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Why You Need To Be Paying Attention To The Warriors Right Now

This post isn’t for the diehards. Diehard Warrior fans know how special this season has been. Those same diehards who filled Oracle for 20 years of ineptitude are probably struggling to put to words what’s happening. No, this post is for your casual bay area sports fan. Bay Area in general isn’t the most diehard sports community. That’s not to say the bay doesn’t rally behind its team when something is happ ...

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Draymond Green for Kevin Love?

Over the past few days this question has floated around the Internet.  Would you trade Draymond Green for Kevin Love? Six months ago the mere idea sounded comical.  Kevin Love, 3-time all-star, MVP candidate for Draymond Green, a tough tenacious role player. But such is the NBA, things move fast, situations can change quickly.  The Warriors are currently the belle of the NBA ball, and Green might as well be ...

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Top Five Signature Performances of Early 2014-15 Season

2015 is upon us and the Warriors could not have gotten off to a better start. So far the early portion of the season has brought us some signature performances. Lets look back at the last 2+ months and identify the 5 best individual displays of the Warriors season. Klay Thompson Arrives Between trade rumors and extension talks, Klay Thompson was the major talking point of the Warriors all summer. Was it a m ...

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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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