11:33 AM EDT, Sun October 22, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

Young, off to a ‘slow start,’ listed as doubtful

SHANGHAI — It has been a less-than-ideal preseason for Warriors guard Nick Young. He arrived at training camp two weeks ago a bit out of shape and now is doubtful for Sunday’s exhibition against Minnesota with a right hip contusion. “He’s a little behind, but I’m not worried,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said. “It’s a long season. … Nick will get there, but it has been a slow start.” Young, 32, was brought in three months ago at one-year, $5.2 million to help replace Ian Clark’s production off the bench. This is...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors waive Antonius Cleveland, Alex Hamilton

Shortly after their preseason-opening loss Saturday night to Denver, the Warriors announced that they have waived guards Antonius Cleveland and Alex Hamilton. Cleveland had eight points in six minutes in the defeat to the Nuggets. In three minutes, Hamilton scored two points. By waiving those two training-camp invitees, Golden State brought its roster to 18 players. It must have that number down to 15 by Oct. 16. Cleveland and Hamilton could be designated to the Warriors’ Gatorade League affiliate in Santa Cruz. ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors make conditioning a priority in training camp

Toward the end of a 12-minute scrimmage Thursday, Warriors players were grabbing their shorts, exhausted. It reinforced to head coach Steve Kerr how much Golden State needs to improve its conditioning. With only four preseason games, down from seven last season, the Warriors have less than three weeks to get in shape for their Oct. 17 season opener against Houston. “We just want to keep building our conditioning,” Kerr said after practice Thursday. “Guys are getting tired with a 12-minute scrimmage. In a few weeks, we’re going to need guys going 48,...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors’ training-camp invitees relish chance to learn

A year ago, Alex Hamilton was growing anxious in his apartment outside Dabrowa Gornicza, a town of roughly 123,000 in southern Poland. The former Conference USA Player of the Year had signed with a team in the Polish Basketball League, only to not a play a game as he nursed a badly sprained ankle. “I was just sitting around, and I didn’t know anyone,” Hamilton recalled Wednesday. “I couldn’t play basketball to get away from it all and forget about where I was.” His six weeks in Poland taught Hamilton perspective. Now, as he slogs through Warriors...

Sun Herald

Warriors make little of Carmelo Anthony's arrival to Thunder

The training camp practice finally did not center on the Warriors discussing White House visits or the President. Golden State focused on much more basic things on Sunday, such as …

San Francisco Chronicle

Draymond Green ‘happy’ to see Carmelo Anthony traded to Thunder

It was a hectic start to a Saturday for Draymond Green. After awaking to news that the Warriors aren’t welcome at the White House, he headed to the practice facility, lifted weights and slogged through his first practice of training camp. By the time he sat in front of a horde of media early in the afternoon, Green had hardly had a chance to process one of the NBA’s biggest trades of the year: His close friend, Carmelo Anthony, was heading to the Thunder from the Knicks for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round pick. “I haven’t really had...

Sun Herald

Camp time! Warriors, Wolves prepare to open training camp

The Golden State Warriors were the last team standing when the NBA season closed in June. Thanks to a preseason trip to China, they are one of the first teams …

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors media day: A circus of champions

Steve Kerr said it best on Friday: “Media day has changed a little bit.” Indeed, times have changed for the Golden State Warriors in recent years, and so has the annual return to training camp. What used to be a small gathering of local journalists, Warriors media day has evolved into a full-blown circus, with dozens of writers, photographers, videographers, tweeters and instagrammers jostling for position. That’s what happens when you go to three straight NBA Finals, winning two out of three. This year, the defending champions return to start training...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors have no timetable to replace Travis Schlenk, Jerry West

Perhaps lost amid the Warriors’ chaotic offseason was the fact that they have two front-office vacancies. Now, as Golden State enters training camp Saturday, it still has no timeline for filling the roles Travis Schlenk and Jerry West once held. In the meantime, assistant general manager Larry Harris is helping fill in for former assistant general manager Schlenk, now the Hawks’ general manager. Nick U’Ren, the Warriors’ director of coaching operations, is taking over many of the personnel responsibilities former executive board member West had before leaving for the...

San Francisco Chronicle

Klay Thompson eyes membership in 50-40-90 club

Klay Thompson is the model complementary option. One of the world’s elite shooters, he works off screens, finds his looks in the flow of the offense, rarely wavers in big moments and cares little about fame. Still, Thompson’s easygoing nature hardly keeps him from setting goals. Now, as he readies for the start of Warriors training camp Saturday, Thompson is eyeing a spot in the 50-40-90 club. “I know Steph and KD have hit the 50-40-90 mark,” Thompson said Friday. “So, I’d like to join the club with them. That would be sweet.” ...