Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) takes the ball to the basket against the Utah Jazz during Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors use speed to grow quick lead against Jazz

Golden State lands early blow in clash of styles with Jazz OAKLAND…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) takes the ball to the basket against the Utah Jazz during Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr doesn't have a timetable to return to the sideline. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr designed system for Warriors to thrive without him

OAKLAND — In January, at the Golden State Warriors’ groundbreaking ceremony for the…

Steve Kerr doesn't have a timetable to return to the sideline. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr met with reporters on Sunday after being forced out for Saturday's Game 3 in Portland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr to miss Game 4, leaves open possibility he misses rest of season (VIDEO)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Complications from back surgery have been dogging Golden State…

Steve Kerr met with reporters on Sunday after being forced out for Saturday's Game 3 in Portland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
JaVale McGee slams home a dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, when the reserve center was again a differencemaker. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors play the ungracious guest in Portland

Warriors push Blazers to brink with impressive come-from-behind win PORTLAND, Ore. —…

JaVale McGee slams home a dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, when the reserve center was again a differencemaker. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Zaza Pachulia, David West, Kevon Looney and James Michael McAdoo took a seat after shootaround on Saturday in Portland, Ore. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors traditionally ‘suck’ in Game 3 — they’re aiming to reverse that this year

PORTLAND, Ore. — Under head coach Steve Kerr, the Golden State Warriors…

Zaza Pachulia, David West, Kevon Looney and James Michael McAdoo took a seat after shootaround on Saturday in Portland, Ore. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant did a YouTube live stream on Thursday from his home in the East Bay hills. (Courtesy YouTube)

KD reveals he has a much better view than you, he could’ve played Game 2

Kevin Durant is a tech-friendly small forward. He's an investor in Postmates…

Kevin Durant did a YouTube live stream on Thursday from his home in the East Bay hills. (Courtesy YouTube)
JaVale McGee was a differencemaker in Game 2. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

JaVale’s journey brings him to Golden State, benefitting both parties

OAKLAND — The pregame questions carried a sense of worry and a…

JaVale McGee was a differencemaker in Game 2. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant hurt his calf during Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant deemed questionable for Game 2

Kevin Durant was the picture of efficiency in the Golden State Warriors’…

Kevin Durant hurt his calf during Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry backs down the Houston Rockets’ Trevor Ariza at Oracle Arena on March 31. Curry says he and the Warriors feel confident entering Sunday’s matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Blazers enter playoffs on hot streak, but Warriors remain heavy favorites

The Golden State Warriors played the Portland Trail Blazers four times in…

Stephen Curry backs down the Houston Rockets’ Trevor Ariza at Oracle Arena on March 31. Curry says he and the Warriors feel confident entering Sunday’s matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It was mostly smiles on the Golden State Warriors bench on Wednesday during their season finale against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

With a completed regular season, all that remains on Warriors’ check-list is ‘win title’

OAKLAND — Whatever doubt that might’ve remained about Kevin Durant’s recovery dissipated…

It was mostly smiles on the Golden State Warriors bench on Wednesday during their season finale against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant returned to action for the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors win easily in KD’s return

OAKLAND — The game at Oracle Arena was largely meaningless: The Golden…

Kevin Durant returned to action for the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant made an appearance during Tuesday's shootaround. (Karl Buscheck/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kerr trolls detractors of Durant

OAKLAND — With the Golden State Warriors in the midst of a…

Kevin Durant made an appearance during Tuesday's shootaround. (Karl Buscheck/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) taks to referee Sean Corbin (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Warriors rally late to push win streak to 10

OAKLAND — With just over four minutes left on the clock and…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) taks to referee Sean Corbin (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward David West, seen here on Sunday, March 26, played a season-high minutes on Wednesday against San Antonio. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Warriors do the Texas two-win by beating San Antonio

What started as a 15-point deficit for the Golden State Warriors, ended…

Golden State Warriors forward David West, seen here on Sunday, March 26, played a season-high minutes on Wednesday against San Antonio. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant is progressing through his recovery and he'll be back when he's ready. Thank you very much. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors provide update for Kevin Durant’s recovery

The moment finally came Wednesday: The Golden State Warriors provided an update…

Kevin Durant is progressing through his recovery and he'll be back when he's ready. Thank you very much. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) high five after dunked during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. Warriors win 106 to 94. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Andre Iguodala settling into familiar role for Warriors: Being important and impactful however he can

He’s the man who goes unnoticed until you can’t stop watching him,…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) high five after dunked during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. Warriors win 106 to 94. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Patrick McCaw has had an atypical rookie experience, playing for one of the best teams in the NBA. He entered the season with low expectations, but due to Kevin Durant’s injury, he’s had to take on a much larger role. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Expectations of rookie grows as he takes on more minutes

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors paid the Milwaukee Bucks $2.4 million…

Patrick McCaw has had an atypical rookie experience, playing for one of the best teams in the NBA. He entered the season with low expectations, but due to Kevin Durant’s injury, he’s had to take on a much larger role. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) takes the ball to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 16, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kerr on KD: ‘He’s clearly making progress’

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant, set to join the Golden State Warriors on their…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) takes the ball to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 16, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr has been encouraged by Kevin Durant's smooth recovery process. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kerr on KD: ‘He’s clearly making progress’

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant, set to join the Golden State Warriors on…

Steve Kerr has been encouraged by Kevin Durant's smooth recovery process. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks the ball against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant expected to join Warriors on upcoming road trip

OAKLAND — As Kevin Durant works his way back from a MCL sprain…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks the ball against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)