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Proving Ground: Festus Ezeli

This will be the first in a new series where I lay out the situation for a Warrior with more on the line this season. There may be no better place to start than Mr. Ezeli. Festus Ezeli is at a fascinating crossroads both common and uncommon for an NBA player. The story of a team being unsure of a big man’s future three years into his career is so frequent it borders on cliché but Ezeli stands out in that gr ...

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Warriors Offseason: Discussing The New Schedule, Adam Silver and More

Scott Horlbeck The 2015-2016 NBA schedules are out!!! Just kidding about the exclamation points. I'm actually not that excited for the new schedules. 41 home games, 41 road games, a dope Christmas line-up, a couple devilish Free Agent vs. Old Team match ups, and a few teams that get blanked on national TV games (Denver, Detroit, Philly). It's pretty much the same every year, but nowadays it seems like you’r ...

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Klay Thompson Staying Busy in the Offseason

By Yama Hazheer Stephen Curry isn't the only Splash Brother having a busy offseason. Klay Thompson has had a lot on his plate as well. -== 8 Moves That Paved Way for Warriors’ NBA Title ==- I had a moment to talk to Thompson at a recent Body Armor event at Jamtown in Oakland. There, he had a three-point shootout with five lucky people who won a contest. Despite one heroic effort from a fan, Thompson was eas ...

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Jason Thompson’s Past, Present, Future

By Yama Hazheer The same amount of head coaches as years played, potentially more teammates than wins, and several headaches on and off the court. -== 8 Moves That Paved Way for Warriors’ NBA Title ==- Welcome to the Bay, Jason Thompson. Thompson was the selected 12th by the Sacramento Kings in the 2008 NBA Draft. Seven years later, he became their franchise leader in games played since the team moved to Sa ...

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2016: The Early Lay of the Land

By keeping Draymond Green (especially at less than his max), drafting Kevon Looney and saving on their luxury tax bill by swapping David Lee for Jason Thompson without giving up substantial assets, Bob Myers and the Warriors have done very well this summer. With the roster largely set and plenty of time until training camp starts, we can take a little walk down hypothetical lane and look at 2016. Tim Kawaka ...

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Analyzing the Gerald Wallace for Jason Thompson Swap

The Warriors have effectively turned David Lee into Jason Thompson, assuming the “draft consideration” ends up being the pick swap that has been reported (basically, the Warriors end up with the worst choice of their own, Miami’s and OKC’s for the 2016 Draft). There are two major dimensions to consider when analyzing the Gerald Wallace for Jason Thompson swap: The Money: While swapping Lee for Wallace saved ...

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Warriors Offseason: Discussing Looney, McAdoo, Clark | Exchange Part 1

Scott Horlbeck Summer League wrapped up last week and the Spurs made out like Breaking Bad at the Emmys. Kyle Anderson took home MVP, the Spurs won the actual Summer League championship and Becky Hammon simultaneously won “Best Story From Summer League” and “Story Most Likely To Get Rural Radio Hosts In Trouble.” -== 8 Moves That Paved Way for Warriors’ NBA Title ==- But enough about the Spurs. Let’s talk W ...

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2014-15 Warriors Summer League: Not the Ordinary Summer

Are you still watching the closing moments of Game 6 of the NBA Finals? Is the confetti from the parade still perusing the floor in your bedroom? Have you not washed your playoff shirt yet? If you haven’t heard, or are a Los Angeles Lakers fan still in denial, the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship. It’s been nearly a month since the final buzzer sounded in Cleveland, and for most, the moment is ...

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