Draymond Green is mainly working on two things this offseason


Draymond Green is mainly working on two things this offseason

The Warriors completed their NBA Finals sweep of the Cavs on June 8, so it's been just over two months since Draymond Green played in an NBA game.

“This is about the time I get back to using the basketball and get back to moving around a lot," Draymond told Marc Spears of The Undefeated. "The time off was really much needed, but now it’s time to get back out there about six weeks from training camp.

"It’s time to rev it up a bit.”

Warriors training camp is scheduled to open Sept. 25.

For those of you who miss the NBA terribly and wish the season started tomorrow, Sept. 25 is 47 days away.

So, is Draymond working on anything in particular as he prepares for the 2018-19 season?

“My body, most importantly," he told The Undefeated. "I am just continuing to get my body into shape to withstand the long season and long playoff run.

"I also want to continue to improve on my jump shot.”

Ah, yes. The jumper.

Last season, Draymond shot 30.1 percent from deep in the regular season, and dropped to 26.6 percent in the playoffs.

In 2016-17, he shot 30.8 percent from beyond the arc, but he was 41 percent in the playoffs.

The year prior, the three-time All-Star had a career year from distance -- 38.8 percent.

The Warriors don't need Draymond to get back to that number, but 34 or 35 percent would have Steve Kerr thrilled...

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Nick Young opens up about why he signed with Warriors last summer

Nick Young opens up about why he signed with Warriors last summer

Some wondered what the Warriors were doing when they signed Nick Young last summer.

Would the quirky Young really fit in with the defending champs? Would he be too much of a goofball for a locker room full of All-Stars?

Much to the surprise of most, Young didn't ruin the Warriors' chemistry. He didn't fill the statsheet on a consistent basis, but he made big shots off the bench when the Warriors needed them.

Basking in the glory of being an NBA champion, Young took a break from his non-stop party to talk to Complex Magazine last week.

How did Young end up with the Warriors last summer? According to Young, Lakers head coach Luke Walton called up the Warriors and vouched for the free agent sharpshooter.

On July 8, 2017, Young signed a one-year deal with the Warriors for the mid-level exception. He made just under $5.2 million, a slight paycut from the previous season.

“I just needed to win. I had been on a lot of losing teams. Always rebuilding. I feel I needed to experience [winning] and be around guys who are just really good teammates like Draymond, even though he’s crazy,” Young told Complex.

As for the 2018-19 season, Young is still a free agent. The Warriors don't have a roster spot to bring him back. According to Young, he was hoping the Rockets might have had a spot for him, but it doesn't appear that is happening.

Why did he want to go to the Rockets?

"[Mike D'Antoni] is one of the best coaches I played with," Young told Complex.

With the season rapidly approaching, does Young see a fit for him in the league?

“I just have to find that exact spot. That’s more key than anything for me than just rushing out there. It’s my 11th year. But I’m not used to it. I’m used to signing early. My agent’s telling me to relax and to be more patient," Young said.

Quinn Cook surprises mom with brand new car


Quinn Cook surprises mom with brand new car

Quinn Cook went undrafted in 2015 after spending four seasons at Duke. He finally signed his first guaranteed NBA contract with the Warriors on April 8, 2018. 

That contract changed his life. And now, Cook is giving back the best way he can, starting with his mother. 

Cook was back at his hometown in Maryland over the weekend and had a special present for his mother, surprising her with a brand new Range Rover. 

"You deserve it," Cook repeatedly told his mother. 

Cook is signed to a two-year deal with the Warriors worth $1,599,783. In 33 games with the Warriors, 18 starts, Cook averaged 9.5 points and 2.7 assists per game.