Golden State Warriors Exercise Contract Options On Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Decline Option On Nemanja Nedovic

The Golden State Warriors announced on Thursday that the team had exercised the fourth-year contract options on forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli. Meanwhile, Golden State declined to exercise the third-year option for guard Nemanja Nedovic. All three options are for the 2015-16 season. The 22-year-old Barnes started and scored nine points in the Warriors’ season-opening 95-77 beatdown of more »

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Steve Kerr Doesn’t Expect to Have a ‘Ton of Interaction’ With Lacob, His Thoughts on Jackson & More Press Conference Highlights

Steve Kerr’s diplomatic approach was on full display at his introductory press conference. On Tuesday afternoon at the  Golden State Warriors downtown Oakland practice facility, the team’s new point man skillfully dodged some tricky questions thrown his way. Kerr remarked that he’s already received a “fantastic reception” from his new players, but none of them were there to corroborate that more »

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Steve Kerr Calls Golden State Warriors ‘Very Good’ Rather Than Championship-Caliber

Steve Kerr’s introductory press conference as the new head coach of the Golden State Warriors began in inauspicious fashion. Right as general manager Bob Myers was about to explain what had led the organization to zero in on the five-time NBA champion his microphone went dead. That happened several more times before the technical issues were finally resolved and Myers more »

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Report: Lacob and Other ‘Big-Money Types’ Have Interest in Buying Oakland Athletics From Fisher, Wolff

Joe Lacob, the majority owner of the Golden State Warriors, is interested in buying the Oakland Athletics, as Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Multiple sources: Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob has had talks with A’s owner John Fisher about Lacob’s interest in buying the A’s… MORE… — Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) April 8, 2014 Of course, there’s always more »

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Could There be Room For the Warriors at Howard Terminal Too?

On Thursday, the Port of Oakland and a group of prominent local business leaders took a small step toward a potential waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal by entering into an exclusive negotiating agreement. The port and the business group, dubbed the Oakland Waterfront Ballpark LLC, now have 10 months to begin exploring the viability and cost of building a stadium more »

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Golden State Warriors Acquire Steve Blake in Exchange for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks

The Golden State Warriors have finally found a backup point guard. With the trade deadline looming, the Warriors announced that the team has acquired Steve Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. The Warriors also used a $4 million trade exception in the deal, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle. more »

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Warriors Acquire Jordan Crawford From Celtics

Well, the Warriors finally have their Jarrett Jack replacement. As announced this morning, the Warriors have acquired guard Jordan Crawford from the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade that will also send guard Toney Douglas to the Miami Heat. The Celtics will receive center Joel Anthony as well as a protected first round pick, and a 2016 second round pick. more »

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Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors Blowout Lakers

Klay Thompson set a career-high, scoring 38 points, knocking down five threes and leading the Warriors to a 125-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in the Warriors highly-anticipated season-opener. Thompson set the tone early, matching the Lakers first quarter total with 16 points. “I just wanted to come out here and play aggressive,” Klay said. “I’m getting a lot more »

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