Jacob C. Palmer

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) pitches against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 30, 2017. Cueto complained of blisters after this game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Johnny Cueto at Spring Training on time, ready to move on from ‘difficult year’

Johnny Cueto knows 2017 fell short of expectations. The San Francisco Giants’…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) pitches against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 30, 2017. Cueto complained of blisters after this game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates a touchdown with Daniel Kilgore against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 26, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers bring back Garoppolo’s guy, Daniel Kilgore, on three-year deal

Daniel Kilgore has played for the 49ers his entire career, which began…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates a touchdown with Daniel Kilgore against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 26, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Patrick McCaw has had a rough sophomore season. On Wednesday, the Warriors announced he would be out for at least four weeks with a broken left wrist. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Patrick McCaw to miss four weeks with broken wrist

The Golden State Warriors will be without Patrick McCaw for at least…

Patrick McCaw has had a rough sophomore season. On Wednesday, the Warriors announced he would be out for at least four weeks with a broken left wrist. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
David West defends Elfrid Payton in the fourth quarter of Monday's blowout over the Phoenix Suns. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors toy with, destroy Suns

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns, 129-83, on…

David West defends Elfrid Payton in the fourth quarter of Monday's blowout over the Phoenix Suns. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Klay Thompson's dunk on Davis Bertans on Saturday electrified his teammates and provided the spark the Warriors needed to blowout the Spurs. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors flip switch into ‘on’ position for former rivals

OAKLAND — It caused concern when the Golden State Warriors were blown out…

Klay Thompson's dunk on Davis Bertans on Saturday electrified his teammates and provided the spark the Warriors needed to blowout the Spurs. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) and forward Draymond Green (23) block San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors rise above undermanned Spurs

OAKLAND — Kawhi Leonard has played fewer than 10 games since he…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) and forward Draymond Green (23) block San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) yells at referee David Jones (36) after being fouled at the rim by the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 8, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green, Warriors technically have a problem

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors lead the NBA in technical fouls…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) yells at referee David Jones (36) after being fouled at the rim by the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 8, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
John Lynch, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan answer questions at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Locking up Jimmy Garoppolo speeds up 49ers’ timeline to contend

SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo is here to stay, and the 49ers are…

John Lynch, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan answer questions at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) watches his jump shot sink in the basket against the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 8, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors (sort of) end slide by taking care of overmatched Mavs

OAKLAND — Golden State fans hoping for a show of force on…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) watches his jump shot sink in the basket against the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 8, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates the San Francisco 49ers win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers make Jimmy Garoppolo their franchise QB with record deal

The prayers of the Faithful have been answered. Jimmy Garoppolo will be…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates the San Francisco 49ers win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors have struggled on the defensive side of the ball lately and there’s no easy solution to that problem. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors struggling isn’t unprecedented — not having an excuse is

The NBA — the one that was ruined by the dominance of…

Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors have struggled on the defensive side of the ball lately and there’s no easy solution to that problem. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green addresses the media on Thursday at shootaround. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

While rest of NBA buzzes, Warriors stay pat at trade deadline

OAKLAND — With the NBA trade deadline over by a matter of…

Draymond Green addresses the media on Thursday at shootaround. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Cassius Marsh (54) and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Jimmie Gilbert (47) celebrate during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers reward Cassius Marsh with two-year deal

Cassius Marsh was a pleasant surprise for the 49ers in 2017, and…

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Cassius Marsh (54) and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Jimmie Gilbert (47) celebrate during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder had plenty to smile about on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors hit new low in loss to Thunder

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors never led in their game against…

Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder had plenty to smile about on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Former San Francisco Giant star Barry Bonds is all smiles after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to a standing ovation prior to action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the NLCS in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. (Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Giants give Barry Bonds due credit, retire No. 25

He may not be heading to Cooperstown any time soon, but the…

Former San Francisco Giant star Barry Bonds is all smiles after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to a standing ovation prior to action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the NLCS in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. (Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) watches a three point shot swish against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

KD, Warriors have little interest in talking Thunder

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant doesn't much feel like rehashing his departure from…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) watches a three point shot swish against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Sacramento Kings' Vince Carter (15) steals the ball against the Golden State Warriors in the first half at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Warriors focus on re-enforcing good habits to overcome pre-All Star break doldrums

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors are just like anyone else looking…

The Sacramento Kings' Vince Carter (15) steals the ball against the Golden State Warriors in the first half at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a 36-yard touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Raiders cut CB David Amerson

The Oakland Raiders cut cornerback David Amerson on Monday, two days before…

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a 36-yard touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Bob Myers gets his work done during the summer, so the trade deadline is largely uneventful for the Golden State Warriors. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

LeBron rumor saves Warriors from another boring trade deadline

OAKLAND — As the trade deadline nears, Golden State’s rivals are sputtering…

Bob Myers gets his work done during the summer, so the trade deadline is largely uneventful for the Golden State Warriors. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) attempts to block a lay up by Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr accidentally tweets about James Harden, reportedly avoids fine

SACRAMENTO — Steve Kerr made a critical-yet-common mistake that wasn't possible when…

Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) attempts to block a lay up by Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)