A Kevin Durant-Warriors reunion? It’s unlikely, but team’s stars wouldn’t oppose

This Independence Day will be the sixth anniversary of Kevin Durant’s league-altering decision to join the Warriors. Could this July also feature his return? ESPN Andscape’s Marc Spears first mentioned the Warriors’ potential interest. The Warriors could undoubtedly put together one of the best packages for a Durant trade. And for a front office known … Read more

How did Warriors get Donte DiVincenzo and what does he bring to them?

Bob Myers warned of an eventual salary limit, an undefined financial threshold where Joe Lacob would finally say no. That red light came on the first night of free agency. The Golden State Warriors let Gary Payton II walk. They offered him the taxpayer mid-level, which sits at $6.4 million. He received north of $8 … Read more

2022 NBA free agency Day 2: Grades, great values, head-scratchers and more

Day 2 of 2022 NBA free agency was another day of big money and big moves. We also saw three significant trades all happen within a couple of hours of one another, and none of them were Kevin Durant. His trade request still looms over the NBA, but it has not halted business in the … Read more

Why Kevin Durant has sights set on Phoenix; latest on Damian Lillard, Kings and Warriors

A few thoughts here as Day 2 of NBA free agency unfolds… Kevin Durant sweepstakes, Day II All eyes are on Phoenix when it comes to Durant, the Nets star who is believed to be targeting the Suns as his preferred next destination. Yet while I wrote at length on Thursday about how a deal … Read more

Golden State Warriors, Kevon Looney agree to three-year contract, sources say

3:04 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Free-agent center Kevon Looney has agreed to stay with the Golden State Warriors on a three-year, $25.5 million deal, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday. Looney, 27, is coming off a breakout year with the 2022 NBA champion Warriors, who drafted him in the first round … Read more

Gary Payton II finalizing deal with Portland Trail Blazers; 3-year, $28M deal, sources say

2:24 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN Gary Payton II is finalizing a multi-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, his agent, Aaron Goodwin, confirmed to ESPN. Payton, who spent the past two seasons with the Golden State Warriors, is expected to join the Blazers on a three-year, $28 million deal, sources told ESPN’s Marc J. Spears. … Read more

As NBA free agency 2022 begins, here are the top 25 available players

The thing about 2022 free agency is that we’ve already had an awful lot of action considering we haven’t even hit the “free agency” part of the program yet. Player transactions are going back and forth despite that in the form of player trades and contract extensions, even though nobody can agree to a deal … Read more

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry to host 2022 ESPYS

3:41 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN Golden State Warriors guard and 2022 NBA Finals MVP Stephen Curry will host this year’s ESPYS, ESPN announced Wednesday. “I’ve had the pleasure of attending The ESPYS but never imagined I’d have the privilege of hosting this special event,” Curry said in a statement. “As someone who loves the intersection … Read more

What to know about NBA free agency 2022: Exceptions, key terms and more

It’s that time of year when the NBA world gets flipped on its head. On Thursday, NBA free agency officially opens up, and we’re going to have a flurry of moves. Some of these will be free-agency signings. Some will be trades. Some will be sign-and-trades. The list of free agents isn’t as eye-popping as … Read more

Rookie Has Thoughts on Warriors Star Before Being Drafted

Getty Patrick Baldwin Jr. runs the court in a game against Florida. The Golden State Warriors continued the tradition of drafting under-the-radar selections late in the first round. With the 28th overall pick of the draft, the Warriors picked Patrick Baldwin Jr. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Baldwin Jr. was a five-star recruit coming out … Read more