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Warriors’ NBA Finals Flameout Turns 73 Wins into Bitter What-If Question

One way or another, winning an unprecedented 73 games was going to define this season for the Golden State Warriors. Either it would be the brightest jewel in their championship crown or it would be an all-too-expensive, energy-sucking bauble. Either they ... (Continue reading)

Title-Contending Warriors of Today a Reflection of Past Teammates and Coaches

They tower over everyone in the hallway leading to the Golden State Warriors' practice floor. Rick Barry. Sleepy Floyd. Purvis Short. Larry Smith. Wilt Chamberlain. Tim Hardaway. Manute Bol. Mitch Richmond. Chris Mullin. Nate Thurmond. Don Nelson. Baron Davis. Antawn ... (Continue reading)

Golden State Warriors Show Maturity in Draymond Green Negotiations

The Golden State Warriors once again resisted their first impulse. Result, once again: success. Just as the Warriors considered trading shooting guard Klay Thompson for Kevin Love last summer until wiser heads prevailed, sources say the Warriors considered taking a hard ... (Continue reading)

NBA Insiders Feel Warriors Will Have Plenty of Competition for Draymond Green

The consensus among various NBA general managers, pro personnel directors, scouts and assistant coaches is that Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is not a restricted free agent teams will chase this summer as if he were a No. 1 or ... (Continue reading)

Is Stephen Curry the Best Shooter Ever? Yes, Say Many of NBA’s All-Time Marksmen

The assignment: Explore the notion that Warriors guard Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter in NBA history. Initial reaction: This will be easy. Make a claim about someone being the greatest ever—it doesn't really matter what the topic is—and you can ... (Continue reading)

Golden State Warriors Challenging Old, Tired Assumptions About 3-Ball Chucking

OAKLAND — Time to update that old aphorism, “Live by the three, die by the three.” Let’s be clear: No team is going to win a championship strictly shooting from long range, and no team is going to win a championship ... (Continue reading)

With Attitude, Clutch Play, Warriors’ Bench Showing It Takes Backseat to None

Among the many surpluses this year's Golden State Warriors enjoy that last year's did not—not one but two All-Stars, not one but two shot-blocking centers, not one but two head coaches—it's rarely noted that they damn near have not one ... (Continue reading)

Draymond Green Presents Unique Challenge for Anthony Davis to Solve

OAKLAND — Draymond Green already had both legs, thigh to ankle, swaddled in bags of ice as he sat in front of his locker when assistant athletic trainer Drew Yoder alerted him that he was second among three players for one-hour ... (Continue reading)

Draymond Green’s Impact on Warriors May Change Definition of NBA’s Top Defender

If early returns are any indication, the Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green will beat out Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan for NBA Defensive Player of the Year, which would represent either a watershed moment or a once-every-decade quirk in ... (Continue reading)

Blueprint for Toppling Warriors in NBA Playoffs Not Easy but Is Possible

Despite being one of the few to claim victory over the Golden State Warriors this season, Denver Nuggets interim head coach Melvin Hunt does not envy anyone who has to do it four times to get past them in the ... (Continue reading)