12:30 AM EST, Mon December 16, 2019
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Willie Cauley-Stein battles Kings, his former team, for the first time

Willie Cauley-Stein battles Kings, his former team, for the first time

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via SHOW THEM THEY WERE WRONG WILLIE! The Golden State Warriors are set to welcome their NorCal rival Sacramento Kings inside the glitzy splendor that is Chase Center in San Francisco. The Kangz are currently a low playoff seed in the West with an 11-14 record. Although that record is sub-mediocre, I did have them penciled in as a 7/8 seed in my preseason rankings. Speaking of sub-mediocre, the Warriors have a record of 5-22, which is sub-sub-mediocre when I really think about it. The Dubs are clearly taking the “I Got 5 On It” track to heart, and for them...
12 hours ago
Warriors week in review: No such thing as a winnable game anymore

Warriors week in review: No such thing as a winnable game anymore

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via The Warriors finish with a 0-3 record against the Grizzlies, Knicks, and Jazz. So this moron wrote this last week: The Warriors already destroyed the Grizzlies earlier this season by a score of 114-95. The Knicks just fired their head coach and are the only team in the league with a worse record than the Warriors. Those two games are indeed winnable. Extending this current one-game streak to three by the end of Wednesday is by no means a preposterous claim — it’s entirely possible. Winnable? In this economy? With no Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson? With...
21 hours ago
Warriors, still searching for wins, will host Harrison Barnes and the Kings

Warriors, still searching for wins, will host Harrison Barnes and the Kings

Will Eric Paschall or Draymond Green return to action? Does it matter? It’s not like the Golden State Warriors haven’t been close to winning. After a painful loss in overtime to the New York Knicks, the Warriors followed up with a strong first half performance on Friday before collecting another “L” courtesy of the Utah Jazz. Their 22nd loss, to just five wins. It’s not like the team is totally hopeless. The occasional bursts have begun to show more frequently. Whether it be Marquesse Chriss - who turned in a pretty fantastic performance with 12 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists,...
Dec 14, 2019
The Warriors three-point defense was exposed again in loss to Jazz

The Warriors three-point defense was exposed again in loss to Jazz

Photo by Alex Goodlett/ Also, is Marquese Chriss ready to take on a starting role? The Golden State Warriors let a prime opportunity to get a big win road win slip away in their 114-106 loss to the Utah Jazz. Here are two of my biggest takeaways from the evening. Shooting has turned against the Warriors One of the main culprits for the defeat was Utah’s advantage in long range bombing; the Jazz shot 16-of-38 (42%) from beyond the arc, while the Warriors shot 9-of-29 (31%). Golden State’s dynasty was created in part because of their ability to score big from three while defending the...
Dec 14, 2019
The Warriors fall in crunchtime to the Jazz, 114-106

The Warriors fall in crunchtime to the Jazz, 114-106

Photo by Alex Goodlett/ A dominant performance from the Warriors bench wasn’t enough to overcome the Jazz. These Warriors sure do have a penchant for getting your hopes up, don’t they? Just when you think they’ve turned a corner, they pull the rug from underneath your pillar of expectations. That’s pretty much what they managed to do by succumbing to the Utah Jazz for the third time this season, 114-106. The Warriors got off to a raging hot start (by their standards), scoring 29 points and — in a rare display of defensive excellence — only allowing the Jazz to put up 22...
Dec 13, 2019
This is going to be ugly: Paschall, Green, Bowman all sitting out for Warriors as tank rolls into Utah

This is going to be ugly: Paschall, Green, Bowman all sitting out for Warriors as tank rolls into Utah

Can Alec Bruks lead a short-staffed Golden State team to victory? Probably not... but maybe! It’s the Alec Burks and D’Angelo Russell show tonight! Anyone smell that tank exhaust? Just me? Draymond Green is out. Call it rest, load management, fatigue, or small injuries - the point is that the All Star Forward will not suit up after playing 40 minutes in the overtime loss to the New York Knicks a couple of days ago. So too goes rookie Eric Paschall. Though he did travel with the team to Utah, he’s sitting out as well with what the team has deemed “lingering hip tightness.” Ky...
Dec 13, 2019
Warriors have major financial incentive to get below tax line - but who to trade?

Warriors have major financial incentive to get below tax line - but who to trade?

Golden State can trade D’Angelo Russell starting this weekend, but should they? John Hollinger just wrote a sort of trade season “what to expect” article, and he brought up the Golden State Warriors as an example of a team that may stir the waters in what could otherwise be a slow and unremarkable NBA trade season this year. Given the byzantine rules of league salary machinations, many acquired players (D’Angelo Russell, for example) become eligible to trade starting on December 15th (the trade season concludes at the deadline on February 7th). For Golden State, the roster is...
Dec 13, 2019
The NBA is adding a G League team in Mexico City

The NBA is adding a G League team in Mexico City

Photo by Brian Ach/ for TIME 100 Health Summit The NBA is expanding. The NBA is going international once again. On Thursday night, commissioner Adam Silver revealed that the NBA is launching a G League team in Mexico City, Mexico. And this isn’t a way down the road thing, either; the team will begin competing next season. The NBA will launch a G League team in Mexico starting the 2020-21 season. Commissioner Adam Silver is announcing the news in his press conference shortly.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 13, 2019 How is the NBA able to make this happen so quickly?...
Dec 13, 2019
Warriors at Jazz Preview - Draymond Green and Ky Bowman both out as Golden State travels to Utah.

Warriors at Jazz Preview - Draymond Green and Ky Bowman both out as Golden State travels to Utah.

Ky Bowman is in the D League and Draymond Green is resting. Will the tank roll on? Just like Stephen Curry and the Warriors of old silenced critics and doubters, so too has this season’s Golden State team quieted cynics. You thought this wasn’t the worst team in the league? Wednesday’s loss to the destitute New York Knicks should shut anyone up who was doubting just how fundamentally bad this tanking Warriors team is right now. But we move on. The team is off to scenic Utah, where the sixth seeded Jazz await to teach us yet another lesson in humility. Adding to the likelihood of an...
Dec 12, 2019
The launch of a Gold Blooded acting career?

The launch of a Gold Blooded acting career?

In case you missed it, yes that is our good friend Daniel Hardee in that commercial you just saw during the Dubs game Here at Golden State of Mind, we don’t always stick to pure basketball content, and so it is that I find myself writing about a TV ad that I saw during a fun (but painful) loss to the New York Knicks. You see, my good friend and fellow contributor here, Daniel Hardee, aka The Gold Blooded King showed up on my TV screen in the middle of a game. Many of our readers may have missed the connection, and he’s too demure to self promote this - so allow me. At first the intro...
Dec 12, 2019
The Warriors finally lost a Draymond Green triple-double

The Warriors finally lost a Draymond Green triple-double

Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Err . . . in the regular season, that is. There’s been a running gag in the NBA, primarily surrounding Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook. For three straight years, Westbrook (then with the Oklahoma City Thunder) averaged a triple-double. That was a feat many thought would never happen. Westbrook was undeniably good during that run, but there was often a sense that he was chasing triple-doubles, primarily because . . . uhh . . well . . . I mean, you watched the games. You know what I’m talking about. It’s right there....
Dec 12, 2019
There really should be only one Warrior Wonder from last night’s loss to the Knicks

There really should be only one Warrior Wonder from last night’s loss to the Knicks

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Hint: he’s pictured right below. If you ask me, there’s really only one correct answer as to who was the Warrior Wonder last night. It’s D’Angelo Russell. End of discussion. Case closed. But seriously, Russell had one heck of a game. He scored 32 points, and while it wasn’t the most efficient performance out there — 12-of-27 from the field (44.4 percent) — it also was far from being an egregious shooting performance. In fact, Russell’s 6-of-14 clip from beyond the arc (42.9 percent) was the undisputed best shooting clip from three-point range...
Dec 12, 2019
Warriors assign Ky Bowman to the G League

Warriors assign Ky Bowman to the G League

Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Let the service time manipulation begin. On Thursday the Golden State Warriors announced that they assigned undrafted rookie point guard Ky Bowman to the G League. Rather than join Golden State for Friday night’s game against the Utah Jazz, Bowman will suit up for their affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. Santa Cruz hosts the Agua Caliente Clippers ($10 if you can guess what team they’re affiliated with) on Friday night. @KyranBowman will be making his Santa Cruz Warriors debut TOMORROW for #StarWars Night! You don't want to...
Dec 12, 2019
Analysis: Chriss, Russell aren’t enough as Warriors lose 124-122 to New York Knicks

Analysis: Chriss, Russell aren’t enough as Warriors lose 124-122 to New York Knicks

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Missed opportunities and mistakes haunt the Warriors as they fall short in this matchup of teams with the two worst records in the NBA this season. After losing to the Memphis Grizzlies at home on Monday night, the Golden State Warriors had another good opportunity to pick up their sixth win of the season when the New York Knicks came to town. But the Knicks raced out to a massive lead in the second quarter and were poised to hand the Warriors perhaps their worst defeat of this 2019-20 NBA season. But the Warriors fought back in the second half, erasing...
Dec 12, 2019
Warriors fall to Knicks in an overtime thriller, 124-122

Warriors fall to Knicks in an overtime thriller, 124-122

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Golden State couldn’t overcome a monster effort from Marcus Morris Sr., who tallied 36 points and 10 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors proved they currently are the worst team in the league, losing to the moribund New York Knicks 124-122 at home in Chase Center. Marcus Morris Sr. dropped 36 points on the Bay Area’s team, while D’Angelo Russell valiantly battled back with 32 points of his own. A horrific start for the Dubs The Knicks treated Chase Center like it was their building, jumping out to a 30-20 advantage after one quarter. Their energy was...