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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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Painting the Picture of the Bob Myers Extension

A week ago today, it was reported by a source close to the San Jose Mercury News that Warriors GM Bob Myers signed a three-year contract extension to remain with the team through the 2017-18 NBA season. What a meteoric rise it has been for Myers since he was first hired as Assistant GM back in April 2011. Taking a look back at all the front office transactions in his short tenure, it is clear to see why Mye ...

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Grading Steph Curry and Klay Thompson Through FIBA World Cup Group Play

By: Drew Kells After cruising through five easy games and winning Group C in the FIBA World Cup, USA will now prepare to take on Mexico in the Round of 16 on Saturday. The road thus far has been fairly smooth for the Americans, with one bump along the way in the first half of Game 2 against Turkey. Finding themselves right in the thick of things are Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, who have emerged as two of ...

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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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Warriors World Roundtable: How Many Games Will The W’s Win?

Which game are you looking forward to the most? Sam Esfandiari: Christmas Day.  That has to be everyone's answer right?  Before the schedule was released, every Warriors fan assumed there would be another Christmas day re-match.  The flopping, the skirmishes, the ejections, every Warriors-Clippers game the last two seasons has had playoff intensity.  Add the heartbreaking seven game series loss in the final ...

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