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Jonas Jerebko thanks Warriors fans for first season with Golden State

Jonas Jerebko thanks Warriors fans for first season with Golden State

Jonas Jerebko cherished his first year with the Warriors. 

The Swedish big man thanked all of DubNation on Monday with an Instagram post saying, "Feel like ive been a warrior longer than 1 season." 

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Jerebko signed a one-year contract with the Warriors last July. At the time, he seemed like the perfect stretch-forward off the bench. And at times, he was. But at other times, he was far too inconsistent. 

The 32-year-old played in 73 regular-season games for the Warriors, starting in six contests. He averaged 6.3 points -- his most since the 2012-13 season -- and grabbed 3.9 rebounds per game. 

Jerebko was called upon as a 3-point threat but his shooting percentage from beyond the arc fell from 41.1 last season to 36.7 this season. In the playoffs, he shot just 26.3 percent on 3-point attempts.

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In his thank you to the fans, Jerebko said "Lets see what the future holds!" but this very well could have been his one and only season as a Warrior.

David West explains why he was shocked Kevin Durant left Warriors

David West explains why he was shocked Kevin Durant left Warriors

When David West talks, you listen.

It's a rule.

The former Warriors forward -- who retired from the NBA a couple months after Golden State won the title in 2018 -- was a guest Wednesday on Fox Sports 1's show "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd.

Was the two-time NBA All-Star shocked Kevin Durant left Golden State for Brooklyn in free agency?

"I was," West said. "I remember I had spoken to him maybe a couple weeks before the decision. And then obviously had talked throughout the year.

"I just felt like he was in a position to really cement himself -- get into that 'Legend with the Warriors type thing.'

"I still think he's got a great legacy with the Warriors, but I thought it was the one place he might just say, 'You know what, I'm cool here.' I thought he loved the city, he loved the people."

Durant won two championships with the Dubs, was named NBA Finals MVP twice, and did terrific work in the community. He undoubtedly has a great legacy with the franchise.

But it's understandable if certain fans don't hold him in the esteem they would have if he re-signed last summer and stayed for the long haul.

Furthermore, did KD get along with coach Steve Kerr?

"Yeah. Oh yeah," West said. "It's hard not to get along with Steve."

But keep in mind that West wasn't with the Warriors last season, when things between Kerr and KD reportedly started to go south.

You probably weren't expecting to get any of West's thoughts today, but as we mentioned before -- when he talks, you listen (and/or read about what he said).

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Warriors' Willie Cauley-Stein details how passion for art drives him

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Warriors' Willie Cauley-Stein details how passion for art drives him

“They’re not even looking at your eyes, they’re looking at the tattoos on your face.”

Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein wants to be known for more than just his high-flying exploits on the basketball court or his array of body ink.

In a recent conversation with ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, Cauley-Stein opened up about his passion for art, and how it has stimulated his on-court play.

“The stigma on me was like ‘He cares about art way more than he cares about basketball,’” Cauley-Stein said. “But to me it was like, the art was fueling basketball.

“If I was to paint a picture right before a game, I was probably gonna go off that game.”

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The big man has been an integral part of the Warriors this season, as nagging injuries have left Cauley-Stein as the lone healthy center on Golden State’s roster.

But whenever his NBA career ends, it looks like Willie has another talent to fall back on.