Harrison Barnes

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts on the sideline during a game against the Atlanta Hawks at Oracle Arena on Nov. 28, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kerr looks back at the year in review: ‘2016 was a mixed bag’

Oakland — Before the Golden State Warriors tipped off for the final…

 

Zaza Pachulia has filled in as the Golden State Warriors' new center to mixed returns. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors still adjusting to life without Andrew Bogut as he returns to Oracle

There will be a couple of old friends back in the building…

 

After a dismal NBA Finals, Harrison Barnes will play for Team USA in the upcoming Summer Olympics. (Tony Dejak/AP)

The Senator commits to play for Team USA

Add another Golden State Warrior to the Team USA roster for the…

After a dismal NBA Finals, Harrison Barnes will play for Team USA in the upcoming Summer Olympics. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Everyone in this photo who isn’t Stephen Curry will be a free agent this offseason (Eric Risberg/AP)

Defining dilemma awaits Warriors this offseason

At this time last year, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers…

Everyone in this photo who isn’t Stephen Curry will be a free agent this offseason (Eric Risberg/AP)
Draymond Green played well in Game 7 on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

In the grand scheme, Game 7 loss a mere setback to Dubs’ dynasty dreams

The Golden State Warriors went from potentially the greatest of all time…

Draymond Green played well in Game 7 on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up short in their quest to become the greatest NBA team of all time. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Mission unaccomplished: Warriors fall to Cavs in Game 7

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors were the subject of another historic…

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up short in their quest to become the greatest NBA team of all time. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Fans’ faith not enough against rejuvenated Cavs

The crowd had come for a coronation, a celebration, an evening of…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving splits Klay Thompson, left, and Festus Ezeli during his game-high 41-point performance to lead the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Irving’s 41-point performance gives Cleveland new life

OAKLAND — Delay the parade. Temporarily, at least. With Draymond Green across…

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving splits Klay Thompson, left, and Festus Ezeli during his game-high 41-point performance to lead the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Kevin Durant will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The Warriors will have an opportunity to match any offer Harrison Barnes accepts. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Upcoming free agent bonanza portends NBA dark days

Nearly every NBA team has been eliminated, so most fans are turning…

Kevin Durant will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The Warriors will have an opportunity to match any offer Harrison Barnes accepts. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Russell Westbrook’s overwhelming third quarter spurred the Thunder to a Game 1 win over the Golden State Warriors. He finished with 27 points, 12 assists and seven steals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Warriors in uncharted territory under Kerr after Game 1 defeat

OAKLAND — In a season full of firsts for the Golden State…

Russell Westbrook’s overwhelming third quarter spurred the Thunder to a Game 1 win over the Golden State Warriors. He finished with 27 points, 12 assists and seven steals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
In Stephen Curry’s absence, Klay Thompson led all scorers with 37 points on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Thompson hit seven 3-pointers for the third-straight game. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Klay and Dray’s day: Warriors’ other stars ensure 1-0 series lead over Portland

OAKLAND — It wasn’t supposed to get easier. Sure, the Golden State…

In Stephen Curry’s absence, Klay Thompson led all scorers with 37 points on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Thompson hit seven 3-pointers for the third-straight game. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stephen Curry and Patrick Beverley get into a skirmish on the court during the first game of the 2016 NBA Playoffs between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena. Warriors GM Bob Myers, far left, looks on nervously. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors dominate Rockets despite Curry tweaking ankle

OAKLAND — The goal of winning 73 has been replaced by 16, and…

Stephen Curry and Patrick Beverley get into a skirmish on the court during the first game of the 2016 NBA Playoffs between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena. Warriors GM Bob Myers, far left, looks on nervously. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after making a three point basket during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oakland on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors complete dream regular season, focus on winning title

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors took a massive step Wednesday night…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after making a three point basket during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oakland on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Sacramento River Cats fans will be in for a treat during the early part of this season as Mac Williamson and Jarrett Parker should put on a show against minor-league competition. (Ben Margot/AP)

No Sacramento discount for Giants fans

The Giants return to Northern California today to play the Sacramento River…

Sacramento River Cats fans will be in for a treat during the early part of this season as Mac Williamson and Jarrett Parker should put on a show against minor-league competition. (Ben Margot/AP)
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Hey, Zen Master, how ’bout them Warriors now?

And now, a moment of silence for Phil Jackson and his New…

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Philadelphia 76ers' Isaiah Canaan in action against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Warriors’ victory feels like loss

PHILADELPHIA — This was a game even the Warriors felt they should…

Philadelphia 76ers' Isaiah Canaan in action against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) go for a loose ball during the first half of their game against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Warriors seize early lead in Chicago, blow out Bulls

CHICAGO — Stephen Curry glanced at the “72” banner hanging from the…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) go for a loose ball during the first half of their game against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes in action against Charlotte Hornets' Frank Kaminsky III (44) during the first half Monday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Barnes, Warriors take healthy step forward

If the rest of the NBA thought the best was over for…

Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes in action against Charlotte Hornets' Frank Kaminsky III (44) during the first half Monday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) high-fives Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Warriors won 106-103. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

Until they lose, Warriors can talk and dab

SALT LAKE CITY — If anybody in this overmatched, tyrannized, Warriors-numb league…

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) high-fives Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Warriors won 106-103. (Rick Bowmer/AP)