Warriors destroyed in Denver, 123-84


Warriors destroyed in Denver, 123-84


David Lee struggled from the floor, while Nuggets rookie Kenneth Faried exploded for 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Nuggets, who scored 37 points in the first quarter and never looked back in a 123-84 blowout win.

Kerr sees shades of Iguodala, Livingston in rookie McCaw

Kerr sees shades of Iguodala, Livingston in rookie McCaw

While Kevin Durant is understandably the talk of the Warriors after shaking up the NBA landscape in his free agency decision, the player garnering the closest amount of hype going in the regular season was bought with the No. 38 pick in this year's draft. 

"The young kid Patrick McCaw, who's a second-round pick from Vegas, he's picked up everything so easy," head coach Steve Kerr said on KNBR's Tolbert & Lund on Friday. "He reminds me a lot of Andre (Iguodala) and Shaun Livingston, and not only with his build, but with his feel for the game." 

The Warriors used $2.4 million to buy the Milwaukee Bucks' second-round pick and make McCaw their new diamond in the rough, just three picks later than Draymond Green in the 2012 draft.

For McCaw, there can't be a much higher compliment from Kerr with himeself being such a big fan of Livingston. 

"Definitely I watch a lot of Shaun Livingston too, a big point guard who can make plays with the ball, can defend, and that's just where I see my game going," McCaw said at his introductory press conference for the Warriors in June.

From summer league through the preseason, McCaw only continues to impress. 

Shining in the Las Vegas Summer League, the versatile McCaw averaged 15.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals over 33.8 minutes per game. Playing in all seven of the Warriors' preseason games, the 20-year-old guard poured in 8.4 points, 2.1 assists and 1.7 rebounds per game while averaging 20.1 minutes.

Report: Warriors to exercise Looney's third-year option

Report: Warriors to exercise Looney's third-year option

With less than 10 days to make a decision on Kevon Looney's contract for the 2017-18 season, it appears the Warriors are set to exercise his third-year option.

According to ESPN, the the Warriors will pick up the option, thus keeping Looney from becoming an unrestricted free agent following the upcoming 2016-17 season.

Taken with the No. 30 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Looney dealt with a hip injury during his rookie season and played in just five games. In 21 total minutes, he scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

In six preseason games, Looney averaged 12.2 minutes, 3.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest.

Looney made $1,131,960 last season. This season, he's scheduled to make $1,182,840. His option for the 2017-18 season is slated to be $1,233,840.