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Matt Barnes reveals 'We Believe' Warriors documentary in the works

Matt Barnes reveals 'We Believe' Warriors documentary in the works

Programming note: Watch games from the "We Believe" Warriors on NBC Sports Bay Area on Saturday, May 23 and Saturday, May 30, beginning at 2 p.m.

Former Warriors forward Matt Barnes broke some news Friday during an appearance on "The Bill Simmons Podcast."

"We're in the midst of getting a 'We Believe' documentary together," he revealed.

Whoa, right?

We don't know any other information whatsoever at this point, other than Barnes saying: "I sat down with Baron (Davis) the other day, and we were kind of just rehashing ..."

Perhaps the documentary will be produced by Showtime because that's the network that launched Barnes and Stephen Jackson's "All the Smoke" podcast.

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The project won't generate bigger ratings than ESPN's "The Last Dance" doc on the Chicago Bulls, but the interest in the Bay Area will be off the charts.

The 2006-07 "We Believe" Warriors -- who became the first Golden State team to make the NBA playoffs since 1994 -- are one of the most popular teams in the region's history.

[RELATED: Barnes reveals location of Warriors ring he didn't accept]

That squad upset the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs to become the first No. 8 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed in a seven-game series.

If you haven't already, take the time this holiday weekend to read the oral history of that iconic group from NBC Sports Bay Area's Logan Murdock.

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Warriors 2020 NBA free agency targets: Five big men team could sign

Warriors 2020 NBA free agency targets: Five big men team could sign

The Warriors need to bolster their frontcourt this offseason.

They could do just that through the NBA draft, free agency or both.

Last week, Grant Liffmann listed some possible "under-the-radar" free-agents the front office could target. And Monte Poole, Kerith Burke, Liffmann and yours truly discussed those options this week on the latest "Warriors Roundtable."

It's very possible that general manager Bob Myers and his staff make it a priority to sign a player (or two) who is a threat from deep.

The plan was for Kevon Looney to add the 3-point shot to his game last year, but injuries derailed his season.

Marquese Chriss averaged 2.7 3-point attempts per game over his first two NBA seasons with the Phoenix Suns, but just shot 39 3s over 59 games with the Dubs in 2019-20 (he made eight).

[RELATED: Debating guards, wings Warriors could sign in free agency]

And Draymond Green -- who might end up playing more center in 2020-21 -- has not shot the ball consistently well from beyond the arc the last four regular seasons.

To see which big men the Warriors might be interested in adding this October, watch the full conversation above.

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What Warriors' Klay Thompson repeatedly told Damion Lee during rehab

What Warriors' Klay Thompson repeatedly told Damion Lee during rehab

Damion Lee knows exactly what Klay Thompson is going through.

Lee, who tore his right ACL in 2013 and his left ACL in 2016, has been impressed with how his Warriors teammate is handling his own ACL rehab. And it appears Klay has a new appreciation for what Lee has experienced as well.

"[Klay and I have] had several conversations before about rehab in regards to the ACL," Lee said this week on the "Runnin' Plays" podcast with Kerith Burke and Grant Liffmann. "He'd always joke, 'Damn, D-Lee. I don't know how you did this twice because this is a lot.'

"It's cool to see what he's been through and now wanting to come back and go all out."

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Thompson, of course, tore his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors and missed the entire 2019-20 season.

What kind of 2020-21 season does Lee expect from Klay when the three-time NBA champion finally returns to game action?

"I feel like he wants to show people that he is the best two-way guard in the league," Lee said. "He's done it before. He's in a pretty good mind space. I think he's just ready to go out there and play."

[RELATED: Klay tells fans in China his mind, body are '100 percent']

Klay wasn't around the team a lot last season. But when he was at Chase Center, he made his presence felt.

"There were a lot of times where he'd just pull younger guys aside and give guys little tidbits," Lee explained. "It's unique to see. Everyone is so used to seeing Klay being quiet or reserved. Hearing him actually speak up and talk and give some input is huge.

"That's a huge step -- not only for him but the team and a lot of the younger guys seeing him as a big brother and as an influence."

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