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Draymond Green reveals most important thing he learned from Andrew Bogut

Draymond Green reveals most important thing he learned from Andrew Bogut

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Draymond Green is very much looking forward to playing alongside Andrew Bogut again.

"I'm excited. I think it will be great for us," the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year told reporters on Wednesday. "I didn't foresee this happening, but I'm excited as hell about it."

Draymond, in particular, is pumped because he learned a lot from Bogut during their first stint together. In March 2012, the Warriors traded for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. Three months later, they selected Draymond 35th overall.

Draymond began soaking up knowledge immediately.

"The first day I got here, he kind of showed me how you can guard the post in the NBA," Draymond discussed. "I had no clue. Leaving college, you kind of got to guard the post with your chest, which is ridiculous. In the NBA, you get torched guarding the post with your chest.

"Then, just different defensvie rotations."

But one thing stands out above all else.

"Most importantly, (he taught me) how to communicate on that side of the ball," Draymond revealed.

But when you're as smart as Draymond and Bogut, sometimes you don't need to talk to get defensive stops.

As Draymond explained to Tim Kawakami back in April 2017:

"We were so in tune together that, as much as we did talk, there were times where I wouldn’t say nothing, he wouldn’t say nothing, and it would just work out. Because we knew how to read each other and play off each other. Having Bogut there was kind of like a free pass to take chances and know that he’s going to cover up for my mistakes."

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Now that Bogut is 34 years old, it's unlikely that he will be able to consistently cover up any mistakes Draymond might make.

But it's certainly going to be fun watching those two work together again.

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Steph Curry wears shoes designed by Riley, scores 32 in Warriors' win

Steph Curry wears shoes designed by Riley, scores 32 in Warriors' win

Nearly one month ago, Steph Curry debuted his latest signature shoe. 

The Warriors star point guard unveiled his Under Armour Curry 7 kicks on Sept. 23. On Oct. 19, he rocked a special pair of shoes that certainly have special meaning to him. 

In Golden State's final game of its preseason slate, Curry wore a yellow of pair of cheetah-print Curry 7s that his oldest daughter Riley designed. 

Steph didn't disappoint in the special shoes designed by Riley, too. Curry scored 32 points Friday night in the Warriors' 124-103 preseason win over the Lakers. 

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While the Warriors went just 2-3 in the preseason, Curry showed why many believe he could lead the league in scoring this season. The two-time MVP averaged 26.8 points over 24.5 minutes per game while shooting 43.2 percent from 3-point range. 

With a revamped roster that has less experience than years past, the Warriors might need Curry to make a run at MVP No. 3 if they want to make a run in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.

Warriors GM Bob Myers discusses high school Hall of Fame induction

Warriors GM Bob Myers discusses high school Hall of Fame induction

Believe it or not, Warriors general manager Bob Myers was once the worst player on his basketball team. That was at UCLA, but in his defense, he was one of the stand-outs in high school.

He was a star for the Monte Vista Mustangs and was recently part of the first Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Before the dinner honoring the group of inductees, he told his kids that he was being honored for being a good player, and they poked fun at him as they were confused about him being referred to as a talented athlete.

"But I'm in man, I got in -- they can't take it away," Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike during Friday's Warriors-Lakers telecast. 

His former school honored him with a plaque that he's sporting on his dashboard. He also got a license plate frame.

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Fitzgerald said he will be calling Myers "Hall of Famer" for the rest of the year.

Suppose that means it was worth it.