Kevin Durant

Draymond Green is going to have to continue to fly around if the Warriors are going to win games with Kevin Durant out. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

With KD out, Warriors focus on finding new winning identity

OAKLAND — Two things saved the Golden State Warriors from a relatively…

Draymond Green is going to have to continue to fly around if the Warriors are going to win games with Kevin Durant out. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) stretches for a rebound against the Philadelphia 76ers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on March 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Grinding through adversity, drained Warriors not going to ‘panic’ — fans shouldn’t either

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors are dealing with real regular-season adversity…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) stretches for a rebound against the Philadelphia 76ers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on March 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Warriors are planning to use a bigger lineup, which could mean more minutes for David West. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

KD takes a ‘big step’ as Kerr hints at rotation changes

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr is leaving it to the training staff to shepherd…

The Warriors are planning to use a bigger lineup, which could mean more minutes for David West. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
Kevin Durant made an appearance during Tuesday's shootaround. (Karl Buscheck/Special to S.F. Examiner)

KD makes cameo on practice floor, Steph denies talk of ‘slump’

OAKLAND — For the second time in as many days, Kevin Durant made…

Kevin Durant made an appearance during Tuesday's shootaround. (Karl Buscheck/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant met with the media for the first time Wednesday since injuring his knee. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant won’t speculate on when he’ll return from injury

OAKLAND — Approximately 40 minutes before the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics…

Kevin Durant met with the media for the first time Wednesday since injuring his knee. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
The Warriors weren’t careful with the basketball on Thursday. Combine that with a poor shooting night, and Draymond Green and the Dubs were dealt their first consecutive regular-season losses since April of 2015. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Life without Kevin Durant off to a rough start for Warriors

CHICAGO — Uh-oh. The Warriors have lost two games in a row, an…

The Warriors weren’t careful with the basketball on Thursday. Combine that with a poor shooting night, and Draymond Green and the Dubs were dealt their first consecutive regular-season losses since April of 2015. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
It was simpler times last week when the biggest injury Kevin Durant was dealing with was a bruised pinky finger.

Here’s the plan for Warriors to finish strong without Kevin Durant

A lot of haters are thrilled that Kevin Durant has a sprained…

It was simpler times last week when the biggest injury Kevin Durant was dealing with was a bruised pinky finger.
Kevin Durant will miss at least four weeks with a knee injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant injury forces Warriors into scramble mode for remainder of regular season

The Golden State Warriors truly had a rotten trip to the nation's…

Kevin Durant will miss at least four weeks with a knee injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Head coach Steve Kerr, seen here on Feb. 23, might have to come up with a contingency plan if Kevin Durant is forced to miss a significant amount of time. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors, Kevin Durant go down early against Wizards

The Golden State Warriors suffered a deflating first quarter Tuesday against the…

Head coach Steve Kerr, seen here on Feb. 23, might have to come up with a contingency plan if Kevin Durant is forced to miss a significant amount of time. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant will miss at least four weeks with a knee injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kerr not ‘messing around’ with KD’s injured hand as road trip looms

Oakland — On Thursday night when a reporter informed Kevin Durant that…

Kevin Durant will miss at least four weeks with a knee injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after being fouled by Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) during a buzzer beating three pointer in the second quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 25, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No KD, no problem as Curry, Warriors dispatch the Nets

Oakland — In the closing seconds of the first half on Saturday…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after being fouled by Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) during a buzzer beating three pointer in the second quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 25, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
DeMarcus Cousins has a new home. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Kevin Durant says Pelicans’ Cousins-Davis pairing could be ‘legendary’

OAKLAND — Asked about the DeMarcus Cousins trade to the New Orleans Pelicans,…

DeMarcus Cousins has a new home. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers hands out All Star jerseys before the NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

How the Warriors’ perfect timing, adaptation to a changing league led to another new height for organization

It’s hard to believe the Golden State Warriors are what they are…

Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers hands out All Star jerseys before the NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shown shooting a  3-pointer against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 25, 2016, lost the 3-point contest on Saturday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Klay Thompson knocked out in opening round of 3-point contest

There was no repeat for Klay Thompson, the reigning champion of the…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shown shooting a  3-pointer against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 25, 2016, lost the 3-point contest on Saturday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) takes a charge on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr won’t say if KD and Westbrook will share the floor in All-Star game

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr hasn't spent any time wondering what it will be…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) takes a charge on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green will sit out a few appearances this All-Star Weekend. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

As Warriors prepare for All-Star Weekend, Draymond takes heed to lessons learned from last year

OAKLAND — Even as an eight-time All-Star who’s been involved in the…

Draymond Green will sit out a few appearances this All-Star Weekend. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here in January, and his former teammate Andre Roberson exchanged words Saturday in Oklahoma City. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors thrive in front of angry OKC crowd

After the Oklahoma City Thunder drained back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third…

Kevin Durant, seen here in January, and his former teammate Andre Roberson exchanged words Saturday in Oklahoma City. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
JaVale McGee was impressive on Wednesday before leaving after a hard fall. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors avoid the ultimate letdown against undermanned Bulls

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors practically beat the Chicago Bulls as…

JaVale McGee was impressive on Wednesday before leaving after a hard fall. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The tiff on the Warriors bench couldn't have been more normal to Draymond Green. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Draymond-Durant spat just another day at Dubs’ office

OAKLAND — Before Sunday, things were getting boring in the wonderful world…

The tiff on the Warriors bench couldn't have been more normal to Draymond Green. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) high five at half court during a game against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steph, KD named co-Western Conference Players of the Month

Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have earned Kia…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) high five at half court during a game against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)