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Andre Iguodala wants Klay Thompson to get the Max

Andre Iguodala has been Klay Thompson's number one fan since they became teammates last summer.  Iguodala routinely praised Thompson throughout the 2013-14 season and spoke about getting Klay more shots in an effort to secure a bigger payday during the summer. Iguodala appeared on Sirius XM radio earlier today and again showered Thompson with praise along with making it clear that the Warriors shouldn't tra ...

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3×3: Warriors Draft Busts and Disappointments

Biggest draft bust in Warriors history? Jesse Taylor: The biggest? Just one? That’s like asking me to pick my most annoying family member. Or the most exasperating CEO of a Silicon Valley start-up. Nearly impossible to settle on one.   The Warriors draft ineptitude goes all the way back to 1953 when they took Ernie Beck #1 overall as their territorial selection. Drafted ahead of three future NBA Hall o ...

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Stephen Curry and the Stretch 4

By: Sam Esfandiari    One of the more interesting comments Steve Kerr made at his opening press conference was the Warriors need for a stretch 4. The ‘stretch 4’ (a power forward who can shoot 3 pointers) has been a growing trend in the NBA. Don Nelson regularly used it. Mike D’Antoni’s team took it a step further and popularized the concept of having four 3-point threats (or a 4 out system) attacking ...

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Explaining Harrison Barnes’ Sophomore Slump

By: Corey Smith As the 2012 NBA Draft approached, many Warriors fans were hoping to fill the need at small forward with one of the two options: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist from Kentucky or Harrison Barnes from North Carolina. While many scouts were critical of Barnes' lack of aggressiveness, the sophomore had lead the ACC in scoring the previous two seasons and was named Second team All-American by the NABC (Nat ...

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Breaking down the Klay Thompson Contract Situation

By: Sam Esfandiari How much will Klay Thompson’s Extension cost?   In addition to trying to bolster the roster the Warriors enter this summer with an opportunity to extend Klay Thompson before he hits restricted free agency in the summer of 2015. Any extension would have no barring on the 2014/15 payroll. Thompson is already slotted to make $4.47 million next season per the rookie scale.   The War ...

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On the Warriors To-Do List: Fixing the “Curry Cliff”

By: Jack Detsch   What was the Warriors’ biggest hiccup last season?   Losing Andrew Bogut to a busted ribcage? No. An off-year from Harrison Barnes? Think again. Mark Jackson’s iso-ball offense? Not quite.   Stephen Curry hitting the bench? Exactly. When Golden State’s superstar leaves the floor, the offense falls to the worst in the league: scoring just about 95 points per a hundred possess ...

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Warriors’ Current Cap Inflexibility Warrants Trade for Kevin Love

By: Drew Kells When you look at the three teams left with a legitimate shot at hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy in a few weeks time (sorry Indiana), what do you see? The reigning Miami Heat have LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The Spurs’ well-oiled machine is run by Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. And the Oklahoma City Thunder feature the young explosiveness of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The obvious com ...

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Motivated to Lose: The NBA Draft

  By: Tor Unsworth The current structure of the NBA draft, it seems, has never been under more intense fire than it is at the present moment. Critics of the existing lottery system contend that it provides too strong of an incentive for teams to lose. The intent of a draft system where picks are made in inverse order of record is to create parity between teams. Indeed, the goal of parity has compelled ...

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