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Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo jokes about conversation with Steph Curry

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo jokes about conversation with Steph Curry

Are you old enough to remember when Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo briefly spoke on the court after last Wednesday's Warriors-Bucks game at Chase Center?

Of course you are.

Remember when the Warriors' superstar told Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes the following day that he simply was recruiting the Greek Freak to team up in the online game 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,' and wasn't trying to convince him to join the Warriors? 

Of course you do.

Well here's what Giannis told The Athletic's Sam Amick regarding his exchange with the two-time NBA MVP:

“Yeah, yeah, but it wasn’t (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), it was, uh, it was (NBA) 2k,” he says with a laugh about their conversation before flashing a pair of air-quote hand gestures for good measure. “Nah, I’m joking.”

Whether or not Giannis ever ends up with Golden State, the basketball world will laugh about and poke fun at Curry's explanation for years to come.

As Mallory Edens -- the daughter of Bucks owner Wes Edens -- told TMZ Sports on Sunday: "I don't think Giannis plays video games."

And it's not like we have ever heard about Curry being a big gamer.

“Steph is a -- he’s a fun dude,” Giannis told Amick. “I really don’t know him, know him -- but whenever we’ve (played each other) he’s always come up to me, talked to me.

"It’s fun.”

[RELATED: Warriors paying steep price today for a better tomorrow]

But you know what would be even more fun? Steph and Giannis as teammates on the Warriors ...

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How Kevin Durant reacted to Ja Morant jabbing Steph Curry on Twitter

How Kevin Durant reacted to Ja Morant jabbing Steph Curry on Twitter

Two weeks ago, Warriors superstar Steph Curry and Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant made headlines because of a little social media spat regarding Andre Iguodala.

There wasn't any legit beef, however, as the two exchanged friendly DMs to clear the air.

Hey Kevin Durant -- why do you think Morant chose to tweet a picture of you holding the NBA Finals MVP trophy?

"I don't know. There's always been speculation about what my place was on the team, or what I meant to the team," the two-time NBA Finals MVP told Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks. "I don't think that got anybody on the Warriors upset that he posted a picture of me. 

"We're all brothers and we won championships together. It wasn't anything more than just a little jab I guess."

But what about the narrative that Golden State only won the title in 2017 and 2018 because of you?

"They got narratives for everything," KD said. "There's a lot of stuff the casual fan don't get about the game. So they make a lot of speculation on what they see. It's not the whole picture."

[RELATED: What frustrated KD most about in-game feud with Draymond]

Correct.

OK. Let's move on. Nothing more to see here.

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NBA mock draft: Warriors linked to Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman

NBA mock draft: Warriors linked to Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman

After five straight trips to the NBA Finals, and three titles, the Warriors are headed for the lottery in the 2020 NBA Draft, and likely a top-five pick. 

Golden State currently has the worst record in the NBA at 12-43, and things aren't about to get easier. The Warriors have the third-hardest schedule in the league coming out of the All-Star break. While this likely won't help their win total, it could increase their chances of choosing at the top of this June's draft. 

The Warriors currently are 2 1/2 games ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks for the worst record in the NBA. So, if they do keep their pick and land at the top of the draft, who might the Dubs have their eyes on?

Here's a roundup of prospects projected to be taken by the Warriors, with two players standing out. 

James Wiseman, C, Memphis

ESPN's Jonathan Givony has the Warriors selecting Wiseman with the No. 2 pick in the draft. Wiseman, 18, left Memphis in December after three games as a freshman. 

The talented center had missed seven games of a 12-game suspension stemming from an NCAA investigation when he announced his plan to leave the program. He later signed with Excel Sports, ending his college eligibility. 

Wiseman, 7-foot-1 and 240 pounds, averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in his short college career. He certainly fits a positional need for the Warriors as an athletic center who can run the floor when full engaged. 

Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia

Edwards is the consensus top pick right now in what is considered a weak, top-heavy draft. Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman, NBADraftNet and Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo already sent Edwards to the Warriors in their latest mock draft. 

Here's what Wasserman and Woo had to say about the top prospect. 

Wasserman: "Team fit could ultimately play a key role in Edwards' development, and he'd benefit greatly from going to Golden State, where his shot selection would naturally tighten and the positive culture would be good for his growth." 

Woo: "You draft him hoping he’s moldable, and Edwards brings so much to the table in terms of strength and coordination that it could be worth it."

[RELATED: Why Steph playing again this season still is so valuable]

Edwards, 18, is averaging 19.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for a 12-13 Georgia team. At 6-5 and 225 pounds, he has a muscle-bound NBA body but is shooting just 40.6 percent from the field and 30.5 percent from deep. 

If the Warriors do have the top pick in the draft, they will have an interesting decision to make, to say the least.