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Jun 18, 2019
Report: Chris Paul wants a trade due to “unsalvageable” relationship with James Harden

Report: Chris Paul wants a trade due to “unsalvageable” relationship with James Harden

You hate to see it. The honeymoon didn’t last long. At all. After two consecutive years of being eliminated in the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets have a breakup on the horizon. On Tuesday, less than two weeks before free agency begins, Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill reported that Chris Paul is seeking a trade due to an “unsalvageable” relationship with co-star James Harden. New story: Sources tell @YahooSports Chris Paul wants out of Houston. Relationship with James Harden deemed "unsalvageable": https://t.co/UhHo0gAr8i pic.twitter.com/Txjtrvkeoc—...
Jun 18, 2019
Golden State offseason primer: big holes and small holes part two, Warriors’ edge roster needs

Golden State offseason primer: big holes and small holes part two, Warriors’ edge roster needs

Part two: The small holes: filling out the rest of the roster How are the Golden State Warriors going to tackle the challenge of next season? Without stalwart Klay Thompson or the dynamic Kevin Durant, it’s no secret that the 2019-2020 roster is going to lack some of the punch of previous iterations. How the team addresses these shortfalls is going to define what is and isn’t possible next season — and all of this will unfold in the next month or two. The wings Let’s start at the wings, since that’s where the absence of Durant and Thompson will be most keenly felt, and that’s...
Jun 17, 2019
Golden State offseason primer: big and small holes part one, Warriors’ main roster needs

Golden State offseason primer: big and small holes part one, Warriors’ main roster needs

A two-part look at the roster moves and timing as we enter a most uncertain Summer. We’ve been hearing it since the team first signed DeMarcus Cousins - this past season’s roster isn’t going to be re-assembled. Between aging, expensive bench players like Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala, and the looming free agency decisions of Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant the Warriors are faced with a series of incredibly important decisions over the next few months. This is an old familiar feeling for Warriors fans, most of whom have spent the bulk of their fandom dreaming up three team...
Jun 17, 2019
Lakers go all in, trade for Anthony Davis

Lakers go all in, trade for Anthony Davis

LeBron James got help, and the Lakers are coming for the Warriors. A half a year after making their initial push, the Los Angeles Lakers finally landed the piece they’ve been searching for: Anthony Davis. On Saturday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the New Orleans Pelicans were shipping Davis - who had requested a trade over the winter - to the Lakers, giving LeBron James the superstar teammate he’s been craving. The Pelicans have agreed to a deal to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks – including the...
Jun 15, 2019
Warriors’ 2020 title odds and regular season win total drop in response to injuries

Warriors’ 2020 title odds and regular season win total drop in response to injuries

Losing the 2019 NBA Finals is the least of the Warriors concerns as they now face a regular season without Kevin Durant or Klay Thompson. Coming up short in a heroic and relentless quest for a third straight NBA title may be a disappointment for the Golden State Warriors, but it pales in comparison to the the ramifications of the devastating and potentially career altering injuries sustained by Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson in their valiant efforts to fight for another title. Whether KD or Klay return or not, the Golden State Warriors now face a potential regular season-long hangover...
Jun 15, 2019
The Final Breakdown: A final play, a final hope, a final stand

The Final Breakdown: A final play, a final hope, a final stand

The Warriors placed all of their hopes on one final play, but as this season has taught them, not everything will go their way. On February 27, 2016, the Golden State Warriors were down 2 against the Oklahoma City Thunder after a Klay Thompson layup. With the Thunder inbounding the ball and the shot clock turned off, the Warriors elected to put pressure on the Thunder instead of fouling them, with the logic being that there was still enough time on the clock to hopefully force a turnover. The Warriors got what they wanted. Kevin Durant — then the face of the Oklahoma City franchise —...
Jun 14, 2019
Warrior Wonder: Thompson gives more than humanly possible in another legendary Game 6

Warrior Wonder: Thompson gives more than humanly possible in another legendary Game 6

Game 6 Klay was so locked in he tried to play on a torn ACL after willing the Dubs to a second half lead. Throughout the 2019 NBA Finals, Klay Thompson embodied the spirit of a warrior but never more so than when his team’s back was against the wall, riddled with injuries and facing elimination. Klay Thompson has stepped up in the clutch when the Golden State Warriors were facing elimination in game six before, but this may have been his most transcendent performance against the longest odds, resulting in the most devastating outcome. Klay Thompson was heating up even...
Jun 14, 2019
Mychal Thompson confirms that Klay is staying with the Warriors

Mychal Thompson confirms that Klay is staying with the Warriors

This is hardly surprising, but still nice to hear. Klay Thompson has maintained for a long time that he would re-sign with the Golden State Warriors upon becoming a free agent. With the season ending last night, Thompson has now reached that point. And the way it ended - with a gut-wrenching loss and an ACL tear for the five-time All-Star - certainly stirred up a lot of emotions. Amid all the noise, craziness, and uncertainty, it’s comforting to have a reminder that some things will stay the same. And thankfully Mychal Thompson - Klay’s father - provided that. In the aftermath of the...
Jun 14, 2019
Analysis: Warriors fall short in their title defense, lose 114-110 to Raptors in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals

Analysis: Warriors fall short in their title defense, lose 114-110 to Raptors in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals

Playing in their final game at Oracle Arena, the Warriors couldn’t get the victory that would push these Finals to seven games despite a valiant 30 points from Klay Thompson. After stealing Game 5, the Golden State Warriors hosted the Toronto Raptors for Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals on Thursday night. Not only was it a game the Warriors needed to win to stay alive in this series but it was also the final game that would be played in Oracle Arena as the team will be moving into the new Chase Center in San Francisco next season. The two teams played an intense, back-and-forth game with...
Jun 14, 2019
Klay Thompson has a torn ACL

Klay Thompson has a torn ACL

The Warriors season ended with one final devastating injury. Klay Thompson suffered a torn ACL in the Golden State Warriors Game 6 loss to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals. It’s about the worst news Thompson could have received after injuring his knee in the third quarter. The team announced the extent of the injury a few hours after the game - and consequently the season - ended. Klay Thompson injury update: pic.twitter.com/9b7dZfde9U— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 14, 2019 Now that we know just how serious the injury is, it makes it that much more insane that Thompson...
Jun 14, 2019
Podcast: That’s all, folks

Podcast: That’s all, folks

In the end, the obstacles were too much to overcome, and the Raptors were simply too good. The Golden State Warriors Game 6 loss may have ended a dynasty. Then again, maybe it didn’t. Maybe it’s just a minor setback for a major comeback. We’ll have to wait and see. Until then, the Toronto Raptors are your 2019 NBA champions, and rightfully so. They were tremendous all year long, and completely deserving of the crown. In the end, the obstacles were too tall for the Warriors. Kevin Durant played only 12 minutes in the NBA Finals, and Klay Thompson left Game 6 - after leaving Game 2 and...
Jun 14, 2019
Raptors end Warriors reign with a 114-110 Game 6 win

Raptors end Warriors reign with a 114-110 Game 6 win

Klay Thompson scored 30 points in 3 quarters but fell due to a knee injury, and the Warriors couldn’t overcome his absence late. Congratulations to the new NBA champion Toronto Raptors! Good night to Oracle Arena. The Toronto Raptors are your new NBA champions after overcoming the Golden State Warriors 114-110. The Warriors were unable to overcome the loss of Klay Thompson, who fell to injury in the third quarter. This was the final game in Oracle Arena, and it was a heckuva war. Congratulations to the new champions, they did what they had to do to take the title. The Warriors sorely...
Jun 13, 2019
The season is over

The season is over

The Warriors faced too many obstacles to overcome. The Golden State Warriors season is over. They lost in Game 6 to the Toronto Raptors, and, in turn, lost the NBA Finals four games to two. In the end, the injuries to Kevin Durant - who played only 12 minutes in the series - and Klay Thompson - who left in the third quarter - were too much to sustain. But no excuses. The Warriors have had the benefit of injuries, and the detriment, and this time they couldn’t overcome the obstacles. We’ll have recaps and analysis up shortly, but in the meantime, let this serve as the thread to mourn a...
Jun 13, 2019
Klay Thompson will not return after suffering injury

Klay Thompson will not return after suffering injury

The injury bug strikes yet again. Klay Thompson suffered an awkward knee injury in the Golden State Warriors Game 6 against the Toronto Raptors. Thompson landed at an odd angle while getting fouled on a dunk attempt. He courageously turned around in the tunnel to get back on the court and take his free throws, which kept his eligibility to return later. But, after being checked out in the locker room, the Warriors determined that Thompson would not return to the game. Klay Thompson (left knee injury) will not return to tonight's game.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 14, 2019 Prior...
Jun 13, 2019
Klay Thompson leaves Game 6 with apparent knee injury

Klay Thompson leaves Game 6 with apparent knee injury

After landing awkwardly, the five-time All-Star headed to the locker room. Klay Thompson left the Golden State Warriors game against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night with an apparent knee injury. Thompson went up for a dunk in transition and was fouled by Danny Green. He landed awkwardly, and his knee appeared to bend in a bad way. He immediately fell to the floor and held the leg in pain. Thompson was done for a good amount of time, before being helped to his feet. With the help of the training staff, he started to head to the locker room. When he realized he would need to shoot the...