WARRIORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ranking the Golden State Warriors playoff roster from 1-14

The Golden State Warriors have the most talented roster in the NBA, which largely explains why they're the best team. But their success stretches beyond individual production. It's a cohesive blend of awesomeness, with three players who're arguably the very best at their respective positions leading the way. Beyond them, Golden State's complimentary pieces are as smart and effective...
Via Fox Sports
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Warriors guard claims Brazilian horse medicine keeps him healthy

After a couple of down years before he joined the Golden State Warriors in 2014, Leandro Barbosa has bounced back to become a dependable cog in a championship winning team. So how does the 33-year-old try to maintain his health and stay ready to play?Barbosa claims it's a matter of good, clean living. He goes to bed early. He eats plenty of fruits and vegetables. He exercises with...
Via Fox Sports
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WATCH: Warriors Running Man Challenge

The Warriors Dance Team & Jr. Jam squad cut loose at practice.
Via YouTube
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Golden State Warriors Prove they’re Barely Surviving without Steph Curry

Since star point guard Steph Curry was declared injured with a right knee sprain, it’s been almost expected that the Golden State Warriors would fall off from playoff contention during Curry’s recovery period. Despite the negative speculations however, the Warriors have proved to the NBA that they’re a collectively talented team, and while Curry may be the best shooter in...
Via The Sports Journal
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Video: What Is Draymond Green Doing During This Press Conference?

Former Michigan State forward Draymond Green has become one of the NBA’s most-personable stars, but he bizarrely froze up during a press conference on Tuesday night.  Check out what happened in a press conference after the Golden State Warriors second round Game 2 win against the Portland Trailblazers last night.  What exactly is Draymond doing here?  Draymond Green bot apparently...
Via College Spun
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors GM: Not even Stephen Curry knows when he'll return

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers took to the radio waves earlier this week to quiet speculation concerning the timing of Stephen Curry’s highly anticipated return to the court, saying not even the superstar has an idea when it will happen. “I know everybody wants to know is it going to be Saturday, is it going to be Monday? It’s in that range, but it’s hard...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors' all-time defense sends Blazers reeling home

This is the best defense in the league, and perhaps of all time. Damian Lillard sat at his locker after one of his greatest career performances, trying to recollect and gather his thoughts in the aftermath of the storm. Ensconced in the silence of it all, he stared blankly ahead before departing for his postgame presser. "As the game was winding down, I was just like man, this...
Via Golden State of Mind
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green on Klay Thompson: 'He's the best shooting guard in the league, period'

The Golden State Warriors have not lost a game since Stephen Curry sprained his knee in the first round. They still look dominant, with small-ball lineups that impose Rubik's Cube-level puzzles on the opposition. Their defense is still a bear trap.But Curry's absence is big-picture relevant. It forces Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to assume larger roles than they're used to, and...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum says Warriors set ‘a lot of illegal screens’

The Portland Trail Blazers were poised to even their series against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night until they blew an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter. If you asked Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, he might tell you the officiating had a lot to do with it. McCollum says Klay Thompson, who scored a game-high 27 points, has been difficult to defend because the Warriors...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Golden State Warriors dismantle Trail Blazers in fourth quarter comeback

Without Stephen Curry, the Warriors pulled off one of the most epic fourth quarter comeback wins of the 2015-16 season. In the playoffs, no less. Bay Area News Group’s Courtney Cronin and Marcus Thompson break down what went wrong for the Warriors in three quarters of Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals and how Klay Thompson, Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green were able to...
Via Inside the Warriors
6 hours ago

One Beat (Warriors 110, Blazers 99)

The Warriors' electric come-from-behind win over the Blazers in Game 2 captured what I love most about this team.  It wasn't the Warriors' stifling fourth quarter defense, which allowed only two baskets over the game's final 5:20.  It wasn't the sense of inevitability, as the team roared past Portland in a dominant 17-4 crunch-time run.  It wasn't Klay Thompson's threes, Shaun...
Via Fast Break
9 hours ago

Trayce Thompson’s home run ball never lands (VIDEO)

Tropicana Field is a baseball eyesore — with features other stadiums don’t care to have. One of them is the catwalk up near the top of the domed park, which can prevent high flies from ever coming down. Visiting Dodger rookie Trayce Thompson experienced what’s possible when a ball is hit in a certain spot. Fortunately enough for him, this mammoth shot was still a home...
Via The Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors' Varejao says tripping Henderson not intentional

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State backup big man Anderson Varejao insists he didn't deliberately trip Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series. Yet after watching the replay, he understands it sure looked like he did it on purpose. Portland coach Terry Stotts called it a ''dirty play'' on Monday. Then Tuesday, the NBA...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott admits to giving ‘entitled’ D’Angelo Russell tough love

One of the prevailing — not to mention disconcerting — storylines during the Los Angeles Lakers’ disastrous 2015-26 campaign — outside of Kobe Bryant’s retirement, of course — was the seemingly dysfunctional relationship that existed between Byron Scott and rookie D’Angelo Russell. While Scott’s apparent feelings for the young player manifested itself in his outward...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MIST TWST presents "Golden State of Mind Night" for Warriors vs. Blazers Game 3

We are teaming up with MIST TWST to host a viewing party for Game 3! Stephen Curry recently hinted that he might return as soon as Game 3, when the Warriors travel to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers. Regardless of whether or not the MVP is fit to play, we here at GSOM have a very special announcement. We are teaming up with Pepsi Co. and MIST TWST to host a very special playoff...
Via Golden State of Mind
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Stephen Curry wife rejected him first time he went for a kiss

Stephen Curry has always been smooth on the basketball court, but there have been times where he can’t find the same kind of rhythm off of it. Just ask his wife. In an entertaining interview with Alan Shipnuck of Parents Magazine, Curry and his wife Ayesha opened up about their personal life and how their marriage came about. The two were in the same church group together as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Warriors vs. Blazers NBA Playoffs preview: Game 2 at the Roaracle

The Warriors look to go 2-0 against the Trail Blazers at the Roaracle tonight. Can Damian Lillard and company make adjustments to put the brakes on an unstoppable Golden State? Preview: Warriors vs Trail Blazers NBA Playoffs Second Round, Game 2: Golden State Warriors lead the series 1-0 vs The Portland Trail Blazers Last Game: GSW 118-106 (Sunday, May 1st, 2016...
Via Golden State of Mind
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Warriors determined to set defensive tone again in Game 2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Andrew Bogut has taken to publicly calling himself unflattering names. Such was his mood Monday when someone inquired about the Golden State center often appearing mean and nasty. He used another word to basically refer to himself as a jerk - ''100 percent,'' he said. As long as Bogut and the defending champion Warriors keep playing the kind of defense that...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Blazers showed grit in Game 1, but they must win Game 2

The Golden State Warriors’ 118-106 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals could easily be placed in the “Really Not That Close” catagory. After all, the Dubs took a 20-point lead into the second quarter and never led by fewer than nine points the rest of the way. Klay Thompson was brilliant, hitting seven 3-pointers for the third...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr rules out Stephen Curry for Game 2

Steve Kerr likes to have fun with the media, and he invoked his inner Gregg Popovich once again while talking about Stephen Curry, who will not play in Game 2, per Rusty Simmons of of the San Francisco Chronicle. Steve Kerr said Stephen Curry (knee) won't play tomorrow, but team will list him as doubtful "just to give people something to chew on." — Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderon Varejao and Gerald Henderson get into it, ejected from game

Anderson Varejao and Gerald Henderson got into one of the weirder scuffles you’ll see during Game 1 of the Blazers-Warriors series. Rather than putting their hands on one another, they went at it soccer-style. Henderson bumped into Varejao, and he didn’t like it, so the Cavs big man kicked his leg out and tripped Henderson. Things quickly got heated and they got in each other’s...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Warriors Beat Blazers 118-106 in Game One

The Warriors take down Portland 118-106 in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday at Oracle Arena.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton will be good for the Lakers, but will the Lakers be good for Luke Walton?

Luke Walton has a proud papa today, but he also hopes that father doesn’t know best. Bill Walton’s body didn’t enable him to become the heart of an NBA dynasty, but the legendary center lasted long enough to win NBA titles for different teams in different decades. Luke Walton’s father appreciates the long view — not because of his first title with the Portland Trail Blazers...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden reportedly will play role in picking next Rockets coach

The Houston Rockets on Wednesday night saw an extremely disappointing season come to an end courtesy of a 114-81 playoff elimination loss to the Golden State Warriors. One of the biggest issues facing the Rockets, a team that went from appearing in the Western Conference Finals last season to barely sneaking into the playoffs this year, is determining the organization’s future...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr named NBA Coach of the Year

After coaching his Golden State Warriors to a new NBA record for regular season wins, Steve Kerr took home some hardware of his own. The league has named Kerr this year’s recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy for NBA Coach of the Year. In just his second season with the franchise, Kerr has put together quite an impressive body of work. He followed up last season’s NBA championship...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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