By Connor Letourneau Updated 5:12 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018 NEW ORLEANS — Warriors guard Patrick McCaw will miss at least four more weeks with a lumbar spine contusion, the team announced Thursday afternoon. McCaw, who sustained the injury on a scary fall in Golden State's March 31 win over the Kings and momentarily lost feeling in his legs, will be re-evaluated by a specialist on May 31. That puts his earliest possible return at Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which could begin as soon as May 31. McCaw, who was re-evaluated by team doctors Thursday, has been cleared to begin modified on-court shooting and running drills. With Stephen Curry back from a sprained left MCL that sidelined him for five-plus weeks, McCaw is currently the only player listed on the Warriors' injury report for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals Friday against the Pelicans. That McCaw will miss the rest of the conference semifinals and conference finals is a relatively small setback to ensure … [Read more...] about Warriors’ Patrick McCaw to miss at least 4 more weeks with spine injury
By Bruce Jenkins Published 12:33 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Not that it’s a big surprise to anyone, but the suspense has officially been removed regarding the Warriors’ name when they move to San Francisco. They will remain the Golden State Warriors, as confirmed by president Rick Welts on KNBR on Wednesday morning. All it took was a question from talk-show host Brian Murphy, and Welts responded: “Let’s make some news today. It’s official. OK? We’ll make some news.” This was a hot-button issue in 2012, when the Warriors announced their plans to move across the bay. The team had a long history of futility, many fans were repulsed by the generic “Golden State” handle, and it seemed likely the team would honor its Bay Area roots, having performed as the San Francisco Warriors from 1962-71. “We had every expectation of doing that,” Welts said by telephone Thursday. “Back then, if you’d gone to Beijing … [Read more...] about Warriors to keep ‘Golden State’ name in San Francisco, thanks to 2 NBA titles
By Connor Letourneau Updated 11:13 am, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Warriors at Pacers Time: 4 p.m. PT Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis Coaches: Steve Kerr, 4th season with Warriors (264-60 with Warriors and overall); Nate McMillan, 2nd season with Pacers (88-72 with Pacers and 566-524 overall) On air: TV on NBC Sports Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game Records: Warriors (57-21); Pacers (46-32) Projected starters: Warriors: PG Quinn Cook (8.9 ppg, 2.5 apg), SG Klay Thompson (19.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg), SF Kevin Durant (26.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg), PF Draymond Green (11.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 7.4 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (5.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg) Pacers: PG Darren Collison (12.6 ppg, 5.4 apg), SG Victor Oladipo (23.4 ppg, 4.3 apg), SF Bojan Bogdanovic (14.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg), PF Thaddeus Young (12.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg), C Myles Turner (13.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg) Warriors injury report: SG Nick Young (flu-like symptoms) is questionable. SF Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness), SF Omri Casspi (sprained right ankle), PG … [Read more...] about Warriors game day: How will depleted backcourt look vs. Pacers?
By Connor Letourneau Updated 10:03 am, Thursday, April 5, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against Indiana. It will be the fifth straight game Iguodala has missed with left knee soreness. Without Iguodala, Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) and Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion), head coach Steve Kerr will again have to be creative with his backcourt rotation. In Tuesday night’s win over Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green initiated the offense at times. It will help that Shaun Livingston, who missed that game for personal reasons, will be back Thursday. Nick Young is questionable against the Pacers with flu-like symptoms. Omri Casspi, who didn’t accompany the team on this two-game road trip, will miss his 10th consecutive game Thursday with a sprained right ankle. Connor Letourneau is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: c[email protected] Twitter: … [Read more...] about Warriors’ Andre Iguodala ruled out vs. Pacers
By Melissa Rohlin | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 4, 2018 at 3:05 pm | UPDATED: April 5, 2018 at 4:48 am OAKLAND – The Warriors will remain short-handed when they play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. But at least they’ll likely return two reserve players. Kevon Looney, who missed Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma City because of flu-like symptoms, has been upgraded to probable. And Shaun Livingston, who was out against the Thunder for personal reasons, isn’t on the injury report. Andre Iguodala, who has missed the Warriors’ last three games because of left knee soreness is doubtful. Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain), Omri Casspi (sprained right ankle) and Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) remain out. The Warriors, who are in second place in the Western Conference have won three games in a row. The Pacers are currently in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, only a half-game behind … [Read more...] about Here’s your Warriors’ injury report for Thursday against Indiana