Jonas Jerebko 'proud and excited' to join Warriors

Jonas Jerebko 'proud and excited' to join Warriors

After eight NBA season and four short playoff runs, Jonas Jerebko has joined the back-to-back NBA champion Warriors.

He can expect his ninth NBA season to last a lot longer than the previous eight.

On Thursday, the Warriors made the signing of Jerebko official and they even started selling his jerseys in their online store.

After the news came down, Jerebko took to Instagram to introduce himself to Warriors fans.

In 71 games with the Jazz last season, the 31-year-old Jerebko averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes.

Warriors' Kevin Durant says Draymond Green tiff won't affect his free agency


Warriors' Kevin Durant says Draymond Green tiff won't affect his free agency

Kevin Durant's tiff with Draymond Green sent speculation surrounding Durant's free agency into a frenzy. Would the beef heard 'round the world mean The End Of The Warriors As We Know It?

Well, you may want to put any plans to order a "DURANT NO. 35" New York Knicks jersey on hold until July. 

Durant told Yahoo's Chris Haynes on Tuesday that his confrontation with Green won't affect his decision in free agency this summer. 

“Nah, [it won’t factor],” Durant said. “Because at the end of the day, I’m just a ballplayer that’s just trying to be in a great environment to play basketball and groom my skills every day. And I want to compete on a level that once the game starts, I’m just totally comfortable with my surroundings, with just going out there and being me.” 

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Sources told NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole that Green crossed a line by bringing up Durant's free agency when the two argued in a Nov. 12 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Durant was upset Green did not pass him the ball on the final possession in regulation of a game the Warriors ultimately lost in overtime, and the two got into it on the sidelines.

Green was ultimately suspended one game for "conduct detrimental to the team," as the Warriors experienced what coach Steve Kerr called "the real NBA." Maybe that's why Durant said he was able to quickly move past their exchange. 

“I never really felt like it was a problem, because I know Dray and he says some crazy [expletive] out his mouth all the time,” Durant told Yahoo Sports. “But on top of that, it was just that there was so much coming with it from the outside, and so much stuff that we have to answer now.”

In July, Durant can opt out of a two-year, $61.5 million contract he signed last summer. Until Durant puts pen to paper, questions surrounding his Warriors future will surely follow. 

Going on the record to say the last week won't affect his decision may not truly reassure the Warriors, but it beats the alternative. 

Programming note: Watch Wednesday night's Warriors-Thunder game streaming live at 7:30 p.m. PT on the MyTeams app.

Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins brings turkeys, smiles to Oakland neighborhood


Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins brings turkeys, smiles to Oakland neighborhood

Negativity has swirled around the Warriors for the past week, so it's time for some positive news.

Enter DeMarcus Cousins, who visited the Lower Bottoms neighborhood in Oakland on Tuesday to give Thanksgiving turkeys to local families.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we'll just let you check out the smiles on these faces.

Say what you will about Boogie, but he's always been community-minded, dating to his start with the Kings.

The Warriors hope Cousins can be on the court by January, where he'll likely bring more smiles on the court with thunderous dunks and authoritative rebounds. Until then, though, it's great to see him helping the community.