Golden State Warriors

Nov 4, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga (00) passes the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first quarter at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports The reigning champions Golden State Warriors are playing mediocre .500 basketball one quarter into the season. Here are three
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Stephen Curry candidly discussed the possibility of the Golden State Warriors trading for Kevin Durant. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Stephen Curry was asked if the Golden State Warriors considered trading for Kevin Durant this offseason. He offered a surprising response. “Hell, yeah!” Curry said. “There was a conversation internally amongst us about ‘If
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Television personality Stephen A. Smith came hard for Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga, and Kuminga didn’t flinch in his hilarious response.  NBA players know how to tune out the noise, and some of them are particularly adept at responding to criticism. Even though 19-year-old Jonathan Kuminga just finished his rookie season with the Golden
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Former NBA star Antoine Walker believes that the Miami Heat would have surely defeated the Golden State Warriors if they replaced the Boston Celtics.  Antoine Walker considers himself a proud NBA alumnus, beginning his professional career with the Boston Celtics in 1996 and winning an NBA championship with the Miami Heat in 2006. As someone
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Muggsy Bogues offers insight into his inner life in “Muggsy,” while Grant Hill contemplates what his NBA life could have been in “Game.” Muggsy Bogues is best known for being the shortest player in NBA history at just 5’3”. But that factoid has too often overshadowed everything else about his fascinating life. From his childhood
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Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images) Juan Soto rumors: Team viewed by rivals as potential frontrunners for Nationals outfielder by Scott Rogust NBA rumors: Heat’s trade chip not moving needle for Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell by Alicia de Artola Golden State Warriors star and NBA champion Klay Thompson was having the
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Golden State Warriors star Andrew Wiggins enjoyed nothing more than dunking on Luka Doncic during his championship run with the eventual 2022 NBA champions. Andrew Wiggins has had quite the year, and it almost didn’t even happen: Wiggins says that he wishes he didn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine, but he’s glad he did because he
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The Phoenix Suns matched DeAndre Ayton’s offer sheet ‘the minute they received it’, per Adrian Wojnarowski. What this means for Kevin Durant and more: The Suns have matched Ayton’s four-year, $133 million offer sheet, per reports. The Pacers tried to sign Ayton in restricted free agency, but Phoenix will keep his rights, and cannot trade
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Nov 18, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Kevin Durant (35) watch on during foul shots against the Philadelphia 76ers during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Whiteboard: NBA Power Rankings, mid-offseason edition by Ian Levy Baker Mayfield rumors: Panthers
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According to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, the Golden State Warriors are prioritizing bringing Kevon Looney and Gary Paton II back to Chase Center.  The Golden State Warriors won another championship for revered veterans such as Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. But the team’s younger players — Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney and Gary Payton
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During his career, Stephen Jackson was vilified for his outspoken opinions. In retirement, he’s become a thought leader for the NBA community. In the mid-2000s, before the NBA was the neo-liberal corporate ally it is today, Stephen Jackson was public enemy number one. It’s an off juxtaposition, considering Jackson’s work in 2020 as a boots-on-the-ground
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors raises the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or
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Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson bailing on Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets speaks volumes about their basketball organization. Days after the Golden State Warriors won the 2022 NBA Finals, assistant coach Kenny Atkinson decided to leave Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets at the altar in embarrassing fashion. This would have been Atkinson’s second stab
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Mar 14, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine (8), center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and guard Andrew Wiggins (22) against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Suns defeated the Timberwolves 107-104. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Has Rory McIlroy rekindled his love to dominate golf? by Savannah Leigh
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Marcus Smart may have inadvertently given the Golden State Warriors some bulletin-board material ahead of their 2022 NBA Finals matchup vs. his Boston Celtics. With the Golden State Warriors squaring off with the Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals, Boston guard Marcus Smart offered an interesting take about what could have been in 2018… During an episode of
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Apr 7, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kent Bazemore (9) looks on before the game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Look: Ole Miss, Lane Kiffin troll Tennessee with 2022 season countdown graphic by John Buhler Joc Pederson, Tommy Pham have to be
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May 20, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates against the Dallas Mavericks during the fourth quarter in game two of the 2022 western conference finals at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Tiger Woods withdraws from PGA Championship: Golf Twitter applauds his effort by Cody Williams
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May 24, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts after a play against the Golden State Warriors during the third quarter in game four of the 2022 Western Conference finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Padres sound frustratingly far away from Fernando Tatis Jr. return by
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Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry appreciated seeing his teammate, Andrew Wiggins, posterize Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić “800” times. The Mavericks were no match for the Warriors in Game 3, as the Dallas team fell for the third consecutive time in this series. Golden State’s dominance over Dallas could be summed up in one
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Jan 20, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) both react during the second half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports 76ers might be completely doomed against Heat if Joel Embiid can’t play by Alicia de Artola Draymond Green reacted to
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May 3, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks (24) walks off the court after a flagrant two foul was call on him during the first half in game two of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports Watch:
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Klay Thompson felt like destroying something beautiful by messing up his Golden State Warriors teammate Steph Curry’s trick shot attempt. There are no trick shots going in on Klay Thompson’s watch, as he totally ruined Golden State Warriors teammate Steph Curry’s almost attempt. While the boys were messing around in the lead-up to Game 1 of their Western
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Jan 11, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) watches as Memphis Grizzles guard Ja Morant (12) brings the ball up the court during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports 2022 NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks playoff schedule and prediction by Scott Rogust The
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports) Ja Morant buried entire state of Minnesota with tweet after comeback vs. Timberwolves by Scott Rogust Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry made a fan’s day when he stopped to sign her jersey before Thursday’s playoff game. Steph Curry makes fans dreams come true
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Mar 8, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) gestures during the fourth quarter against the LA Clippers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports UFC Vegas 53: Yohan Lainesse is the fighter to watch by Curtis Calhoun Packers targeting massive trade to get Aaron Rodgers an elite
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With the NBA season almost finished, which players distinguished themselves most this year on the defensive end? Accurately evaluating NBA defense is an almost impossible endeavor, and opinions of individual defenders depend largely on the eye of the beholder. There are so many little things that happen (or don’t) within a possession that can fly
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Warriors head coach Steve Kerr confronted Celtics guard Marcus Smart for two dangerous plays involving Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.  Draymond Green and Juan Toscano-Anderson may not consider Celtics guard Marcus Smart to have played dirty against them, but that doesn’t mean the Warriors-Celtics game was free from confrontation. The Celtics defeated the Warriors 110-88, but
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Feb 19, 2022; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is introduced during the 3-Point Contest during the 2022 NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Rocket Mortgage Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports LeBron James All-Star Game intro has everyone convinced he’s coming back to Cleveland by Scott Rogust Golden State Warriors
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Under Steve Kerr, the Golden State Warriors have continually broken offensive norms and shattered statistical benchmarks. The 3-point shooting gets the most attention but the imprints of their offensive
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Dec 13, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts to a missed shot in the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports South Carolina football: Will Spencer Rattler take Gamecocks to next level? by Scott Rogust Steph Curry failed to break the
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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports) Packers: Adrian Amos expresses genuine concern over NFL postponing games by Mark Powell PNC Championship TV schedule, live stream, tee times for Tigers Woods’ return by Cody Williams Steph Curry is so popular, even LeBron James’ son Bronny shouts “Steph!” after shooting in recognition of the
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Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers. (Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) Mets: Max Scherzer makes choice for manager brutally obvious by Braulio Perez With the Indiana Pacers heading towards a rebuild, here are three trade pieces Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers can send to Indianapolis for star big man Myles Turner. Myles Turner could be had off the
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Dec 3, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) directs teammates during a break in the action against the Phoenix Suns in the second quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Bellator 272: Sergio Pettis pulls off unreal comeback KO of Kyoji Horiguchi to retain title
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New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas and Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry now share a fascinating statistic unique only to them.  What does towering Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas have in common with prolific Warriors shooter Steph Curry? It’s certainly not height. Curry is listed at 6-foot-2, while Valanciunas is oversized at 6-foot-11. It’s
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The championship-or-bust Lakers currently sit well outside the championship picture. How much should we be worried about L.A.’s slow start? The Lakers introduced significant downside risk to their season the moment they traded for Russell Westbrook, but it was hard to see things going this poorly this fast. We knew it would be difficult for
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NBA and NFL athletes used their platform to pressure Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt to commute the sentence of Julius Jones hours before his execution. Athlete activism has seen an uptick in recent years, with countless athletes sharing their perspectives directly with fans. Professional athletes possess unparalleled platforms, as heroes to millions of adoring sports fans
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The Miami Heat began this season with legitimate championship aspirations and they got off to a strong start in their season opener, pounding the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks 137-95.
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The NBA preseason is officially underway and even a sample size of a single game we’re already seeing some rookies showing out against the increased level of competition and
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Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. (Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) UFC Vegas 39: Mackenzie Dern vs. Marina Rodriguez preview and prediction by Curtis Calhoun Alex Cora gives ominous update on Chris Sale before postseason by Scott Rogust Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry becomes one of the first victims of new NBA rule change. Monday
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This week, The Long Two looks at how Jordan Poole could help fill in for Klay Thompson and whether the Knicks can replicate last year’s success. Given the variables at play, it’s nearly impossible, and certainly exhausting, to confidently project a likely outcome for the Golden State Warriors this season. Uncertainty over how Klay Thompson
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Golden State Warriors’ employees lost their health care for the month of May following a LeBron James three-pointer.  As if trying to navigate life during a pandemic isn’t tough enough, Chase Center concession workers lost their health care for the month of May after the Golden State Warriors lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in
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According to oddsmakers at Bovada, the Philadelphia 76ers are the frontrunners to retain their point guard, drastically altering Ben Simmons’ trade odds for the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season. Philadelphia have +200 odds of keeping the three-time All-Star—the best odds available. Now, what’s to say the 76ers refuse to trade him before training camp and decide
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Per oddsmakers at Bovada, seven-time All-Star Stephen Curry is the number one favorite to lead the NBA in three-pointers made per game in the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season. Possessing -165 odds, the Golden State Warriors guard is the frontrunner on the projected statistics board, followed by Damian Lillard (+250), Buddy Hield (+500) and Duncan Robinson
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Paul Millsap of the Denver Nuggets in action against the Miami Heat. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Suni Lee gets Olympic rings tattooed following medal haul at 2021 Olympics (Photo) by Baigen Seawell Former Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap is reportedly generating interest from two NBA title contenders. NBA free agency began earlier this month,
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Jordan Bell, Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) The Golden State Warriors could bring back one of these former teammates of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green this summer. After having missed out on the NBA playoffs the last two years, reaching into the past a bit could make some sense for the Golden State Warriors,
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Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers, Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors. (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Watch: Ernie Johnson drops the mic with poignant message to Alabama football team by John Buhler One NBA insider suggests the Golden State Warriors trade Draymond Green to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons. While appearing on FS1’s First Things First,
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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is guarded by De’Anthony Melton of the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA Play-In Tournament game. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) Jalen Green has monster Summer League performance against Cade Cunningham by Baigen Seawell After Stephen Curry opted out of the Tokyo Olympics, the question has come to fruition
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Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, Team USA. (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Red Sox place J.D. Martinez on the COVID list by John Buhler A second Olympic gold medal guarantees Springfield enshrinement for Draymond Green. Though rarely the star of any team he plays on, Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green deserves a ton
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Danilo Gallinari tries to steal the ball from Ben Simmons during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) Patricio Pitbull and A.J. McKee nearly come to blows at the Bellator 263 press conference (Video) by Curtis Calhoun The boldness of the Philadelphia 76ers in getting everything they want from the Ben
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Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. (Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports) Details emerge after Richard Sherman arrested on domestic violence charge by Josh Hill The Golden State Warriors have the trade pieces for Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard. Damian Lillard has been a mainstay on the Portland Trail
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James Wiseman, Golden State Warriors, Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors. (Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports) Who is Dee Devlin? by Maria Morales The Golden State Warriors could trade James Wiseman and the No. 7 overall pick to the Toronto Raptors for former All-Star Pascal Siakam. Needing to make the NBA Playoffs after a two-year postseason absence, the Golden
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Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, three teams have already shown serious interest in potentially trying to sign Kelly Oubre this offseason.  Where will Kelly Oubre Jr. end up suiting up next season? After joining the Golden State Warriors this past season from Phoenix/Oklahoma City, the 25-year-old wing
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Feb 20, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, argues with referee Marc Davis (8) as Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington looks on during the second half at Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets won 102-100. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports Colts running back Nyheim Hines impressed by Carson Wentz’s
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The Spurs have had some incredible offensive performances under Gregg Popovich but nothing tops last night’s 146-125 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. At an offensive rating of 142.3 points
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Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors. (Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports) Javier Martinez could be a boxing diamond in the rough by Jeremy Herriges Klay Thompson has an encouraging message to downtrodden Golden State Warriors fans. After seeing his Golden State Warriors get eliminated from NBA Playoffs on Friday night during their play-in tournament
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Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. (Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) 3 controversial calls that cost the Warriors against the Lakers by Ian Levy The Golden State Warriors may have lost, but at least Steph Curry won on the internet. Steph Curry channeled his inner Alonzo Mourning during the Golden State Warriors play-in tournament game loss
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Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers, Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) UFC Vegas 26 official weigh-in results: Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson by Thomas Albano Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green offers tremendous praise of Cleveland Cavaliers’ guard Darius Garland. Cleveland Cavaliers fans should be very excited about what Golden State Warriors
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Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Ryan Garcia withdraws from bout due to ‘health and wellbeing’ concerns by Curtis Calhoun The Golden State Warriors’ road game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans will be Marvel-themed. If you are really into The Avengers, then you are really going to be into ESPN’s May 3 telecast of
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Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports) Lakers: Alex Caruso explains why he turned down NBA Slam Dunk Contest by John Buhler Stephen Curry and LeBron James have this one thing in common, and you are never going to believe what it is. Everybody and their brother
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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports 3 free agents the Chiefs should avoid in the 2021 offseason by Rucker Haringey Draymond Green blasted the NBA’s treatment of players and the double standards regarding trades, specifically the Cavaliers’ situation with Andre Drummond. Draymond Green tied his career-high in assists with 16 last night as the Golden State
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Feb 20, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, argues with referee Marc Davis (8) as Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington looks on during the second half at Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets won 102-100. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports Latest update on J.J. Watt is bad news for
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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Dak Prescott giving Cowboys fans heart attacks with latest Instagram activity by Amy Kaplan NHL fans are roasting John Tortorella for benching yet another star player by Scott Rogust Draymond Green had a long walk back to the locker room in San Antonio. The
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January 25, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr instructs against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Patrick Mahomes almost had a major, major COVID scare on Sunday by Braulio Perez Gabby Williams on her new teammate Candace Parker, legacy
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