11:30 AM EDT, Sat October 01, 2016
Golden State Of Mind 30 mins ago

Warriors vs. Raptors: Kevin Durant makes his debut

The Golden State Warriors travel to Vancouver to face the Toronto Raptors in the first preseason game. Fans will be treated to Kevin Durant’s official debut as a Warrior! After a disappointing end to last season, the Warriors look for a fresh start in their first of seven preseason games. The offseason started off on the worst possible note – a heartbreaking game 7 loss at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Quickly moving on, the Warriors and their fans were given the lankiest of gifts when Kevin Durant announced on the 4th of July that he would be bringing his talents to the Bay....
Silver Screen and Roll 7 hours ago

At The Bar - October 2016

SB Nation communities are supposed to be like internet sports bars, but even within a "sports bar", you still have options. If you want privacy, one-to-one conversation, and the opportunity to engage in specific debate about a single topic, you grab a booth. If you want to shoot the shit with friends and strangers alike, you take a seat at the bar. "At The Bar" is your one-stop shop for all the daily randomness that makes SSR such a joy. If you want to discuss something specific, you'll have nice, quiet "booths" in which to have focused conversations. But if you just want to kick back and...
Silver Screen and Roll 16 hours ago

Luke Walton jokes he's 'still scarred' by treatment as a rookie

Who could have guessed that hazing was a bit more merciless back then? From nearly the second Luke Walton was named as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, there has been nearly endless raving about the positivity he's brought to the building. Player after player has waxed poetic about the new culture on the team, and from the sound of it, they have things a little easier than Walton himself did when he was "welcomed" to the league during his rookie year. The Lakers did a hilarious bit of light hazing to their first-year players on Thursday night, forcing Brandon Ingram, Ivica...
Silver Screen and Roll 17 hours ago

Lakers Training Camp: Mitch Kupchak says D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram have star potential

Rounding up the latest info on the team’s training camp. The Los Angeles Lakers were the featured team on NBA TV's "Real Training Camp" series on Friday, meaning fans worldwide were given an opportunity for a look inside the purple and gold's efforts to prepare for the coming season. While it's difficult to glean a ton of information about the team from a quick glimpse at the fourth day of camp practices, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak made it pretty clear during a televised interview while watching the afternoon session that the organization is still high on their pair of second...
Golden State Of Mind 17 hours ago

NBA uniform roundup for 2016-17 season

With adidas’ reign as NBA outfitter coming to its merciful conclusion, let’s pick apart the 2016-2017 uniforms with first-world abandon. I don’t know about you all, but my favorite part of the NBA offseason is in full swing: the revelation of new and alternate uniforms for the upcoming season! In an effort to deter you from immediately closing this tab, I’ll start out with what promises to be most relevant to you, loyal GSoM reader: the Golden State Warriors’ “Crossover” alternate: http://www.warriorsteamstore.com/ Before Chris Cohan wrapped the Warriors...
Golden State Of Mind 20 hours ago

The Warriors Biggest Threats, Part 3: All hail the King.

The final part of the three-part series exploring the Warriors biggest threats in the regular season. If the 2016 season taught Warriors fans anything, it's that you can't take anything for granted. With that in mind I ventured to find the teams most likely to cause the Warriors problems during the regular season. In the past two installments I examined the L.A Clippers and San Antonio Spurs. Before I move onto the team that ranked number one, I want to round up some of the "dark horse" candidates that could upset the Warriors during the regular season. Dark Horses: Minnesota Timberwolves...
Bright Side Of The Sun 20 hours ago

Salaries for every player on the Phoenix Suns

It’s nice work if you can get it. If you are going to fully enjoy the 2016-17 Phoenix Suns experience, it’s essential that you possess intimate knowledge of how much money each player is making. That way you can scream at the overpaid and sound smart when talking about the team bargain. Diehards likely already know most of the numbers, more casual fans may cringe at some of the figures. HE MAKES WHAT?!!? Eric Bledsoe is set to make $14 million this season, the most on #Suns. Look at each player's salary: https://t.co/Em4EUnni4x— azcentral sports (@azcsports) September 30,...
Sactown Royalty 20 hours ago

2016-17 Sacramento Kings Season Preview

The Kings are in for an interesting season, win or lose. This is the official Sactown Royalty preview of the 2015-16 Sacramento Kings season, part of the SB Nation NBA preview series. We take a look at what the Kings did this summer, and what we hope we can look forward to as the season goes on. Team Name: Sacramento Kings Last Year's Record: 33-49 Key Losses: George Karl, Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli, Seth Curry, Quincy Acy, Caron Butler and “LeBron” James Anderson Key Additions: Dave Joerger, Ken Catanella, Arron Afflalo, Garrett Temple, Ty Lawson, Georgios Papagiannis, Skal...
Golden State Of Mind 23 hours ago

Warriors links: Preseason 2016

Warriors basketball is back! Here’s a quick look around. Game results No games last week. Box scores - n/a Game flow - n/a Well, we made it! The off-season is officially over! The Golden State Warriors got back into action with Media Day and some open practice. This is the last links article without game stats, since the Warriors start playing on Saturday!! So, here’s your weekly link breakdown. Although these generally are not in any particular order, let’s lead off with the most important one, shall we? Rest easy, Stephen Curry is here to stay Steph Curry when asked if he's...
Sactown Royalty 23 hours ago

30Q: What are our expectations this season?

In our final 30Q, we asked our writers what their expectations for the upcoming season were. We round out our 30Q series today with a group roundtable on our expecations for the season. We asked each of our writers to provider their own perspective and would love to hear yours in the comments below. If you missed any one of our 30Q series, you can check them all out here. Greg Wissinger: I've struggled with this all summer. I'm having a hard time getting excited for this year. Maybe I'm finally broken, or maybe the moves have just been so uninspiring that I can't talk myself into them....
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 30, 2016

The Credits: "Friday" - Lakers Links

Just a few days before Lakers' pre-season starts. Lakers News Russell, Ingram and Others Impress On First Day of Camp | Los Angeles Lakers Randle’s Developing Jumper | Los Angeles Lakers Training Camp: Lou Williams (9/29/16) | Los Angeles Lakers Lakers 2016 Training Camp: Thursday | Los Angeles Lakers PBT Podcast: Lakers, Pacific Division preview with Mark Medina of L.A. Daily News Jamaal Wilkes auctions off Basketball Hall of Fame ring, nets $25,000 ESPN NBA: How the Russell Westbrook solo act will play in Oklahoma City without Kevin Durant Kevin Durant says Golden State...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 30, 2016

Lakers make rookies Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac sing karaoke

Los Angeles’ talent show was certainly... something. The Los Angeles Lakers seem to be having a blast during the first week of their training camp in Santa Barbara. The team is having fun working on their games despite mostly focusing on defense, and all of the players and coaches are pretty much endlessly praising each other. The team decided to take the fun up another notch on Thursday night. It wouldn’t be a true training camp without at least a little bit of good-natured, light, rookie hazing, and the Lakers’ camp in Santa Barbara is no exception. The Lakers had their rookies...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 30, 2016

Lakers Podcast: ESPN's John Ireland on the rebuild, plus Kobe/Shaq stories

Harrison and Anthony were joined by the host of Mason and Ireland to talk about his thoughts on the upcoming season. The Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of a full-scale rebuild, but there finally seems to be hope on the horizon. The positivity is positively flowing out of the first week of the team’s camp in Santa Barbara, and hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin couldn’t think of a better person to discuss the state of the team with than the radio voice of the Lakers for ESPN 710, John Ireland. Which member of the young core is most likely to break out? Should the team consider...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 29, 2016

Lakers Training Camp: Brandon Ingram’s defense impressive in first scrimmage

Ingram’s already catching Luke’s attention on defense. The Los Angeles Lakers are full speed ahead at training camp, engaging in their first head-to-head scrimmage as a group Wednesday evening. It wasn’t a pretty showing as Lakers head coach Luke Walton briefed media on how things went in their first exhibition run, but Brandon Ingram’s defense stood out as one of the finer things of the night. “Brandon’s defense was phenomenal yesterday — last night. He’s starting to really understand how to use his length in fighting over screens and contesting jump shots and making...
Golden State Of Mind Sep 29, 2016

The Warriors Biggest Threats, Part 2: Changing of the Guard

Part 2 of the three-part series looking at the biggest threats to the Warriors. If the 2016 season taught Golden State Warriors fans anything, it's that you can't take anything for granted. With that in mind we're looking ahead at the teams most likely to cause the Warriors problems during the regular season. Part two of “The Warriors Biggest Threats” three-part series, will be looking at the San Antonio Spurs, another team with a good chance of defeating the Warriors and their new Death Lineup that includes Kevin Durant in the regular season. Warriors Threat No. 2: San Antonio...
Bright Side Of The Sun Sep 29, 2016

#ThrowbackThursday - The Sad Tale of the Phoenix Suns’ last trip to the NBA Playoffs

Since Dave is talkin’ ‘bout playoffs in his article today, I thought I would throw it all the way back to 2009-10… the last time the Phoenix Suns made the NBA playoffs. 7 years isn’t all that long ago, but in internet years, it’s forever. It’s so long ago in fact that Dave King wasn’t even writing for Bright Side then, never mind running it! In 2008-09, the Suns had to endure several travails: a season-ending eye injury to Amare Stoudemire the Great Shaquille O’Neal Experiment. Terry Porter as head coach (so hated they fired him halfway through the season with a...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 29, 2016

The Silver Screen and Roll 2016-2017 Lakers season preview

Answering the top questions surrounding the team heading into the 2016-17 season. As part of SB Nation’s NBA team blog preview series, here’s a look at what you can expect from the Lakers this year. Team Name: Los Angeles Lakers Last Year's Record: 17-65 Key Losses: Kobe Bryant, Roy Hibbert, Robert Sacre Key Additions: Brandon Ingram, Luol Deng, , Luke Walton, Timofey Mozgov 1. What Significant Moves were made during the off-season? First and foremost, they drafted Brandon Ingram with the second pick of the draft. While Ben Simmons might have the higher ceiling overall (debatable),...
Golden State Of Mind Sep 29, 2016

Where does Andrew Bogut stand among centers in modern Warriors history?

A review of Bogut’s career numbers, compared to every Warriors center since 1980 (or so). The archives of the center position for the Golden State Warriors are a dark and foreboding place. But like any brave explorer, I have cause to venture into the darkness, and it is this: I am pretty certain that Andrew Bogut was the best center the Warriors have had in my lifetime. But I know I’m biased. Because, once upon a time, I was also pretty high on Andris Biedrins. So I went to look up Bogut’s numbers because I wanted to take an objective look and try and figure out where Bogut fits...
Sactown Royalty Sep 29, 2016

30Q: The annual Jerry Reynolds Nickname Thread!

Jerry needs your help coming up with nicknames for all the new guys! Every year, Jerry Reynolds and Sactown Royalty enter into a mutually beneficial contract in which we come up with crazy new nicknames for the players and then he uses them on air. Some of these nicknames ("The Brock Ness Monster", "The Hustlin' Husky", "The Great Rudini") have gone on to great acclaim. The Kings added a bunch of new players this year, so it's time we give Jerry some fresh new material for the upcoming season. We need nicknames for Georgios Papagiannis, Skal Labissiere, Malachi Richardson, Anthony...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 29, 2016

Lakers News: Metta World Peace calls Ivica Zubac a ‘better looking’ Marc Gasol

It’s fair to say Metta is a big fan of one of the team’s new rookies. Metta World Peace has been known for dropping some of the best soundbites in NBA history during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers. While his latest comments can’t top his legendary NBA Finals game seven postgame press conference, World Peace’s thoughts on new Lakers’ rookie Ivica Zubac might leave fans similarly excited. "Zubac is probably our most skilled player," World Peace told Chris McGee and Mike Bresnahan on Spectrum Sportsnet. :You know he does everything well and he's young. He's got both hands,...