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Report: Warriors to play preseason game in Seattle

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Report: Warriors to play preseason game in Seattle

Kevin Durant is going back to Seattle...

... to play in a preseason game (assuming he re-signs with the Warriors this summer).

The Warriors will face the Kings on Oct. 6, 2018 at Key Arena, according to Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee.

The Seattle SuperSonics selected Durant with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

Seattle went 20-62 during the 2007-08 season and then moved to Oklahoma City.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

'Honest and logical' Popovich would be surprised if Kawhi returns this year

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'Honest and logical' Popovich would be surprised if Kawhi returns this year

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich delivered some big news on Wednesday afternoon regarding Kawhi Leonard.

"I'll be surprised if he returns this season," Popovich told reporters. "He's still not ready to go. If by some chance he is, it's gonna be pretty late into the season. And it's gonna be a tough decision.

"That's why I'm just trying to be honest and logical. I'll be surprised if he gets back this year."

This is very disappointing on so many levels.

Kawhi -- who finished third in the MVP voting last season -- has only appeared in nine games this season because of an ailing quadricep injury.

"We've got to move on," Popovich added. "The team has to realize that this is who we are, this is who we have ... wishing and hoping doesn't do anybody any good."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

JaVale McGee: Warriors want playoffs to arrive, 'we're definitely anxious'

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JaVale McGee: Warriors want playoffs to arrive, 'we're definitely anxious'

Did you know that the Warriors aren't taking the regular season as seriously this year?

Of course you knew that already.

During the All-Star break, JaVale McGee told Vice Sports about the state of the team right now.

"I feel like we’re definitely anxious," McGee explained. "I feel like everybody’s going through the season like 'Playoffs. Hurry. Up.' Because it’s a whole different atmosphere. People think that because we went 16-1 last year, like it was easy. It wasn’t easy.

"Those teams were playing hard. We were just, everybody was just so in sync and we were all in playoff mode. It was just amazing like, everybody was like 'Yo, we’re in the playoffs, like, it’s time.'

"The regular season wasn’t anything. When the playoffs come around it doesn’t matter what your record is, and that’s the thing that I admire about the guys. They don’t care what the record is. They don’t care if we went undefeated."

The Warriors find themselves trailing the Rockets by a half game for the top seed in the Western Conference.

They have struggled in the first quarter of games all season and the defense has slipped.

But Steve Kerr is optimistic that Golden State is "primed to really take off."

It just may not happen as soon as Warriors fans are hoping.

"We just know that in the playoffs you definitely have to step it up," McGee added.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller