11:00 AM EST, Wed February 26, 2020
12 hours ago
Warriors vs. Kings gamethread: A win? Please?

Warriors vs. Kings gamethread: A win? Please?

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Golden State looks for their first victory in . . . /checks notes . . . a long time. If it feels like the Golden State Warriors haven’t won a game in a long time, it’s because they haven’t. A six-game losing streak, mixed with the extended break surrounding the All-Star Game, means that the Warriors haven’t emerged victorious in 22 days. That’s a long time. Since the Warriors last won a game, you’ve healed from your Super Bowl hurt, remembered that the 49ers lost and had your heartbroken again, and healed a second time. I’ve turned 30. The...
17 hours ago
Santa Cruz Warriors sign Jonathon Simmons; 10-day contract incoming?

Santa Cruz Warriors sign Jonathon Simmons; 10-day contract incoming?

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Could Simmons make an NBA comeback with Golden State? The Santa Cruz Warriors - the G League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors - have signed 6-foot-6 former NBA wing Jonathon Simmons. Normally G League signings aren’t particularly notable, but this one is worth talking about. Welcome to Santa Cruz @ThaRealJsimms! #SeaDubs || #DubNation pic.twitter.com/plgxvodXxH— Santa Cruz Warriors (@GLeagueWarriors) February 25, 2020 Now, let’s touch on some technicalities first. While the Santa Cruz Warriors are Golden State’s affiliate, Golden State...
17 hours ago
Steph Curry to return on Sunday

Steph Curry to return on Sunday

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/NBAE via He’s back. Almost. Steph Curry will reportedly make his long-awaited return on Sunday, when the Golden State Warriors host the Washington Wizards. Warriors star Stephen Curry will return to the Golden State lineup on Sunday against the Wizards, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Curry on track for comeback four months after surgery on his broken left hand.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 25, 2020
19 hours ago
Warriors vs. Kings preview: Battle of the disappointments

Warriors vs. Kings preview: Battle of the disappointments

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Neither Golden State nor Sacramento has lived up to expectations this year. The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings both entered the 2019-20 NBA season with dreams of being fully immersed in the playoff picture. Sure, the Warriors were without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, but the five-time defending Western Conference champs still had Steph Curry and Draymond Green, plus they added D’Angelo Russell. And sure, the Kings missed the playoffs a year ago (by nine games, I might add), but they were a young team clearly on the up-and-up, that finished...
Feb 24, 2020
Alen Smailagić assigned to the G League

Alen Smailagić assigned to the G League

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Smiley is heading back to Santa Cruz. The Golden State Warriors have once again assigned rookie center Alen Smailagić to the G League. Smailagić, the 39th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, will join Golden State’s G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. Warriors assign Alen Smailagic to Santa Cruz pic.twitter.com/EsbyNaGBhY— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) February 24, 2020 Smailagić is no stranger to Santa Cruz. He played the 2018-19 season with the team, before entering the draft. Since getting drafted, Smailagić has bounced between Santa Cruz and San...
Feb 24, 2020
Andrew Wiggins and Marquese Chriss questionable for Tuesday

Andrew Wiggins and Marquese Chriss questionable for Tuesday

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Warriors may be missing a few starters for their game against the Kings. The Golden State Warriors will look to break a six-game losing streak on Tuesday when the host the Sacramento Kings, but they won’t be at full strength. In addition to the obvious injuries that Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are still dealing with, the Warriors may be without two more starters: Andrew Wiggins and Marquese Chriss. Both Wiggins and Chriss were listed as questionable on Monday’s injury report. Wiggins suffered a leg contusion in last night's game....
Feb 24, 2020
Checking in on the Warriors advanced stats

Checking in on the Warriors advanced stats

Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via How are Golden State’s players doing in RPM and PIPM? Spoiler: Not particularly well. There are no be-all, end-all statistics in basketball that you can use to properly rank NBA players. There never will be, and I prefer it that way. You can make the case that there are in baseball, and that’s great, but in basketball? No thanks. But the stats we do have still are fun, and still provide a lot of value. Specifically Player Impact Plus-Minus (PIPM) and ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus (RPM), both of which seek to quantify a player’s...
Feb 24, 2020
Warriors entertain, but lack star power in loss to Pelicans

Warriors entertain, but lack star power in loss to Pelicans

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ No one on Golden State could match the output of Zion Williamson and Jrue Holiday. The Golden State Warriors know a thing or two about star talent. On most game days over the last decade, the team has trotted out Steph Curry, the type of talent the league only sees a tiny quantity of at any one time. They’ve surrounded him at times with Kevin Durant - who is in the same boat of superstardom - as well as with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, emphatically stars in their own mold. The Warriors didn’t bring any of those players to Chase Center on Sunday against...
Feb 22, 2020
Preview: Warriors battle Zion for first time as Pelicans visit Chase

Preview: Warriors battle Zion for first time as Pelicans visit Chase

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Can defensive stalwart Draymond Green keep New Orleans’ star rookie from dominating the injured Dubs? The last place Golden State Warriors are set for a clash with a New Orleans Pelicans squad desperately fighting for a playoff berth. The limping Warriors have already won two out of three against the Pelicans this season, but those contests happened before New Orleans unleashed rookie monster Zion Williamson on the league. Williamson has been wreaking havoc and punishing defenders after missing most of the season recovering from knee surgery. But if...
Feb 21, 2020
Warriors lose, I mean REALLY lose to Rockets

Warriors lose, I mean REALLY lose to Rockets

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via It was ugly, but you knew that before it even happened. The Houston Rockets mollywhopped the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, and yes, I pre-wrote that sentence hours before the game actually started. Do you want to read about a 135-105 loss that you knew was coming a mile away, and then quite possibly watched anyway, the way you watch a toddler falling on its face trying to walk, knowing there’s nothing you can do? No, probably not. So let’s talk about the Russell Westbrook Incident™ instead. Yeah, this one: Westbrook tells Damion Lee...
Feb 20, 2020
Rockets vs. Warriors gamethread: Can Wiggins get a big first win?

Rockets vs. Warriors gamethread: Can Wiggins get a big first win?

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Welcome to the rivalry, Andrew. Welcome to the Golden State Warriors, Andrew Wiggins. In just his fourth game as a member of the organization, Wiggins gets a Golden State specialty: A nationally-televised game against James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Sure, it doesn’t feel like a rivalry game this time around, what with the Warriors holding the worst record in the league, and Steph Curry and Klay Thompson sitting on the sideline. But there will still be some extra verve in Chase Center, and if Wiggins can get his first with with the Warriors in that setting?...
Feb 20, 2020
Warriors rule Klay Thompson out for the year

Warriors rule Klay Thompson out for the year

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Thompson will not be returning this season. The Golden State Warriors have reportedly made it official, and ruled Klay Thompson out for the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA season. The news was first reported by Marc Stein of The New York Times. The Warriors have this week made it official and fully ruled out Klay Thompson (left knee) for the remainder of the season, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 21, 2020 Thompson tore his ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals back in June. It was always a bit of a longshot that he would return this...
Feb 20, 2020
Nine more reclamation projects for the Warriors

Nine more reclamation projects for the Warriors

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender . . . who’s next? Ahh, reclamation projects. Who doesn’t love them? I’ll tell you who does love them. The Golden State Warriors, that’s who. Also me. Also you, unless you have no heart. The Warriors tried to make Marquese Chriss a reclamation project, and they look pretty smart for that decision. They’re trying it with Dragan Bender, with results TBD. There have been other hits (remember Andrew Bogut’s return last year?), and a large number of misses (hey there, Jimmer Fredette, how ya doin’?),...
Feb 20, 2020
Warriors reportedly sign Dragan Bender

Warriors reportedly sign Dragan Bender

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via The former lottery pick will join Golden State on a 10-day contract. The Golden State Warriors are reportedly signing former lottery pick Dragan Bender to a 10-day contract. The news was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who notes that Bender will sign his contract on Sunday. Bender is expected to sign the 10-day on Sunday. He was waived in Milwaukee after a roster spot was needed for Marvin Williams. The 7-footer was the No. 4 pick in 2016 NBA Draft. He's still only 22. https://t.co/uWWTFRhhhm— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 20,...
Feb 19, 2020
27 to go: what matters most for the Warriors

27 to go: what matters most for the Warriors

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports What to watch for as the season winds down for Golden State. There are only 27 games until the Golden State Warriors season ends. Make of that what you will. You have two options: Option A: Woe is me, only 27 more games of my favorite team, then back to the dismal doldrums of the offseason! Option B: Oh thank god it’s almost over! Take your pick. There’s no wrong option. These things are subjective. But the 27 remaining games are objective, and they’re not easy. The Warriors, already sporting the worst record in the league, have one of the most...