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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr put the league on notice about what he expects from Stephen Curry this year. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kerr: Steph entering season ‘at his absolute peak’

OAKLAND — Entering his fourth season on the bench for the Golden…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr put the league on notice about what he expects from Stephen Curry this year. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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…

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)
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 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)
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…

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)
JaVale McGee plays ping pong with students after the Warriors and the league dedicated an NBA Cares Learning and Play Zone at Westlake Middle School in Oakland. (Karl Buscheck/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors, NBA utilize off day for charity

OAKLAND — One day after the Golden State Warriors handled the Cleveland…

JaVale McGee plays ping pong with students after the Warriors and the league dedicated an NBA Cares Learning and Play Zone at Westlake Middle School in Oakland. (Karl Buscheck/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich railed against Zaza Pachulia from the San Antonio Spurs’ hotel in San Francisco on Monday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Is it Dirty Zaza or Unlucky Kawhi? Depends on who you support

OAKLAND — The issue deals with laundry, more specifically uniforms, such as…

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich railed against Zaza Pachulia from the San Antonio Spurs’ hotel in San Francisco on Monday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Gregg Popovich made a case that Zaza Pachulia is a dirty player. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Spurs coach furious Warriors center injured Kawhi Leonard

OAKLAND — Kawhi Leonard was hurt in Game 1 of the Western Conference…

Gregg Popovich made a case that Zaza Pachulia is a dirty player. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Zaza Pachulia did his part to win a bet against a Golden State Warriors coach. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Zaza wins a bet against Warriors coach

Starting center Zaza Pachulia played his worst game of the season on…

Zaza Pachulia did his part to win a bet against a Golden State Warriors coach. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)
LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) attacks the basket against Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 28, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors happy with rotation — plus: Papa-Dot and why Kerr didn’t play Boogie during ASG

OAKLAND — The experimentation phase of the new-look Golden State Warriors’ season…

LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) attacks the basket against Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 28, 2017. (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)
Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) dunks the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 16, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

McGee draws start in Zaza’s place in meeting with Hornets

OAKLAND — With Zaza Pachulia sidelined for at least a week with…

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) dunks the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 16, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) attacks the basket against Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 28, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Zaza to miss at least a week as Steph returns from flu

OAKLAND — Following shoot around on Wednesday morning, a PR official informed Stephen…

LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) attacks the basket against Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 28, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a three point basket during the pre-game warm ups of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Curry ‘highly likely’ to return with Hornets in town

OAKLAND — After missing the Golden State Warriors' 113-111 win over the Portland…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a three point basket during the pre-game warm ups of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 16, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors thriving on the boards as road trip awaits

OAKLAND — When the Golden State Warriors take off for Houston today,…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 16, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Zaza Pachulia is always a fan favorite around All-Star voting time. (Courtesy ZazaPachulia.com)

Zaza Pachulia jokes about how he took over the NBA All-Star fan vote again

OAKLAND — Golden State Warriors' center/serial NBA All-Star vote hijacker Zaza Pachulia first…

Zaza Pachulia is always a fan favorite around All-Star voting time. (Courtesy ZazaPachulia.com)
Zaza Pachulia would be an All Star if it was solely up to the fans. (Courtesy zazapachulia.com)

If fans were only voters, Zaza would be an All Star

The NBA has tallied the first run of fan votes for the…

Zaza Pachulia would be an All Star if it was solely up to the fans. (Courtesy zazapachulia.com)
Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) in the first quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 5, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Zaza Pachulia, David West expected to return from injury against Blazers

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr is planning to have Zaza Pachulia back in the…

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) in the first quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 5, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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…

Zaza Pachulia has filled in as the Golden State Warriors' new center to mixed returns. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green has a history of bothering Anthony Davis, the only real threat to the Golden State Warriors starting 0-2. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors embark on road trip prime for tinkering

The superteam Golden State Warriors should pick up their first win of…

Draymond Green has a history of bothering Anthony Davis, the only real threat to the Golden State Warriors starting 0-2. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)