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Episode 24: drew shiller & grant liffmann discuss kevin durant's injury with kelenna azubuike

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Warriors GM Myers: Gortat did nothing 'untoward' on play that injured Durant
Kevin Durant hurt his knee because Marcin Gortat flung Zaza Pachulia to the ground. But Bob Myers didn't see anything dirty occur...
Poole: W's goal of achieving NBA's best record in jeopardy
With Kevin Durant out, Insider Monte Poole sheds light on what the Warriors face in the final six weeks of the regular season.
What they're saying: Warriors players react to Kevin Durant's injury
Soon after Kevin Durant's diagnosis was revealed, several players took to social media to offer encouragement to their teammate.
Steve Kerr
Durant injury leaves Warriors just like everybody else
Kevin Durant's injury will reveal the true level of the Warriors competitive character, because Golden State is now just one a handful of very good teams...
Kevin Durant suffers Grade 2 MCL sprain, tibial bone bruise
Kevin Durant is going to miss some time, but it has not been ruled out that he could play again before the end of the regular season...
Curry and Durant on the bench
Report: Warriors expect 'tough news,' fear Durant 'out months'
The Warriors will know the full extent of Kevin Durant's injury Wednesday morning, but it reportedly doesn't sound good...
Matt Barnes playing for the Kings
Source: Warriors to sign veteran forward Matt Barnes
In the wake of the Kevin Durant injury, the Warriors will add veteran forward Matt Barnes, a source confirmed to
Durant injures knee in Washington
Durant's injury changes everything for Warriors, but not a death blow
As the Warriors await word on Kevin Durant's MRI, they must start planning for his absence, whether it's a few games or an extended period.
Highlights: Durant injured as Warriors lose 10th of season
Kevin Durant suffered a hyperextended knee just 57 seconds into the game Tuesday and his teammates almost pulled out an improbable win without him. But the Wizards managed to prevail in the end.
Draymond reacts to Durant's injury: 'It's a concern, but...'
Draymond Green addresses the Warriors' spirit in the locker room after Tuesday's loss in Washington.
Zaza: Gortat throwing him into KD 'a normal basketball play'
Zaza Pachulia addresses whether or not Kevin Durant's injury affected the Warriors' mindset during the game.
Were Warriors shellshocked after Durant's knee injury?
Klay Thompson offers his thoughts on Kevin Durant injuring his knee in Washington.
Steph-in' Amazing: Curry scores 25 in loss to Wizards
With Kevin Durant injured, Steph Curry carried the load and finished with a team-high 25 points in the Warriors' loss to the Wizards.
Kerr: 'Keep our fingers crossed' on Durant's knee injury
Steve Kerr analyzes the Warriors' late loss to the Wizards on Tuesday in DC.
Shot of the Game: Livingston flies by Beal for soaring dunk
Moments after rolling his ankle, Shaun Livingston showed that he was just fine by beating Bradley Beal baseline and flying in for a big dunk.
Beal pointing against the Warriors
Instant Replay: Warriors fight after Durant injury, fall late to Wiz
After losing Kevin Durant to a knee injury, the Warriors dug out of a big hole, but couldn't complete the comeback Tuesday night in DC.
Draymond dunks on Wall
Warriors forward Draymond Green throws down a vicious dunk on Wizards guard John Wall in the second quarter of Tuesday's game.
Bogut with his back turned
Reports: Bogut has 'committed to sign' with Cavs
After weighing his options, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut has reportedly committed to signing with the Cavs.
Durant suffers knee injury in Washington, heads to lockers
Kevin Durant was injured in the first quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Wizards.
Durant in Denver
Durant exits game in DC with hyperextended left knee, set for MRI
Kevin Durant left Tuesday's game in Washington just one minute in after suffering a hyperextended left knee...
Draymond keeps talking trash: Paul Pierce couldn't carry Celtics teams
Draymond Green is not ready to stop saying things about Paul Pierce's career, and he wants fans to remember a couple facts...
NBA Gameday: Durant returns home, Curry vs Wall as good as it gets
Last year, Steph Curry dropped 51 points against the Wizards in Washington, while John Wall racked up 41 points and 10 assists...
Curry and Durant on the bench
Curry blames weatherman for career-worst 0-for-11 from 3-point range
Steph Curry put up 11 3-point attempts Monday in Philly. None of them went in. After the game, he explained what happened...
Draymond driving against the 76ers
Draymond hits personal reset button, sets tone in win over 76ers
Coming off a poor game on Saturday, Draymond Green reverted back to his usual self and propelled the Warriors to a win Monday night.
Highlights: Warriors reach 50 wins for fourth straight year
With Steph Curry struggle, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson picked up the slack as the Warriors beat the 76ers on Monday.
Durant shares Warriors mindset when shots aren't going down
Kevin Durant discusses what it will be like facing his former coach Scott Brooks in his return to Washington.
Draymond after 50th win: 'We want to build great dynasty'
Draymond Green praises the young 76ers after the Warriors' 119-108 win.
Steph-in' Amazing: Curry scores 19
Stephen Curry managed to score 19 points in Philly on Monday while suffering through a career-worst 0-for-11 3-point shooting night.
Bucket-by-bucket: KD returns, scores 27 in win over 76ers
After missing his first game of the season on Saturday, Kevin Durant was back in the lineup Monday and led the Warriors with 27 points in a win over the 76ers.
Do Warriors feel it when Curry's shots aren't dropping?
Draymond Green analyzes how the Warriors were able to grit out the win over the Sixers despite not being able to hit many 3-pointers.
Kerr details what he loves about Curry after 0-for-11 night
Steve Kerr discusses how the Warriors overcame a career-worst 3-point shooting night from Stephen Curry in Philadelphia.
Shot of the Game: KD flips in shot from behind backboard
Kevin Durant hit the Shot of the Game Wednesday night when he drove, was shoved and threw up a shot from a crazy angle, only to see the ball go in. And he drew the foul.
Klay driving against 76ers
Instant Replay: Warriors overcome poor shooting, hold off 76ers
The Warriors didn't shoot particularly well from distance on Monday, but they managed to hold off the pesky 76ers in Philadelphia.
Reports: Bogut agrees to buyout with 76ers, considering four teams
Andrew Bogut and the 76ers came to terms on Monday, and the big man has narrowed down his options, according to multiple reports...
Warriors continue to thrive in their second calling
It is their ability to find links to the world outside the NBA that makes them more than merely the 1983 Fo’-Fo’-Fo’ 76ers.
NBA Gameday: Steph Curry close to passing Kobe Bryant
Steph Curry has made 1,824 3-pointers over seven plus seasons, while Kobe Bryant finished his Hall of Fame career with 1,827 triples...
NBA Power Rankings: Will anything derail Warriors from reaching Finals?
The Warriors are not perfect, but Draymond Green and his teammates clinched a playoff spot earlier than any team in NBA history...
Paul Pierce reveals origin of his trash-talking beef with Draymond Green
Why did Draymond Green poke fun at Paul Pierce for not getting a farewell tour? The 2008 NBA Finals MVP explained...
Warriors Central: Bob Myers -- Playing Ros in game of HORSE
In the final segment of Warriors Central, Warriors GM Bob Myers challenges Ros Gold-Onwude to a game of HORSE.
Warriors Central: Bob Myers -- Insight into KD, making deals
Bob Myers joins Ros Gold-Onwude on Warriors Central to discuss signing Kevin Durant, his toughest trades and growing up a Warriors fan.
Warriors Central: Bob Myers -- From agent to top executive
Warriors GM Bob Myers joins Ros Gold-Onwude on the latest episode of Warriors Central to discuss his rise to Executive of the Year.
Durant looking down in Denver
Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia
Kevin Durant, who missed Saturday's game with a left hand contusion, has been upgraded to questionable for Monday's game.
Bogut and Barea joking
Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout
If former Warriors center Andrew Bogut receives a buyout from the 76ers, he will reportedly sign with Golden State's biggest rival...
Daryl Morey and James Harden
GM details Rockets' strategy for beating Warriors, winning NBA title
After being eliminated by the Warriors in each of the last two seasons, Rockets GM Daryl Morey retooled the roster with beating Golden State in mind.
Deron Williams driving against Kyrie
Waived by Dallas, Deron Williams intends to sign with Cavs
Veteran point guard Deron Williams, who was waived by the Mavericks this week, has informed the Cavs he intends to sign with them.
Briante Weber against the Nuggets
Reports: Weber, Hornets agree to deal hours after Warriors release him
Briante Weber wasn't out of work very long. Less than 12 hours after the Warriors released him, the guard has reportedly agreed to a deal with Charlotte.
Warriors eye veteran guard Calderon after release of Weber
Telling Briante Weber his time has come to an end wasn't easy, but the Warriors think they will have the right replacement...
Highlights: Warriors back in playoffs with win over the Nets
It's not even March and the Warriors have already secured a spot in the playoffs for the fifth straight season.
What five straight playoff berths means to Steph Curry
Steph Curry remembers the rough days in Golden State and shows his gratitude to the team's recent success.
Steph Curry's appreciative message to Briante Weber
Steph Curry offered Briante Weber some words of encouragement once Weber learned he would be released by the Warriors.
Klay: 'I feel great, I'm too young still in my mind' to rest
Klay Thompson certainly won't be asking for any rest even though the Warriors already clinched a playoff berth.
Kerr: Warriors have targeted player to replace Weber
The Warriors have zeroed in on who they want to sign next to the team as a reserve guard.
Why did Draymond Green only play 23 minutes vs the Nets?
To Steve Kerr, it just wasn't Draymond Green's night Saturday against the Nets.
Kerr announces Warriors' plans to release Briante Weber
Steve Kerr made a big announcement in his postgame press conference Saturday night.
JaVale McGee switches roles, interviews Ros after win
JaVale McGee plays interviewer after the Warriors took down the Nets to clinch a playoff berth.
Warriors to release Briante Weber, will sign another guard
The Warriors are releasing guard Briante Weber, head coach Steve Kerr announced to the media after the team's 112-95 win over the Nets Saturday night.
Steph Curry helps Warriors fan win $2,500 with Skeeball slam
Steph Curry hands out the assist of the night at Oracle Arena.
Steph-in' Amazing: Curry leads all scorers with 27 vs Nets
Steph Curry was the leading man Saturday night as the Warriors took down the Nets, 112-95.
Shot of the Game: Pachulia throws in circus shot for and-1
Zaza Pachulia pulls off the wild shot against the Nets.
Instant Replay: Warriors become first to clinch playoff berth with win vs Nets
After missing the playoffs for 17 straight seasons, the Warriors are headed to the postseason for the fifth season in a row...
Curry splashes away first half with 4-point play vs Nets
Steph Curry continues to send the Warriors to halftime in wild fashion with a 4-point play vs. the Nets.
Pachulia flips in wild shot for and-1 against the Nets
Pachulia flips in wild shot for an and-1 vs. the Nets.
Steph Curry pranks Monte Poole during Warriors warmups
Steph Curry has some fun with Insider Monte Poole before the Warriors take on the Nets.
East Oakland Youth Development Center shaping lives
Fallon Smith tells the story of how the East Oakland Youth Development Center works as a safe haven for children and makes dreams come true.
Warriors rookie McCaw starts vs Nets with Durant ruled out
With Kevin Durant ailing a hand injury, the Warriors turn to rookie Patrick McCaw to fill in against the Nets on Saturday night.
Calderon guarding Klay
Report: Warriors could pursue PG Calderon if bought out by Lakers
If the Lakers buy Jose Calderon out of his contract, the Warriors could reportedly be among the teams interesting in the veteran point guard.
Draymond and McGee high-five
McGee expresses appreciation for support from teammates in Shaq feud
JaVale McGee refrained from taking another shot at Shaq on Saturday, but the Warriors center did thank his teammates for defending him.
Curry celebrating with Lin in background
NBA Gameday: Even without Durant, Warriors heavy favorites vs Nets
Opposite ends of the spectrum meet in Oakland Saturday, as the NBA-best Warriors, without Kevin Durant, host the nine-win Nets.
Durant shooting
Warriors' Durant out vs Nets due to left hand injury
Warriors forward Kevin Durant will miss Saturday's game against the Nets due to a left hand contusion, the team announced.
Steve Kerr takes shot at Trump's use of Twitter
Steve Kerr jokes about how Donald Trump is Twitter in all the wrong ways.
Kerr stands up for JaVale after Twitter battle with Shaq
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr doesn't blame JaVale McGee for lashing back at Shaq on Twitter.
Durant calls out Shaq for his constant ripping of McGee
Kevin Durant defends his Warriors teammate JaVale McGee while sending a message to Shaq.
Ratto Stories: Warriors turn it off and on, defying sports
The Warriors are proving that in sports you can turn the switch on and off. Well, that is, if you're the Warriors and if it's only February.
Source: Warriors contact Turner Sports about Shaq's abuse of McGee
The Warriors have looked to put an end to TNT's constant ridicule and Shaq's abuse to JaVale McGee, has learned...
Durant defends JaVale, blasts Shaq: 'He didn’t have any skill'
JaVale McGee and Shaquille O'Neal exchanged in a heated Twitter battle Thursday night. A day later, Kevin Durant sent a strong message to Shaq...
Warriors assign Jones, who will play for Santa Cruz vs Reno
Damian Jones has appeared in 17 games with the Santa Cruz Warriors over the course of seven assignments this season...
Reports: Warriors can reacquire Andrew Bogut, but reunion not likely
The initial belief was that even if the Warriors and Bogut wanted to reunite, the CBA would not allow it...
Paul Pierce responds to Draymond by trolling Warriors on social media
In the middle of the night -- hours after the Warriors defeated the Clippers again -- Paul Pierce took to Twitter...
Warriors bury Clippers rivalry with 50-point barrage in third quarter
The Warriors made a 50-point statement in 12 minutes Thursday night, showing exactly where them and the Clippers currently stand as rivals.
Curry breaks down Warriors' third quarter, keeping composure
Steph Curry analyzes how the Warriors turned the corner vs. the Clippers.
Draymond sarcastically forgets sideline exchange with Kerr
Apparently Draymond Green forgot a certain part of the Warriors' win against the Clippers.
Highlights: Curry, Warriors dominate in third to beat Clips
Steph Curry and the Warriors caught fire for 50 points in the third quarter vs. the Clippers.
Klay: 'Don't take for granted' what Steph Curry can do
Warriors guard Klay Thompson shows admiration for his fellow Splash Brother.
With Clippers rivalry over, Warriors feed off feud with Foster
The Warriors are out of opponents. So, they turned to official Scott Foster as their latest foe to fuel them.
Kevin Durant downplays finger injury against Clippers
Kevin Durant assures the media there's nothing wrong with his finger after leaving for a period against the Clippers.
Kerr makes fun of Zaza's four blocks: 'That's embarrassing'
Steve Kerr pokes fun at Zaza Pachulia after the Warriors win over the Clippers.
Kerr on heated exchange with Draymond: 'We laughed about it'
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr once again downplays he and Draymond Green yelling at each other on the sidelines.
Instant Replay: Warriors score 50 in third, win 10th straight vs Clippers
After scoring just 49 points in the first half, Steph Curry and the Warriors put on a show scoring 50 points in the third quarter alone.
1-on-1 with Patrick McCaw: Learning from Curry and Durant
Kelli Johnson sits down with Warriors rookie Patrick McCaw as he reflects on his first NBA season.
Zaza returns to starting lineup, West available to play vs Clippers
After nearly four weeks, the Warriors will have their regular starting lineup on the court with a key off the bench ready too go too.
Power of science: Warriors thriving with chemistry experiment
The Warriors went through a roster overhaul from their 73-win team, but this year, their chemistry is sky high yet again...
D-League getting respect as legit NBA minor league system
Unlike baseball, for years basketball did not have a legit farm system for teams. But now, the D-League has the results to prove its legitimacy.
Kevin Durant's future plans: General manager of NBA team he owns
Kevin Durant still has many years of basketball ahead of him, but that doesn't mean it's too early to think about what comes next...
NBA Gameday: Draymond Green vs Blake Griffin
The rise of the Warriors can be traced back to Draymond Green’s stifling of Blake Griffin in the first round of the 2014 playoffs...
Mum at deadline, Warriors ineligible to re-sign Andrew Bogut
Even if the Warriors were interested in a reunion with Andrew Bogut, they are not allowed to retain his services this season...
Reports: Thunder acquire Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott from Bulls
Just before the deadline, the Bulls and Thunder reportedly agreed to a deal. Chicago is sending Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a second-round pick to Oklahoma City for Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne and...
Reports: Mavericks ship former Warriors center Andrew Bogut to 76ers
Andrew Bogut has appeared in just 26 games this season and is averaging 3.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes...
Ratto Stories: Earth isn't flat, but Lakers may very well be
Ray Ratto examines the bizarre thinking of Jeanie Buss and the Lakers.
Kerr clarifies Cousins' lack of NBA All-Star Game minutes
Shortly after the NBA All-Star Game, the Kings and Pelicans agreed to a DeMarcus Cousins trade. Is that why he only played two minutes?
Warriors big men Pachulia, West close to return
While it is not a sure bet yet, two key Warriors big men are on the right path to be back on the court against the Clippers...
Chance Pachulia plays vs Clippers? 'Right now I'd say yes'
Zaza Pachulia updates his health heading the Warriors' matchup vs. the Clippers.
Former two-time MVP Nash gets shots up at Warriors practice
He may be retired, but Steve Nash still works on his game at Warriors practice.
Kerr blasts NBA for Warriors' 'insane' upcoming schedule
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is not a fan of how the Warriors' schedule is about to unfold.