Why Steve Kerr is in support of the Warriors having a summer minicamp

“I would not consider these voluntary workouts,” Kerr said. “Obviously, these are really unique circumstances. But given that we’d be staring at a nine-month break, to be perfectly honest, I would be shocked if any one of those three guys said to me, ‘No, I don’t want the work.’ They all know they need the […]

Warriors’ offseason primer: What must Golden State do to build a contender?

And that’s assuming the NBA is able to start next season Dec. 1 as planned, quite a lofty goal given that free agency won’t start until mid-October. The lengthy hiatus might not be such a bad thing for the handful of long-tenured players coming back from injuries: Kevon Looney, Green, Curry, Thompson. But for the […]

Warriors mailbag: What’s Golden State’s best-case scenario this offseason?

If Golden State can do all of that, I think it’ll have enough scoring and depth to be a legitimate title contender. It should help that a number of teams are going to be in cost-cutting mode. Though the Warriors are in line to stare down a large luxury-tax bill next season, I expect majority […]

Durant powers Warriors to Game 1 rout of Cavaliers

The Warriors have widely been picked to win the title because, unlike the group that squandered a 3-1 Finals lead last June to the Cavaliers, this collection features Durant. With its prized offseason addition leading the way, Golden State began to exorcise the memory of the most stunning Finals collapse in league history with a […]

Steph Curry: Warriors’ hopes depend on point guard’s ability to stay healthy

Curry, who has two years left on his contract, might be the only player on Golden State’s roster whom the front office wouldn’t be willing to trade under any circumstances. After an injury-marred season, he’ll have plenty of motivation to maximize what is left of his prime.

Warriors not expected to be included in NBA’s plan to resume season

According to ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the league’s Advisory-Finance committee have shared the basic details of a plan to play at the Walt Disney World Resort that would include 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams, eight regular-season games and a possible play-in tournament for the playoffs’ eighth seed.

Warriors growing less optimistic about odds of offseason minicamp

Golden State, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Minnesota and Cleveland are poised to go nine months without practicing or scrimmaging as a team. Since being cleared to return to their respective practice facilities, they’ve been allowed to do only solo workouts with up to two coaches at a time.

Report: At least seven teams will try to pick off free agent Andre Iguodala from Warriors

For Iguodala the question becomes: what if another team comes in over the top, promising a few million more a year and a starting role? At this point in his career, does he want to stay with the Warriors and win, or would that tug on his pocketbook and ego be too much of a […]

Vegas thinks Warriors have better shot to win title than other 29 teams combined

The Warriors surprised many by landing the top free agent prize on Monday. And now, with a starting lineup that compares favorably with many All-Star teams, Golden State is seen as an overwhelming favorite for next season. So much so that you would have to bet $140 just to win $100, according to the gaming […]

Jeff Teague could have undermined Hawks’ success. He’s glad they didn’t let him

Teague’s PER has increased each of his six seasons. Only four current players – Mo Williams, Manu Ginobili, Pau Gasol and Kevin Garnett – have completed a six-season run of ascending PERs. Mike Conley, Stephen Curry, James Harden and DeAndre Jordan are also on pace to do it this year, but Teague has the most […]