Draymond Green

Draymond Green throws down a dunk in the Warriors' 123-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Draymond, Klay bury Pelicans as Curry rests

OAKLAND — Midway through the second quarter of the Warriors’ Game 1…

Draymond Green throws down a dunk in the Warriors' 123-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant leaves the floor after being ejected in the first half of the Golden State Warriors' 116-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors officially surrender No. 1 seed on Kevin Durant’s short night

OAKLAND — After missing the previous six games, Kevin Durant’s return to…

Kevin Durant leaves the floor after being ejected in the first half of the Golden State Warriors' 116-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)

What you need to know after another loss for the Curry-less Warriors

The undermanned Golden State Warriors wilted down the stretch and fell further…

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)
Jordan Bell screams in frustration after injuring his ankle against the Brooklyn Nets last week. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors rookie Jordan Bell reflects on life after college

Jordan Bell was high above the Pacific Ocean when he first began…

Jordan Bell screams in frustration after injuring his ankle against the Brooklyn Nets last week. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant scored 40 points on Friday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from the Warriors missed chance to catch the Rockets

For the second time in as many trips to the Moda Center,…

Kevin Durant scored 40 points on Friday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andre Iguodala wasn’t here for the low period of the Warriors. But he’s been an important part of the franchise’s rise in recent years. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors hit 50-win plateau for 5th consecutive season

OAKLAND — Near the close of the opening quarter on Tuesday night,…

Andre Iguodala wasn’t here for the low period of the Warriors. But he’s been an important part of the franchise’s rise in recent years. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)

What you need to know from a Warriors’ win overshadowed by another Steph Curry ankle injury

A late steal from Andre Iguodala saved the Golden State Warriors from…

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)
Draymond Green led most of the Golden State Warriors' huddles on Monday against the Phoenix Suns. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Players’ night: Steve Kerr gets creative to wake up the Warriors

OAKLAND — Midway through the opening quarter of the Golden State Warriors’…

Draymond Green led most of the Golden State Warriors' huddles on Monday against the Phoenix Suns. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green is out but Patrick McCaw is back for Monday night's game against the Phoenix Suns. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors notebook: Kerr on McCaw’s demotion, the new-look Cavs and underestimating Draymond

OAKLAND — Patrick McCaw will be playing in his fifth game in…

Draymond Green is out but Patrick McCaw is back for Monday night's game against the Phoenix Suns. (Jacob C. Palmer/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)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) looks for an open teammate during a NBA game against the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 8, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green is too smart to not learn from latest problems with officials

The heart and soul of the Golden State Warriors, Draymond Green, has…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) looks for an open teammate during a NBA game against the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 8, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/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)
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)
Russell Westbrook was a blur to the Golden State Warriors defense early in Tuesday’s game in Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Russell Westbrook takes it to the Warriors again

OAKLAND — About seven hours before the tipoff of the Golden State…

Russell Westbrook was a blur to the Golden State Warriors defense early in Tuesday’s game in Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/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)
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)
Draymond Green issued a statement about the scandal surrounding his alma mater, Michigan State, on Saturday. (Courtesy David Giard/Flickr)

Draymond Green expresses sympathy for MSU supporters, victims

OAKLAND — Draymond Green started his postgame comments after the Golden State…

Draymond Green issued a statement about the scandal surrounding his alma mater, Michigan State, on Saturday. (Courtesy David Giard/Flickr)
Relations between NBA players and officials have devolved this season and the league wants to fix that. But it might be time to accept it as a part of the game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA attempts to solve its most intractable problem

The NBA has an officiating problem. That isn’t news. It has for…

Relations between NBA players and officials have devolved this season and the league wants to fix that. But it might be time to accept it as a part of the game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) is ejected from the game against the New York Knicks after receiving two technical fouls at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant’s criticism exposes NBA’s officiating problem

The Warriors-Knicks game provided us with the latest salvo in an increasingly…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) is ejected from the game against the New York Knicks after receiving two technical fouls at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)