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Warriors New SF Arena Updates

Last month, the Golden State Warriors proposed a new 12-acre sports and entertainment center in Mission Bay. As designed by Snohetta, the 18,000-seat arena is sited on the eastern portion of the Mission Bay site, with two office buildings on the western corners along Third.  Up to 90,000 square feet of retail would be concentrated within the ground floor of the office buildings and in a Market Hall along Te ...

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The Klay Thompson Extension and Summer of 2015 Flexibility

The Warriors are going to re-sign Klay Thompson. Short of New Orleans deciding they need to trade Anthony Davis for a third eight figure salaried shooting guard, it’s unlikely the Warriors move Thompson. The Warriors have until October 31st to re-sign Thompson. If an extension isn’t reached, both sides are forced to wait until restricted free agency period in the beginning of July 2015. And with restricted ...

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Best Backcourt in NBA: Warriors or Clippers?

Recently, ESPN Insider Amin Elhassan, ranked the best backcourts in the NBA.  Pacific Division rivals, the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers ranked 2nd and 1st respectively. This brings up an interesting argument, which backcourt is better? Lets start with the numbers. Here is Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul and JJ Redick broken down by the numbers last season. All stats are per 100 po ...

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Getting To Know Leandro Barbosa

The Warriors signed Leandro Barbosa to a veteran’s minimum contract. Barbosa is best known for his time with the Phoenix Suns. Barbosa spent the first 7 years of his career in Phoenix, highlighted by winning the 2006-07 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award. Last season, he re-joined the Suns midseason for a brief stint before breaking his hand and ending his year. Warriors World decided to sit down with Brightsi ...

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Make or Break Year For Draymond Green

Draymond Green is already a fan favorite. The tenacity and emotion he plays with sparks the Oracle crowd. It’s hard to not root for a guy like Green, a classic underdog, overlooked in the draft, who has earned every minute he’s gotten. Green has already done what most 2nd round picks don't do, prove he's a legitimate NBA player. In two years, Green has gone from after thought, to situation specialist, to ar ...

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The 6th Man And Generating Offense Without Steph Curry

The sixth man is a funny concept. The NBA defines the sixth man of the year as “the league's most valuable player for his team coming off the bench as a substitute.” This definition over time seems to have evolved to ‘the player who scores the most off of the bench’. Even then, there’s a bit of a disconnect. Still, the concept of ‘how are we going to score when our best player is off the floor’ is an import ...

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Has the Warriors’ Bench Improved This Off-Season?

With the signing of Andre Iguodala, the Warriors broke the 50-game win barrier for the first time in 20 years. The Iguodala acquisition helped the Warriors become a top 5 defense in the NBA, and improve 4 wins upon the previous season. It was not without a cost however. In acquiring Iguodala, the Warriors had to let key bench catalysts, Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry, walk in free agency in the summer of 2013 ...

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USA Basketball Showcase: Splash Bros Bring Versatility To Team USA

Tonight’s Blue-White Scrimmage presents Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson a final opportunity to present their cases for making Team USA. Warrior fans will have an added interest tuning into the Team USA scrimmage when the ball tips tonight at the Thomas and Mack Center,. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will be opponents for the first time in their professional careers. The Blue-White Scrimmage is the players ...

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