6:55 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
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Preview: Warriors may be without Andre Iguodala for showdown against Jazz

Preview: Warriors may be without Andre Iguodala for showdown against Jazz

Iguodala is listed questionable against a potent Utah team anchored by Rudy Gobert. Can Damian Jones and his fellow big men challenge the “Stifle Tower?” Game information Who: Golden State Warriors (1-0) @ Utah Jazz (1-0) When: 7:30PM PST on Friday, October 19th, 2018 Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena — Salt Lake City, Utah How to watch: ESPN, NBCSBA How to listen: 95.7 The Game Buddy Blog: SLC Dunk Injuries Warriors: Andre Iguodala (left calf tightness) questionable, DeMarcus Cousins (left Achilles’ rehab) out. Jazz: Raul Neto (hamstring) questionable. This season, the Utah Jazz are...
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Draymond Green discusses being in the Warriors war room

Draymond Green discusses being in the Warriors war room

After a one-of-a-kind offseason experience, the Defensive Player of the Year opened up about what he learned. Draymond Green can do everything. The versatile Golden State Warriors All-Star can score, can pass, can rebound, and can defend. And, apparently, can help out in the front office. Over the offseason, Green partook in something that normally doesn’t feature many active players: The Warriors draft process. Green was around for numerous pre-draft workouts, spent valuable time with the organization’s draft team, and was in the war room when the 2018 NBA Draft took place. So how did...
10 hours ago
NBA to offer a “professional path” for prospects, in lieu of college

NBA to offer a “professional path” for prospects, in lieu of college

The league is increasing the G League salaries for top players who It’s a seemingly never-ending question: How should the NBA handle top High School prospects who would like to test the professional waters immediately, rather than spending a year at college? The league currently has a one-year minimum rule, meaning that players are not allowed to join the NBA until they’ve been out of High School for at least one year. But they’re working to give young prospects a better option. The league is planning to allowed select players a “professional path”, by giving them $125,000...
13 hours ago
Explain One Play: Damian Jones’s Dozen Points

Explain One Play: Damian Jones’s Dozen Points

Watch Damian Jones, the new Warriors starting center on opening night. He tossed in 12 points on thunderous dunks and contained the massive Steven Adams. Co-starring Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. Damian Jones had a nice season opener as the new Warriors starting center, with eye-popping highlights and young mistakes as well. Here are some brief notes taken during the game, followed by a video breakdown of Damian Jones’s scores. In brief, Jones looks like he can adequately play the roles of Zaza Pachulia (as giant defender) and JaVale McGee (high-flying...
14 hours ago
Steph Curry on winning MVP: “I’m blessed to have three rings. I’m good.”

Steph Curry on winning MVP: “I’m blessed to have three rings. I’m good.”

The two-time MVP knows that a third trophy wouldn’t be easy, but he’s okay with that. Steph Curry already has two MVP awards. And as the engine that makes the best team in basketball - the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors - run, you’d think he’d be considered a frontrunner for a third. But Curry knows that’s not the case. While Curry may be the most vital cog for the Warriors, he still shares the court with Kevin Durant - a player unanimously viewed as occupying the same tier as Curry. Curry knows this, and he’s more than okay with it. In an article in The...
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Stephen Curry vs Kevin Durant as seen through the eyes of the NBA world

Stephen Curry vs Kevin Durant as seen through the eyes of the NBA world

On the eve of the NBA season, the NBA literati came together to share their views on the curious debate over two of the greatest players of all time, who happen to be teammates. The nature of the pairing of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant is unique in its relatively flawless fit. It lacks the mushy bromance and redundancy of roles issues of the Lebron James-Dwyane Wade era Miami Heat. It’s completely devoid of the explosive bitterness and envy of the Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant Lakers power play. Curry and Durant share the floor together in a fluid combination of on and off-ball...
18 hours ago
Warriors top ESPN and Five Thirty Eight Projections

Warriors top ESPN and Five Thirty Eight Projections

Surprised? We’re not. Nothing says foregone conclusions these days like reading NBA projections where you will more than likely find the Golden State Warriors perched firmly at the top. Based on their real plus-minus metric, ESPN projects that the Warriors will win 60 games this season and have the best record in the league. Notable projections include the Utah Jazz winning 53 games and finishing second in the West, while the Rockets land at third, winning 51 games The Lakers are projected to win 41 games and finish as the eighth seed. In the East, the Raptors are projected to be the...
Oct 17, 2018
Warrior Wonder: Curry 24k magic (put your pinky rings up to the moon)

Warrior Wonder: Curry 24k magic (put your pinky rings up to the moon)

Stephen Curry followed up receiving his championship ring with delivering an impressive near triple-double performance to help the Warriors defeat the Thunder. One game into this fresh NBA season, I’m already uncertain as to what I’m most excited to watch this year. Because even with a historic three-peat on the line, the tease of another epic Stephen Curry season where he rains hellfire upon the league, somehow wets my appetite more. We all noted how good he looked during the preseason. But echoing that classic moment between Allen Iverson and Tyronn Lue, Curry came into this season...
Oct 17, 2018
Video Recap: Warriors start the year with a win

Video Recap: Warriors start the year with a win

It wasn’t always pretty, but Golden State began the year in the win column. Thank goodness. The season is finally back! After two straight years of losing the season openers, the Golden State Warriors started things off the right way on Tuesday night, with a 108-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here’s a video recap of the game - if you like it, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Full-game stats: Steph Curry: 32 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assistsKevin Durant: 27 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assistsKlay Thompson: 14 points, 4 reboundsDamian Jones: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3...
Oct 17, 2018
The Golden Breakdown: Kevon Looney’s impressive plays down the stretch

The Golden Breakdown: Kevon Looney’s impressive plays down the stretch

While Steph Curry and Kevin Durant did what they did best, Kevon Looney stepped up and made some impressive plays down the stretch. The defending champions are ready to ruin the league for a fifth season in a row. However, they themselves almost got ruined by a depleted Oklahoma City Thunder team, courtesy of a lackluster third quarter, a period which they usually dominate. In the first five minutes of the third quarter, the Thunder outscored the Golden State Warriors 22-9, before the Warriors mitigated the damage and came out of the third quarter with a four-point lead. It seemed like the...
Oct 17, 2018
Steve Kerr’s reaction to his championship ring was priceless

Steve Kerr’s reaction to his championship ring was priceless

This video will put a smile on your face. Things were pretty epic on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors unveiled their 2018 championship banner, and received their championship rings. The rings are wild and crazy, as one would expect. This is, after all, a team owned by Joe Lacob, and a team trying to one-up themselves after two other recent championship celebrations. Neither the players nor the coaches had seen the ring design when they approached Lacob to receive theirs, so their reactions were pretty great. But none were as great as Steve Kerr’s, as the...
Oct 17, 2018
Analysis: Led by Curry and their young big men, Warriors begin their title defense with a win over the Thunder

Analysis: Led by Curry and their young big men, Warriors begin their title defense with a win over the Thunder

The two-time MVP starts the season with an impressive performance (32 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds) as the Warriors get the 108-100 win over Oklahoma City. After the pageantry that comes with handing out the championship rings and unveiling the championship banner, there was still a game to be played in Oracle Arena on Tuesday night. That game featured a matchup between two Western Conference rivals—the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Some of the luster would be missing from this meeting of the two teams as Russell Westbrook was sidelined. The Warriors were in...
Oct 17, 2018
Warriors outlast shorthanded Thunder 108-100 on ring night

Warriors outlast shorthanded Thunder 108-100 on ring night

Steph Curry neared a triple-double with 32 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists, while Kevin Durant tallied 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in the win. The rings are FIRE! The back-to-back world champion Golden State Warriors were victorious on ring night against the limping rival Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-100. Two-time MVP Stephen Curry got the season started right with 32 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists. Two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant flexed his considerable basketball abilities on his former Thunder teammates, with 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. The Thunder were missing...
Oct 17, 2018
Andre Iguodala leaves Tuesday’s game with calf tightness

Andre Iguodala leaves Tuesday’s game with calf tightness

The Warriors were dealt a minor injury blow in the season’s opening game. The Golden State Warriors certainly weren’t hoping to suffer any injuries on opening night. But they were unable to make it through the first half unscathed. In the second quarter of Tuesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, sixth man Andre Iguodala exited the game, and went straight to the locker room. The team announced that he had left with calf tightness, and is questionable to return for the rest of the contest. Injury Update: Andre Iguodala (left calf tightness) - Return is Questionable—...
Oct 16, 2018
Warriors celebrate their title with a glorious ceremony

Warriors celebrate their title with a glorious ceremony

Just as you would have expected, the Warriors went all out on opening night. Tuesday night was more than just opening day in the NBA. It was, as every opening day is, the celebration of the prior season’s champion. That champion is, of course, the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors kicked off the season in style with a monster ring ceremony - everything you would have expected from Joe Lacob. There was so much - check it out. They celebrated the previous five Warriors champions: The @warriors recognize their five previous championship teams to kick off ring night at Oracle Arena!...