Warriors forward Draymond Green appeared on The Woj Pod and opened up about his altercation last season with Kevin Durant and how it caused him to question his standing with the team.
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Golden State star Draymond Green and President/GM Bob Myers join The Woj Pod for an illuminating window into the Warriors' championship run, including the relationships and dynamics that propelled historic highs and combustible episodes- including an introspective and raw examination around the final season with Kevin Durant.
Hornets owner Michael Jordan said he wouldn't include two-time league MVP Stephen Curry as a teammate on his all-time fantasy starting five and that the Warriors star is "not a Hall of Famer yet."
After saying during a recent interview that it was "unlikely" Klay Thompson would play this season as he continues to recover from a torn ACL, Warriors coach Steve Kerr clarified Tuesday that a return this season is "still possible."
Lakers. Clippers. Bucks. Sixers. Which elite teams are Finals-bound? Our NBA writers and analysts make their conference championship and Finals picks.
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Kevin Pelton projects a major shake-up in the NBA's power structure and he joins Brian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps one day before the tip of the 2019-20 season to discuss his analytics-based conclusions. In the East, Pelton explains his concerns for the Celtics and the guys also dig into how far the Pacers can go (15:19). In the West, the crew lays out expectations for the Clippers (33:05) and Lakers (36:55) after addressing their postseason concerns for the Rockets (28:38).
Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Steve Kerr explains why the Warriors plan to waive Alfonzo McKinnie and offers McKinnie some nice praise in the process: "The plan is to waive Zo tomorrow. We told him that this morning. It's a really, really difficult move to make because we have so much respect for Zo -- not only his talent on the court, but his character off the court. He's been fantastic and just a real pro. He's the kind of person you want on your team -- and he's an NBA player. He helped us win a lot of games last year, helped us get to the Finals. He's everything you want from a player in your locker room, in terms of being a great teammate, a great worker. Just a really high character human being. So this is just the way things have fallen out. The injuries at the center position have put us in this spot, along with the hard cap. And we tried to see if there were ways we could keep Marquese and Zo and we just couldn't find any ways so we need Marquese, with the injuries, and the center spot and with our general lack of size anyway. And he's had a great camp -- so the plan is for Marquese to make the roster. Everything will become official tomorrow and we always wait until the last second to make anything official, but that would be the plan."
Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Marquese Chriss is in and Alfonzo McKinnie is out as the Warriors continue re-working the roster in a year of transition. The official roster tweaks aren't expected to be completed until Saturday, according to a league source, but McKinnie was not at Friday's shootaround. Warriors coach Steve Kerr called Chriss ‘the surprise of camp' last week and the young big man continues to open eyes with his play. He will get a chance to contribute as Kevon Looney (hamstring) and Willie Cauley-Stein (foot) continue rehabbing. Looney is expected back for next Thursday's season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers, but Cauley-Stein will remain out for at least a couple more weeks. "I haven't heard anything officially," Chriss said after Friday's shootaround. "Just going into [tonight's game] like I have the past couple games and still trying to prove myself and just trying to show that I belong." The Athletic earlier reported the news of McKinnie being waived.
Warriors forward Draymond Green, in giving a passionate defense of Marquese Chriss on Wednesday, said, "it's not always the kid's fault" when top draft picks falter in the league.