Player News - Warriors

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Festus Ezeli has officially received a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent on July 1.

Ezeli is expected to receive some hefty offers from teams around the league, and Golden State will be hard-pressed to match if they're reserving cap space for Kevin Durant. The team would reportedly prefer to keep Ezeli rather than Andrew Bogut, the latter of whom is a trade candidate, but it's unclear how many teams would be interested in Bogut's expiring $12.7 million salary.
Jun 29 - 8:20 PM

The Warriors have officially extended a qualifying offer to Harrison Barnes, making him a restricted free agent.

This was a mere formality, and the real question is whether Golden State will match a potentially over-sized offer sheet from another team. The Warriors will also pursue free agent Kevin Durant on July 1, so the timing of Durant's decision looms large over Barnes' contract situation. The 76ers reportedly want to be "serious suitors" for Barnes this offseason, and plenty more teams will be vying for his services.
Jun 29 - 8:15 PM

James Michael McAdoo will be an unrestricted free agent after Golden State declined to make him a qualifying offer.

McAdoo could latch on with another NBA team this summer but it's unlikely that he'll surface as a fantasy option no matter where he's playing. He averaged just 2.9 points in limited appearances last season and will need a strong offseason to make a regular-season roster.
Jun 29 - 7:45 PM

Ian Clark will be an unrestricted free agent after Golden State declined to make him a qualifying offer.

Clark had some nice moments throughout the season, but he struggled after the All-Star break and Golden State declined to give him a $1.2 million QO. His likely departure in free agency leaves the Warriors particularly thin behind Stephen Curry, especially since Leandro Barbosa is an unrestricted FA and Shaun Livington's $5.8 million salary is non-guaranteed.
Jun 29 - 7:44 PM

The Warriors drafting Damian Jones with the 30th pick could have been "an indication of the team's frustration" with Andrew Bogut, according to Monte Pool of CSN Bay Area.

This isn't too surprising to hear with the Warriors possibly looking to make changes. If they want to sign Kevin Durant, they would have to let Festus Ezeli and Harrison Barnes walk in free agency while they would have to trade Andrew Bogut or Andre Iguodala. According to the report, Bogut is more likely to be traded.
Jun 29 - 6:05 PM

The Warriors have picked up their team option on Shaun Livingston.

The Warriors could have saved $2.7 million by releasing Livingston prior to July 1, but that would make zero sense given how perfect of a fit Livingston is in the Warriors' system as Stephen Curry's backup. Livingston will now be on the book for $5.7 million next season, which is excellent value for a player of his caliber. This will not alter the Dubs chances of signing Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent.
Source: Real GM
Jun 28 - 6:14 PM

The 76ers reportedly plan to be "serious suitors" for Harrison Barnes during free agency.

Barnes will be a restricted free agent this offseason, so the Warriors will be able to match any offer he signs on the open market, but Philly could potentially pull him away from the Oakland franchise with a poison pill kind of contract. Barnes' preference would be to remain in Golden State, but he'd have much more opportunity to produce in Philly.
Jun 28 - 4:01 PM

Harrison Barnes said that he would like to re-sign with the Warriors as a restricted free agent this summer.

Barnes also addressed the rumors that Kevin Durant could wind up in Golden State via free agency, which would essentially conclude Barnes' days with the Dubs: "Oh man, that’s part of the business. [Durant's] a great player. If that’s the move they want to make, you know, hopefully, it works out... It’s always something, right?" The Warriors will have 72 hours to match any offer Barnes signs on the open market, but he'll be a low priority for the squad with the team going full bore after Durant.
Jun 28 - 2:47 PM

The goal for Kevon Looney (hip surgery) is to be ready in time for training camp.

He won't play in the summer league, but this report means he could be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. He had surgery back in April and was given a 4-6 month timetable, but it sounds like he's progressing well. It's too early to tell if Looney will have a chance to crack the rotation next season, as the Warriors are going to be very aggressive in free agency.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 26 - 1:20 PM

The Warriors signed Patrick McCaw to a guaranteed deal.

The Warriors have been praising him since they traded up to No. 38 to get him. McCaw was fifth in Division I and compares himself to Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler, so at least he's aiming high. The UNLV product will feel right at home in Las Vegas Summer League as one of the top-20 players to watch.
Jun 25 - 5:24 PM

Robert Carter declined an opportunity to get drafted in the second round.

He has already agreed to join the Warriors in Summer League. His agent, Todd Ramasar, confirmed that the Hawks at No. 44 and Nuggets at No. 53 were considering him and possibly sending him to Europe. Ramasar said the Warriors need help in their frontcourt, which explains why he's with them in Vegas. Carter was arguably the top undrafted player and the news of him signing with the Dubs was almost instantaneous when the draft ended. Keep an eye on the 6'9" forward with his 7'3" wingspan.
Jun 25 - 2:56 PM

Harrison Barnes has made the Team USA roster for the Rio Olympics.

He had a disappointing 2015-16 season, but this should be a great learning experience for the 24-year-old forward. The Warriors have been heavily linked with Kevin Durant and Nicolas Batum this summer, so Barnes' future with the franchise is still up in the air. Don't be surprised if a team offers him a max contract this summer with the salary cap rising to $94 million.
Jun 25 - 9:56 AM

The Warriors are planning to have Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson board a plane in a effort to pitch Kevin Durant, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

According to Stein's report, the Warriors "increasingly believe" they can persuade KD based on how the Warriors fell short in the NBA Finals. If the can bring on Durant, that would mean Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli would be gone while they might have to unload Andrew Bogut or Andre Iguodala. Giddy up.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 24 - 11:53 PM

Damian Jones (pectoral) said the time frame for recovery from his torn pectoral surgery is about six months.

An earlier report from today said he was hoping to get back on the court in 3-4 months, but this six-month timetable is more realistic. Jones could have went in the lottery if not for his recent pectoral tear from a workout, so the Warriors might have a steal. Plus, it's not like he would've been in the rotation for the Dubs anyway.
Jun 24 - 7:51 PM

Damian Jones (pectoral) said that he is 3-4 months away from getting back on the court.

His injury caused him to slide on draft night, but the Warriors won't mind and they are getting great value with the 30th pick. Jones will be in a sling for six more weeks, but the 3-4 month timetable means his status for training camp is likely in doubt. Once healthy, Jones could be a nice replacement for impending free agent Festus Ezeli.
Jun 24 - 1:58 PM


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