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Birthday boy Steph Curry will not play against Lakers

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Birthday boy Steph Curry will not play against Lakers

OAKLAND -- Any hope of the Warriors overtaking the Houston Rockets for the No. 1 overall seed in the postseason faded to improbable Tuesday when it was announced that Stephen Curry will be out at least one more week.

And that Draymond Green will miss at least one game, that being Wednesday night when the Warriors face the Lakers at Oracle Arena.

And that it’s possible Klay Thompson will join Curry and Green on the sideline Wednesday night.

After tweaking his right ankle last Thursday, Curry missed two games over the weekend -- both losses on the road -- and despite intense physical therapy will miss at least the next four. The ninth-year point guard will be reevaluated on March 20.

Though it was initially hoped Curry could return as soon as this weekend, it’s now apparent he will not be back before the March 23 home game against the Hawks.

Green has been coping with a tender right shoulder since the first month of the season, so it’s conceivable the sixth-year forward could miss more games as the Warriors prepare for the playoffs.

Thompson, who sprained his right thumb Sunday in Minnesota, is listed as questionable against Los Angeles.

In addition, forward/center David West, who has missed the last three games, will be out, as will guard Pat McCaw, who has not played since sustaining a fractured left wrist on Feb. 10.

The Warriors are optimistic they’ll have Andre Iguodala and Jordan Bell back to face the Lakers. Both are listed as probable, meaning they’ll be available barring a setback during shootaround Wednesday morning.

The Warriors are effectively three games behind the Rockets and both teams have 15 games left to play. The Warriors have eight home games and seven road games remaining, while Houston, which owns the tie-breaker, has nine home games and six road games.

DeMarcus Cousins unfazed over potential backlash from joining Warriors

DeMarcus Cousins unfazed over potential backlash from joining Warriors

Do you want to know what the NBA free agency process was like for DeMarcus Cousins?

If yes, you're in luck.

SHOWTIME Sports is in production on a documentary that gives you an inside look at how Cousins ended up signing with the Warriors.

On Wednesday, a preview clip was released (watch the full video below).

"This is my ace of spade, this was my nuclear bomb, my last resort," Cousins said. "Yeah, I could have probably got a contract -- a decent contract -- from a bad team. But how does that help me?

"I'm already fighting a career-ending injury. I'm not gonna put myself in an already-bad situation and try to prove my value or my worth as a player in a situation that's not looking to win.

"I knew how it would be perceived by some. I didn't give a f**k. ... I knew what my ace was, and we made the call."

Cousins' introductory press conference is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. Watch it live on NBC Sports Bay Area.

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

Isaiah Thomas cites 'loyalty' in reaction to Raptors trading DeMar DeRozan

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Isaiah Thomas cites 'loyalty' in reaction to Raptors trading DeMar DeRozan

Isaiah Thomas knows a thing or two about getting traded against his wishes.

Last August, the Celtics blindsided the 2016-17 All-NBA Second Team selection by shipping him to the Cavs.

On Wednesday, the Raptors traded DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard.

DeRozan is not happy about this:

One can only assume that the following tweet from Thomas is his reaction to the deal:

The concept of "loyalty in the NBA" heated up after Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City for the Warriors.

During the 2017 playoffs, Thomas played through the tragic death of his sister and battled through a hip injury.

He absolutely loved Boston and wanted to finish his career there.

The 29-year old thought he was line for a max deal from the Celtics, and instead he winded up signing for the veteran's minimum this summer with the Nuggets.

Perhaps the NBPA will fight for more "no-trade clauses" in the next CBA...?

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