Warriors introduce Barnes, Ezeli, Green


Warriors introduce Barnes, Ezeli, Green

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Harrison Barnes and Festuz Ezeli will join Warriors Insider Matt Steinmetz today at 5 p.m. on Chronicle Live.

Warriors rookies Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green met the media and got their jerseys on Monday at a formal press conference in Oakland. Barnes will wear No. 40, Ezeli No. 31 and Green will wear uniform No. 23. We'll have full coverage and video of the event but here is a selection of their comments.

Warriors GM Bob Myers
We targeted these three players. We did not concede that they would be there when we picked but we were hopeful. And it happened, and I think our patience did pay off. ... We're thrilled, and it was a team effort. We had a lot of conversations on what was the right thing to do for this organization and We just feel great, we're elated. We think these three gentlemen are going to help us win games.

It's been absolutely great for me to come here. I had a chance to go to a soccer game, I had a chance to go to a baseball game so I'm definitely trying to embrace the city, the Bay Area. And just get acclimated.

It's been a lot of up and downs, at first I didn't think I could play the game. It was very hard for me, very tough. But it just shows you how much hard work pays off. That's what it's been for me my whole career is, I just worked hard. ... It's like a dream, it hasn't hit me yet. It's great.

One thing (Michigan State) coach (Tom) Izzo is big on is knowing how to evaluate yourself and how you play. I knew I had a pretty good workout when I came here. Coach Izzo kept telling me 'I've been talking to the Warriors a lot, they've called a lot, I've been talking to them.' ... When it actually came around, I told someone "I think the Warriors may end up taking me. And it ended up coming true, it's a dream come true.

Draymond Green reveals new Warriors banners, puts Noah Vonleh on blast


Draymond Green reveals new Warriors banners, puts Noah Vonleh on blast

The Warriors' practice facility in San Francisco has a new look and Draymond Green is clearly a fan. 

On Saturday, Green posted a video to his Instagram story showing new banners of a montage to the team's 2016-17 championship run. One player who won't like the new images so much though is Blazers forward Noah Vonleh. 

Among the pictures in one of the banners is Green meeting Vonleh at the rim and rejecting him in Game 1 during Round 1 in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. In the video, Green says, "Alright Noah, watch out now," while laughing.

Because it never gets old, here's the video of the huge block. 

Kevin Durant has a little advice for heckling college student: 'Get a...'


Kevin Durant has a little advice for heckling college student: 'Get a...'

The barbs won't stop.

Even after Kevin Durant won an NBA title with the Warriors, fans won't let him forget that he left the Thunder to join the best team in the NBA.

On Saturday, a fan from New Zealand wondered if Durant was set to join his college team, which, according to him, started its season 7-0.

Durant clapped back, offering advice for the young man.

The fan wasn't done.

"What do we have to do? Be the most dominant team in the league and beat you the year before? Or do you want us to blow a 3-1 lead?" Twitter user Morgan Tiare wrote back.

Durant got the last word.

The NBA Finals MVP is clearly having fun responding to Twitter trolls this offseason.