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How Does the Warriors’ 20-2 Start Compare to the Greatest Starts in NBA History?

A hot start is one thing—a dime a dozen, all sports considered. But when a season’s opening stretch becomes historically hot? That’s when all eyes become fixed, rather than merely fleeting. With their 105-98 road win over the Dallas Mavericks Saturday afternoon, ... (Continue reading)

Draymond Green Emerging as Golden State Warriors’ Not-So-Secret Weapon

Even before their so-far storied season began, the Golden State Warriors must’ve known they’d face this dilemma: Bide time until David Lee’s return or mold Draymond Green into the starting-caliber player he’d proved he could be? Green has all but settled ... (Continue reading)

Warriors’ Starting Small Forward Decision More Complicated Than It Seems

When your starting five registers a net rating of plus-15.4 over 819 regular-season minutes—as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, David Lee and Andrew Bogut did for the Golden State Warriors a season ago*—you think it’d be best to leave ... (Continue reading)

What Will Make 2014-15 a Successful Season for Harrison Barnes?

Few NBA players have gone from star in the making to potential roster filler faster than the Golden State Warriors’ Harrison Barnes. Following a promising rookie campaign, the former North Carolina standout flat-lined in his sophomore year—the product, in no small ... (Continue reading)

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson’s Team USA Experience Will Pay off for Warriors

Of all the NBA teams that could use one more mini-leap from their two best players to launch themselves squarely into the championship conversation, the Golden State Warriors—with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson—fit the bill best. Luckily for them, the two will ... (Continue reading)

Is It Do or Die for the Golden State Warriors in 2014-15?

From the outside peering in, the Golden State Warriors appear every bit the part of a championship contender: two of the NBA’s most devastating shooters, a top-notch wing defender, a frontcourt awash in veteran moxie, all making up one of ... (Continue reading)

What Is Steve Kerr’s Vision for Golden State Warriors Offense?

Heading into the 2013-14 campaign, expectations were high for the Golden State Warriors—Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each one year older, Andre Iguodala fresh in the fold—to make the leap to elite offensive machine after finishing 10th the previous season. Instead, ... (Continue reading)

Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Klay Thompson

Of the myriad young assets strewn about the NBA landscape, few have had their names subject to more speculation than Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors. Taken 11th overall in the 2011 draft, the sharpshooting Thompson has steadily emerged as ... (Continue reading)

Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes React to Kevin Love Trade Rumors

NBA trades are celebrated for their ability to shake up the NBA landscape. And rightly so—players and teams often need a change of scenery, after all. Seldom, however, do we give enough credence to the chaos trades create around them, from ... (Continue reading)

Mark Jackson: Golden State Warriors Won’t Rest Players, Want Best Playoff Seed

To rest, or not to rest? It’s not exactly Shakespeare, but the dilemma currently being confronted by playoff-bound NBA coaches—whether to and how long to sit players out—certainly entails more than a little bit of drama. Add the Golden State Warriors’ Mark ... (Continue reading)