Draymond Green

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Klay Thompson is finding his voice

During the postgame celebration of a Game 7 win in the Western…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) shoots a three pointer over Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green (32) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Draymond Green powers Golden State Warriors down the stretch

OAKLAND -- With 5:06 left in regulation and the Golden State Warriors…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) shoots a three pointer over Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green (32) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul called on him during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul called on him during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here on March 30, 2018, scored 29 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in Houston. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here on March 30, 2018, scored 29 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in Houston. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates a foul called on Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green named to NBA All-Defensive Team

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been named to the 2017-18 NBA…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates a foul called on Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates a foul called on Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Love him or hate him, you know you love Draymond Green

If Draymond Green is not playing for your favorite team, odds are…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates a foul called on Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Playoffs: Stephen Curry scores 35 as Golden State Warriors take 2-1 series lead

OAKLAND -- After hitting his second of two three-pointers of the third…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) attempts to block a shot by Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors Notebook: Resistance isn’t so futile

Just after Stephen Curry got going with his first three of the…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) attempts to block a shot by Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Houston Rockets shouldn't count on Stephen Curry to have a second off night when the Warriors return home to Oracle Arena on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Gorcey: It’s a fool’s bet to wager against the Warriors

Stephen Curry had just finished the second of his worst two shooting…

The Houston Rockets shouldn't count on Stephen Curry to have a second off night when the Warriors return home to Oracle Arena on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) attempts to block a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Western Conference Finals: It’s the season of Draymond as Warriors prepare to take on Houston

Hours after the Golden State Warriors opened up their fourth consecutive extended…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) attempts to block a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors couldn't overcome a tough travel schedule and win in Denver on Saturday night. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Golden State Warriors advance to Western Conference Finals behind third-quarter blitz

OAKLAND — Less than two minutes into the third quarter, after Kevin…

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors couldn't overcome a tough travel schedule and win in Denver on Saturday night. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala celebrates a three pointer against the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on April 16, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors: Gentry calls Warriors ‘Death Lineup’ the Jackson Five

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMY3BfXTchY&width=640&height=360[/embedyt] OAKLAND -- Before Tuesday's Game 5 of the Western Conference…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala celebrates a three pointer against the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on April 16, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) attempts to block a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors and Rockets to face off in the ‘real’ NBA Finals

OAKLAND -- The Western Conference Finals that we’ve talked about ad nauseum…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) attempts to block a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, seen here in December,  insists he isn’t worried about Draymond Green’s slew of injuries this season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors: Steve Kerr compares Death Lineup to Bulls

OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors held optional practice on Monday, and…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, seen here in December,  insists he isn’t worried about Draymond Green’s slew of injuries this season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to 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 to take extra precautions after Draymond Green death threat

OAKLAND -- After Monday's death-threat tweet directed at forward Draymond Green from…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, seen here on January 25, was injured on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here on March 30, 2018, scored 29 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in Houston. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors take commanding 3-1 series lead behind Death Lineup in New Orleans

Steve Kerr has sent out three different starting lineups in the first…

Kevin Durant, seen here on March 30, 2018, scored 29 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in Houston. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry returned to the starting lineup on Friday, but scored just 19 points in the Warriors' loss. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry returned to the starting lineup on Friday, but scored just 19 points in the Warriors' loss. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates a dunk in the face of New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green drops the mic in Game 2

OAKLAND — When Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was asked during…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates a dunk in the face of New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/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 addresses Russell Westbrook’s comments on fan taunting

Twice on Saturday, Russell Westbrook encountered what he termed "vulgar ... truly…

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)
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors couldn't overcome a tough travel schedule and win in Denver on Saturday night. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Stephen Curry Injury: Golden State Warriors guard cleared for game 2 against New Orleans Pelicans

OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors have officially announced that guard Stephen…

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors couldn't overcome a tough travel schedule and win in Denver on Saturday night. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)