Breaking: Kevon Looney will play in Game 4

According to Golden State Warriors’ Head Coach Steve Kerr, Forward/Center Kevon Looney will play tonight in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Looney missed Game 3 of the Finals after he suffered a non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture during Game 2 of the series. Kerr announced during a pre-game press conference that the team would “give him a shot and see what he’s got” since he was reportedly “dying to play.” There is not yet word on whether or not the training staff will put a minutes restriction on Looney during tonight’s matchup versus the Toronto Raptors in Oracle Arena.

 

Uncategorized

NBA Playoffs: Curry’s 38 pushes Warriors past Clippers in Game 1

Behind Steph Curry’s 38 points, the Golden State Warriors dominated the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their round 1 series. While Curry certainly filled up the stat sheet during Saturday’s matchup, teammates like Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson provided a nice boost behind Curry’s lead, with the two scoring 23 and 12 respectively. Several Clippers players, like Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, also had impressive games. Williams finished with 25 points, three rebounds, and nine assists while Harrell finished with 26 points, five rebounds, and two assists.

Final: Warriors 121, Clippers 104

Game 1 MVP: Stephen Curry

Uncategorized

Golden State Warriors plan to sign Jonas Jerebko after he is waived by Jazz

Jonas Jerebko has reportedly planned to sign with the Golden State Warriors after clearing his waivers.

The Utah Jazz waived Jerebko on Saturday in order to expand their cap space and give themselves another roster spot for a young player.

The 6-foot-10 big-man was used as a reliable role player during his time in Utah. The team used him to shoot quick jumpers and to expand their floor, while shooting the occasional three-pointer. He played significant minutes for the Jazz during the regular season, but when playoffs time came, he was used far less.

The nine-year NBA veteran suffered a devastating Achilles injury during his time with the Detroit Pistons, where he spent the first five seasons of his NBA career. He seemingly has fit into many rotations around the league as he has played for multiple teams, with the Jazz being no exception. Jerebko shot 41.4% from the three and finished with a career high 58% shooting overall.

 

The Warriors will likely view this as a valuable pick-up assuming the deal gets inked on Monday. After signing DeMarcus Cousins earlier in free agency, the Warriors will look to sign a three-and-d player to pair up with rookie Jacob Evans and help him throughout the season.

Jerebko will likely play a veteran role, similar to the way David West played with the team last year. The Swedish forward must be paid a guaranteed $4.2 million if he is picked up by the Warriors.

Free Agency Uncategorized

DeMarcus Cousins Joins The Golden State Warriors

Elite big-man DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a contract with the defending world champions, the Golden State Warriors.

By signing the deal, Cousins ends the partnership he had acquired with the New Orleans Pelicans and MVP-candidate Anthony Davis. Cousins had been playing with the Pelicans for about a year-and-a-half until his all-star season was cut short by a horrific Achilles tear. With the severity of Cousins’ injury, teams were wary to accept a deal with him and, as Cousins himself put it, zero offers were extended to him during his time as a free agent.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Cousins has been selected as an all-star four times in his time in the league. He was also selected to the All-NBA Second Team roster twice in his career in addition to being awarded All-Rookie First Team in 2011.

By agreeing to the contract with the Warriors, Cousins will make around $5.3 million dollars in exchange for one year of his services. It has been reported by Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports that defensive powerhouse Draymond Green and Warriors general manager Bob Myers took the reigns in the recruitment of Cousins. It has also been noted that the All-Star center spoke with the Warriors’ head coach, Steve Kerr.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks a game while shooting a cool 47% from the floor. Cousins was seemingly going for a career year in New Orleans before his injury. This should be music to Golden State’s ears as they picked up an elite big-man for a great price.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Cousins will likely not be ready to return to action until around December or January, but Golden State is the perfect place for DeMarcus to rest up for the postseason since they don’t need immediate help from him on the court. If DeMarcus can put up similar numbers this year with the Warriors when he becomes active, he could be looking at a lucrative contract deal next summer when he will become a free agent again.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

On the flip side, New Orleans will miss DeMarcus’ production next season as they will lean heavily on Anthony Davis’ shoulders.

With Golden State big men Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee on the move, the Warriors clearly made this move to help strengthen the depth of their squad. This move will likely help Golden State to keep a good grip on the Western Conference and the league in general.

Free Agency