Warriors owner Joe Lacob has made no secret of his interest in potentially bringing the Warriors to San Francisco, and a report late Thursday suggests he is beginning to get serious about the prospect.
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Warriors met Wednesday with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and and Giants CEO Larry Baer to discuss the idea of building a new Warriors arena near AT&T Park. According to the report, Mayor Lee is encouraging the Giants and Warriors to explore the feasibility of building a facility just south of the Giants' ballpark.
The Warriors' lease in Oakland runs through 2017. The team began playing some home games at what is now Oracle Arena since 1966, and began continuous play in Oakland since 1971. Stay logged on to CSNBayArea.com as the Warriors arena story develops, and tune in to SportsNet Central each night at 6, 10:30pm and midnight for all the day's news on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Kevin Durant didn't mean to lampoon the Thunder, later deleting the tweets, but he said what he said.
Asked about Durant on Friday and Thunder GM Sam Prestie took the high road.
"I think the only thing I can say to that is just to be consistent with everything that I have said and everyone else from the organization," Presti said. "I, and no one from the Thunder, really has anything negative to say about Kevin Durant, and I think we've been hopefully very open about the fact that we have tremendous appreciation and respect for what he and his teammates and coaches and everybody over his tenure here accomplished, and I really don't think there's anything more to say than that."
Durant called the actions "childish" and "idiotic" and said that his actions have impacted his sleep cycles and eating habits.
The Warriors first face the Thunder on Wednesday, Nov. 22 in Oklahoma City.
Basketball video game NBA 2k18 has simulated the upcoming season and come up with some interesting results.
The Warriors will fail to defend their title this season, according to CBS Sports, falling to the Timberwolves in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.
In a surprise Final matchup, the Thunder are scriptd to top the Wizards in five games.
The Cavaliers, in the simulation, enter the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the East but fall to the Wizards in five games in the Eastern Conference Finals.
According to the simulation, Stephen Curry will be your MVP and Steve Kerr will be Coach of the Year.
The video game estimates just two Warriors on the All-Star team -- Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. And it estimates both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will return for the 3-point contest.
Also noteworthy, four head coaches were fired over the course of the simulated season including Luke Walton by the Lakers and Dave Joerger by the Kings.
Western Conference final standings
1. Golden State Warriors (63-19)
2. Houston Rockets (55-27)
3. Los Angeles Clippers (55-27)
4. Oklahoma City Thunder (53-29)
5. Denver Nuggets (46-36)
6. Utah Jazz (43-39)
7. San Antonio Spurs (43-39)
8. Minnesota Timberwolves (42-40)
9. New Orleans Pelicans (41-41)
10. Portland Trail Blazers (40-42)
11. Sacramento Kings (39-43)
12. Memphis Grizzlies (37-45)
13. Phoenix Suns (36-46)
14. Dallas Mavericks (31-51)
15. Los Angeles Lakers (30-52)