Jacob C. Palmer

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) lays the ball up against the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Dec. 27. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors show how bleak life can be without a team of All Stars

Stephen Curry will be re-evaluated in three weeks. Draymond Green and Kevin…

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) lays the ball up against the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Dec. 27. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry will be back in action for the Warriors on Friday, barring any unforeseen setbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors ‘comfortable’ in belief they’ll find rhythm for playoffs

The Golden State Warriors are in an interesting position: They’re hurt with…

Stephen Curry will be back in action for the Warriors on Friday, barring any unforeseen setbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Richard Sherman had plenty to say in his first remarks as a 49er at Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Richard Sherman, the new voice of the 49ers

SANTA CLARA — He knows the inherent risks of his deal. He…

Richard Sherman had plenty to say in his first remarks as a 49er at Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Cordarrelle Patterson answers questions from the Raiders headquarters in Alameda on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Raiders continue to shake up roster, send Cordarrelle Patterson to New England

Cordarrelle Patterson is one of the best returners in the NFL and…

Cordarrelle Patterson answers questions from the Raiders headquarters in Alameda on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, seen here on January 25, was injured on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors, locked into two-seed, score 75 points against Spurs

Monday marked the third-straight regular season the Golden State Warriors played their…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, seen here on January 25, was injured on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
With no clear favorites in the field, it just feels like a good year for Mike Krzyzewski and Duke.

Palmer’s Picks: March Madness is here for now — make sure you’re entertained for later, too

For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. The bracket…

With no clear favorites in the field, it just feels like a good year for Mike Krzyzewski and Duke.
Buster Posey did not play in the 2018 All-Star Game due to hip inflammation. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Buster Posey, Mark Melancon should spark some injury concern for Giants fans

With a roster full of veterans, the San Francisco Giants are easing…

Buster Posey did not play in the 2018 All-Star Game due to hip inflammation. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry wasn’t surprised to hear members of the Houston Rockets claim they’ll be able to topple the Warriors in the playoffs. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Is Houston actually a problem for Golden State?

As the Warriors completed their last East Coast road trip of the…

Steph Curry wasn’t surprised to hear members of the Houston Rockets claim they’ll be able to topple the Warriors in the playoffs. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr had some fun at President Donald Trump's expense on Thursday in Washington. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr jokes about President Trump getting confused in gun control debate

WASHINGTON — The Golden State Warriors were very careful to not address…

Steve Kerr had some fun at President Donald Trump's expense on Thursday in Washington. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here in February, is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors recall time spent in DC with underprivileged youth

WASHINGTON — The Warriors had a day off on Tuesday but didn’t…

Kevin Durant, seen here in February, is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr has been pleased with the Warriors defense since the All Star break. That’s a welcome change for Golden State. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Whatever funk the Warriors were in, they’re out of it now

WASHINGTON — It wasn't a perfect game for the Golden State Warriors. But…

Steve Kerr has been pleased with the Warriors defense since the All Star break. That’s a welcome change for Golden State. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Tim Lincecum is headed to the Texas Rangers. (Courtesy Jerome Paz/Flickr)

Tim Lincecum spurns Dodgers, reportedly signs with Rangers

Tim Lincecum flirted with the idea of signing with the Dodgers, but…

Tim Lincecum is headed to the Texas Rangers. (Courtesy Jerome Paz/Flickr)
Stephen Curry's, seen here Feb. 24, absence in Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets was strongly felt. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors need roughly 24-percent effort to beat Knicks

NEW YORK — The Warriors followed a familiar script on Monday night…

Stephen Curry's, seen here Feb. 24, absence in Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets was strongly felt. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry carries the championship trophy during the Golden State Warriors and the City of Oakland parade honoring the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors refuse to feed troll president ahead of DC visit

WASHINGTON — Don’t feed the trolls. It’s a phrase that’s been in the…

Stephen Curry carries the championship trophy during the Golden State Warriors and the City of Oakland parade honoring the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant takes questions in New York on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant defends Zaza Pachulia against accusations of being a dirty player

NEW YORK — It didn't look like a big deal during the game…

Kevin Durant takes questions in New York on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Buster Posey will be held out of the first weekend of Spring Training games. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants to ease into Spring Training schedule, rest veterans early

The San Francisco Giants’ core relies on players in their 30s. Spring…

Buster Posey will be held out of the first weekend of Spring Training games. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew McCutchen is coming off a rough two-year stretch, but he’s impressed his Giants teammates at every turn in his short stint with the team. (Courtesy Terry Foote/Flickr)

Did Andrew McCutchen just need a change of scenery?

The San Francisco Giants have to be pleased with the Andrew McCutchen…

Andrew McCutchen is coming off a rough two-year stretch, but he’s impressed his Giants teammates at every turn in his short stint with the team. (Courtesy Terry Foote/Flickr)
Orlando Cepeda in 2013. The legendary San Francisco Giants hitter was rushed to the hospital after a cardiac event and remains in critical condition Wednesday. (Courtesy Chris Evans/Flickr)

Giants legend Orlando Cepeda in critical condition

San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was rushed to the…

Orlando Cepeda in 2013. The legendary San Francisco Giants hitter was rushed to the hospital after a cardiac event and remains in critical condition Wednesday. (Courtesy Chris Evans/Flickr)
Tony Watson is bringing his talents to San Francisco. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Giants add veteran reliever without breaking budget, send away former top prospect

The San Francisco Giants officially wrapped up their offseason spending spree on…

Tony Watson is bringing his talents to San Francisco. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Tim Lincecum will be back in Major League Baseball in 2018, but it won't be with the San Francisco Giants. (Courtesy rocor/Flickr)

Tim Lincecum is returning to the big leagues, but not to the Giants

The dream of Tim Lincecum returning to the San Francisco Giants for…

Tim Lincecum will be back in Major League Baseball in 2018, but it won't be with the San Francisco Giants. (Courtesy rocor/Flickr)