Matt Barnes

Confetti falls as the Golden State Warriors celebrate beating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals to become NBA Champions at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

From Hamptons to Champions: Key dates that made the 2016-17 Warriors what they are

At this time last year, general manager Bob Myers was admitting to…

 

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) lays the ball up against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mr. Reliable: KD-Warriors marriage works better than ever could’ve been imagined

OAKLAND — Three of Kevin Durant’s four best performances of the 2016-17 season…

 

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates the Golden State Warriors becoming NBA Champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Now and next: The players who carried Golden State to its second title in three years

The Golden State Warriors mantra of “Strength in Numbers” has been repeated…

 

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)
Stephen Curry, seen here during a game against the Clippers in February, got his groove back against the Milwaukee Bucks, going for 28 points. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Curry, Dubs crush Bucks after quiet start

OAKLAND — With the Golden State Warriors staring at a 23-9 deficit…

Stephen Curry, seen here during a game against the Clippers in February, got his groove back against the Milwaukee Bucks, going for 28 points. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Barnes is back in the Bay. He’s thrilled to be here, and — more importantly — promises he won’t cause problems off the court. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Matt Barnes thrilled to get second chance with Warriors

OAKLAND — When the Sacramento Kings blew up their season, jettisoning DeMarcus…

Matt Barnes is back in the Bay. He’s thrilled to be here, and — more importantly — promises he won’t cause problems off the court. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
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)
Jose Calderon's time with the Warriors was about as brief as it could be. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Warriors sign, waive Jose Calderon

The Golden State Warriors made good on their agreement to sign Jose…

Jose Calderon's time with the Warriors was about as brief as it could be. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the Western Conference finals Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Dubs welcome back vintage Draymond

Hi, Draymond, and welcome back to our world, really to your world,…

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the Western Conference finals Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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)
Steve Kerr has been the catalyst that took the Warriors from a good team to a transcendent force in the NBA. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Coach of the year? Kerr’s impact spans the ages

My breaking point came when broadcaster Jim Barnett, paid by the Warriors…

Steve Kerr has been the catalyst that took the Warriors from a good team to a transcendent force in the NBA. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Jordan Strauss/Invision/APNBA player Matt Barnes arrives at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday

NBA star Barnes hosting camp in Redwood City

Matt Barnes knew he didn't belong in the NBA Development League. But…

Jordan Strauss/Invision/APNBA player Matt Barnes arrives at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday