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How We Got Here: Dialing Back To 2008 & Happy Holidays Cohan

    The streak may be snapped, but the Warriors are riding high. The best record in NBA, a fun infection style and Stephen Curry is the front running candidate for MVP. And while we know they won’t win them all, and some bumps will be ahead in the road, Warrior fans finally have a team, which looks to be a sustainable contender for years to come. To long time Warriors fans, the idea of a sustainab ...

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Draymond Green Should Start At PF For The Foreseeable Future

One of the Warriors early season revelations has been the improvement of Draymond Green’s offensive game. Prior to the season, I postulated this was a make or break year for Green. In that I meant, Green’s defense was a known quantity but for him to ever become a starting caliber player he’d need to become a more consistent threat on offense. To his credit, he has done that. He built upon his gradual improv ...

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What The Klay Thompson Extension Means For The Warriors

The Warriors officially signed Klay Thompson to an extension hours before the October 31st deadline.  Thompson's extension is a full 4 year max with no opt-out clauses, keeping him with the Warriors through the 2018-19 season.  The max contract for players coming off of the rookie pay scale is worth approximately  with 7.5% raises. Using Larry Coon's current 2015-16 cap projections, Klay Thompson's contract ...

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What We Learned From The Warriors This Pre-Season

As preseason winds down, some trends are beginning to emerge for Steve Kerr’s 2014-15 Golden State Warriors. Preseason play is hard to quantify. The stats, while meaningful in pointing out some developments, are also largely meaningless. And while everything should be taken with a grain of salt, let's delve into what we’re seeing so far. Here are the Top 7 trends we saw from the Warriors in the Pre-season: ...

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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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