ride up to Golden State and workout. And then {Kirk Lacob} just came over and told me about Summer League." The footage of D-League fan favorite Kiwi Gardner blew up when the rare honest reaction nearly took out Kirk Lacob's torso. On a roster with so many players, there wasn't much of a chance Gardner would find much...

Las Vegas Summer League preview: Warriors conclude summer play against Bucks

Win or lose, this is the end. #11 Golden State Warriors (2-2) vs. #21 Milwaukee Bucks (0-4) 1:30 p.m. PST Thomas & Mack Center - Las Vegas, NV TV: NBA TV | Online: NBA Summer League Live At a time of year when wins and losses definitely don't really matter, the final score of the Golden State Warriors' game against the Milwaukee Bucks today is even less relevant. After losing to the #22 Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the Las Vegas Summer League championship tournament, the Warriors find themselves facing the Bucks in the consolation bracket today. Win or lose, the Warriors will...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 18, 2014

Warriors 2014-15 win projections with and without Kevin Love

Let's recap where I stand in terms of understanding the Kevin Love situation: The Cavs have loosened their stance on trading Wiggins. LeBron James is in Kevin Love's ear like Lance Stephenson was in LeBron James' ear. The Warriors front office Voltron of minds still seems to be leaning towards not trading Klay Thompson (note: I almost went with Power Rangers metaphor there). (Note: Nate posted a rumor just this morning that suggests now the Warriors are willing to trade Klay, but who the hell knows at this point.) On the face of it, #3 seems outrageous. Kevin Love is the stretchiest of...
Brew Hoop Jul 18, 2014
Bucks vs. Warriors Preview: One last chance for Vegas Bucks

Bucks vs. Warriors Preview: One last chance for Vegas Bucks

2014 Las Vegas Summer League (0-4) vs. (2-2) July 18, 2014 Thomas & Mack Center | Las Vegas, NV 3:30 CT NBA Summer League Live Probable Starters Nate Wolters PG Nemanja Nedovic C.J. Williams SG Orlando Johnson Giannis Antetokounmpo SF Justin Holiday Jabari Parker PF James Michael McAdoo Johnny O'Bryant C Ognjen Kuzmic Linkage: Golden State of Mind | Warriors World The Bucks (mercifully?) close out their summer league slate Friday afternoon against the Warriors, who like the Bucks lost out on the dream of a Vegas championship with a loss on...

NBA trade rumor: Warriors willing to trade Klay Thompson in package for Kevin Love

In yet another twist, the Warriors have apparently improved their offer to include Klay Thompson after the Cavs made it known that they're willing to offer Andrew Wiggins. The Golden State Warriors are rumored to be willing to include Klay Thompson along with Harrison Barnes and David Lee in an offer for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, according to a report by Yannis Koutroupis of Basketball Insiders last night. David Lee and Harrison Barnes are expected to be a part of the deal as well. No trade is imminent, but the Warriors are willing to do whatever it takes to land Love...
Canis Hoopus Jul 18, 2014

Golden State Warriors make Klay Thompson an Available Trade Asset

Basketball Insiders is reporting that Kevin Love would be willing to exercise his option if traded to the Golden State Warriors. Yannis Koutroupis, a Senior Editor at Basketball Insiders, is reporting that the Golden State Warriors are increasing their efforts to land Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love. Koutroupis reports the following: The Warriors have been trying to acquire Love without letting go of Thompson, but have come off of that stance because Love is willing to exercise his option for the 2015-16 season and put off becoming a free agent next summer-- according to...

NBA trade rumors: Cavs willing to trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love, Warriors stand firm on Klay Thompson

While the Cavs are rumored to be willing to include rookie Andrew Wiggins in a trade for Timberwolves star Kevin Love, the Warriors remain steadfast in their desire to hang on to Klay Thompson. What changed for the Cavs? LeBron James, of course. The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly decided to include Andrew Wiggins in a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, as first reported this morning by Bob Finnan of The News-Herald & Morning Journal and confirmed now by multiple others. New talks. #Twolves have reason to believe he's in play. Not imminent yet. RT @MattTheStat1213...
SLC Dunk Jul 16, 2014
NBA Free Agency 2014: Brandon Rush signs two year deal with Golden State Warriors, makes crack about Utah on his way out

NBA Free Agency 2014: Brandon Rush signs two year deal with Golden State Warriors, makes crack about Utah on his way out

Yeah, this happened. Unrestricted free agent guard / human disaster Brandon Rush has agreed to a two year deal with the Golden State Warriors. It's worth $2.5 million dollars, and the second year is a player's option. Yahoo Sources: Golden State reaches agreement on a two-year deal with free agent Brandon Rush. http://t.co/3JVdX51i0X — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 16, 2014 Rush's deal with the Warriors will be two years -- not one. He'll hold a player option on the second year. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 16, 2014 Brandon Rush didn't do anything last...

2014 NBA summer league result: Warriors comeback falls short in 68-65 loss to Hawks

The Warriors' hopes of repeating as Las Vegas Summer League champions came to an end with a failed late comeback attempt during a 68-65 loss to the Hawks today. There are things that second-year guard Nemanja Nedovic does well. He hasn't allowed himself to get "sped up" this summer, playing at a good pace and smartly changing gears when needed. He has nice touch on his passes. He's decisive and, at times, seems to see plays develop well. Nedovic is not a bad player, relative to summer league competition; he also just never showed that ability to impose his will on summer league competition...

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