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Draymond thanks Jazz fans for booing: 'Weren't very smart ... shut up'

Draymond thanks Jazz fans for booing: 'Weren't very smart ... shut up'

With 2:38 remaining in the second quarter on Saturday night, Draymond Green picked up his third foul.

As he walked to the bench, Jazz fans rained down a chorus of boos, so Draymond waved his hands in the air and signaled that the Warriors had a 2-0 series advantage.

"There are some arenas we go to that I for sure should be booed," Draymond said on the Dray Day Podcast. "Utah isn't one of 'em. I'm an honest guy. I just don't see any reason for Utah fans to be booing me like that, but I gave 'em a reason now.

"So now they can boo and just get me going, because that's all they really did. I played a lot better once they did that. So I appreciate the Utah fans -- night life -- they got me going last night, so salute to them."

In the first half, Draymond registered four points, three rebounds and four assists and was a -3.

In the second half, he recorded five points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and was +6.

What did Draymond think of the Utah crowd?

"I thought they would be louder than they were. It didn't get as loud in there as I thought it would," he said. "It was OK. Their fans talk a little too much ... shut up. No, I wasn't really feeling their fans. Shut up.

"They don't make sense. Some guy kept telling me to shoot the ball. Do you not realize I'm shooting 55 percent from 3 this series? Why would you want me shooting the basketball when I'm shooting that great?

"Now of course I missed a few last night and like, whatever. I'm gonna shoot the piss out of it tomorrow, so that's cool. Their fans just weren't very smart. They talk too much. Shut up."

NBA rumors: Executives doubt DeMarcus Cousins will land contract he wants

NBA rumors: Executives doubt DeMarcus Cousins will land contract he wants

It's extremely difficult to get a read on what the Warriors' roster will look like next season, given all of the marquee players destined for free agency, some of which will be recovering from serious injuries.

DeMarcus Cousins knows that existence all too well. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent on June 30, having spent a large portion of the past season working his way back from a torn Achilles and torn quadriceps.

The Achilles injury was a major factor in bringing Cousins to Golden State. As it turns out, the quadriceps injury, as well as the ruptured Achilles and torn ACL suffered by Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, respectively, could prove to be major factors in keeping him there for at least another season.

While Cousins flashed his pre-injury form sporadically throughout his first season with the Warriors, his consistency was severely lacking, and certain areas of his game were clearly diminished. His shortcomings were exposed in the Finals against the Raptors, and while there's a lot of money available to be spent in free agency, some believe that Cousins won't receive the kind of deal he's been hoping for.

"I doubt he gets what he wants," one anonymous NBA executive told Bleacher Report's Yaron Weitzman.

If that's the case, and Cousins doesn't get an offer that blows him away, could he return to the Warriors for the inaugural season at Chase Center?

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about the potential of bringing Cousins back for another season last week, and was very open to the idea, but didn't expect it to be a realistic possibility.

"I would say the hope is, frankly, that he can do a lot better financially than what we could offer him. But who knows? Every year is different," Kerr said. "We have to figure out our own situation, particularly with Klay [Thompson] and Kevin [Durant] and how all that shakes out.

"But I could absolutely foresee a place for DeMarcus here if he wanted to come back," Kerr continued. "It's just a question of what are his goals? What's out there for him?"

If the anonymous executive is correct in his or her assumption, Cousins might not have a more appealing option than what the Warriors are able to offer. And, depending on what his goals are, a renewed partnership might be even more logical.

Let's say Cousins doesn't receive any offers in free agency to his liking. If he's then intent on proving his doubters wrong and putting himself in the best situation possible to showcase his resurgence, the Warriors would seem to make a ton of sense, just as they did a year ago.

With both Durant and Thompson expected to miss most or all of next season while recovering from their respective injuries, that's going to leave a massive void in the Warriors' scoring arsenal. Stephen Curry can't be expected to do it all on his own, and -- if healthy -- Cousins might be the perfect kind of complement to help carry the load.

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Of course, given how depleted Golden State's roster already is, the idea of placing a big bet on a big man still working his way back from a couple of major injuries is, well, a bit scary.

It's got to make sense for both sides. But it might work out that another year of Cousins in a Warriors uniform accomplishes exactly that.

NBA rumors: Steph Curry to play in celebrity golf tournament in Tahoe

NBA rumors: Steph Curry to play in celebrity golf tournament in Tahoe

Steph Curry is obsessed with golf.

And in a couple of weeks, he will be participating in a celebrity tournament he loves.

The Warriors superstar will play in the American Century Championship in Tahoe next month, Ron Kroichick of The San Francisco Chronicle has learned.

The event is from July 9 to 14 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and this will be Curry's seventh appearance.

Curry -- who came in fourth place back in 2017 -- finished in a tie for 11th last year, with former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo winning it all.

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Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (who is also an avid golfer) will be a part of the field for the first time since 2016, according to the tournament's website.

Curry is starring in a mini golf competition TV series this summer called "Holy Moley." He is also an executive producer on the show, which debuts on June 20 on ABC.

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