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Steve Kerr reveals details on Warriors' free-agent scouting project

Steve Kerr reveals details on Warriors' free-agent scouting project

Over the last couple of weeks, Warriors coach Steve Kerr -- who is in self-quarantine with his family in San Diego -- has been watching film on NBA draft prospects.

It's an extremely important draft for the Dubs, who almost certainly will end up with a top-five pick.

It's also a very important summer for Golden State as it pertains to free agency, and the franchise is taking things seriously.

"We just put our entire coaching staff on a project the last couple of days," Kerr said Thursday evening during a radio appearance on KNBR 680. "There are about 60 free agents out there on our list for this summer. And so we divided up all the free agents and we're having all of our assistant coaches put a scouting report together on, 'Why would free agent X be a good or a bad fit for the Warriors.'

"Every coach has four guys to watch. Everyone's got games on their computers, so it gives them a chance to watch games and focus in on one guy.

"It's interesting. You think you know players because you've seen them play for years. But until you really watch them -- and just only watch them during a game -- sometimes you miss a lot of stuff.

"So it's kind of fun to watch a game specifically with the attention of just focusing on one guy. And seeing really how intent he is on boxing out, or making the right pass, making the right cut -- that kind of stuff."

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The Warriors are expected to sign a veteran using the taxpayer mid-level exception -- which is slated to be worth around $6 million but probably will come in lower because of the loss in revenue as a result of the coronavirus shutdown.

They also have a $17.2 million trade exception from when Andre Iguodala was sent to the Memphis Grizzlies last July. So it's safe to assume the coaching staff is watching tape of players they might target with that as well.

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Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Sunday’s “The Match” featuring Bay Area native Tom Brady, former NFL MVP Peyton Manning and PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson seemed to be a smashing success for the sport of golf. Not only was $20 million raised for coronavirus relief in the United States, but sports fans were glued to their televisions to watch golf, something the sport forever has struggled with.

Warriors star Steph Curry tweeted during the event that he wanted to participate in the next iteration of the “The Match.” So we asked, who would Warriors fans like to see Steph team up with the next time this event is organized and got some interesting responses.

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John Daly no doubt would be an interesting partner for Curry, but the two aren’t likely to be a match made in heaven. Daly’s partying and off-the-course exploits were infamous during his days on the tour, something Curry never has gotten wrapped up in.

Another commenter mentioned Jordan Spieth, who is a fellow Under Armour athlete with Curry. These two likely have played together numerous times over the years, and Spieth has been known to provide a good sound byte.

[RELATED: Ranking 10 best duos in NBA history, including two Warriors pairs]

Another name to consider would be Justin Thomas, the No. 4 player in the world. Thomas joined the TNT telecast for Sunday’s event and was a great on-course reporter, including this somewhat-NSFW dig at Charles Barkley.

Thomas and Curry together would provide some incredible laughs.

Whoever it is, having Steph mic’d up for an entire 18 holes should make for some magnificent content.

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Back in mid-April, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he would make a decision on his basketball future in May.

With a handful of days left in May, Bogut has made a decision.

Sort of.

The 35-year-old Australian tweeted a statement Sunday and said he won't re-sign with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League right now, or any other professional basketball team for that matter.

Bogut made it clear that it wasn't a "retirement note." He said due to the uncertainty surrounding sports because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it was too difficult to make a decision right now.

He also did mention that he hopes to be back on a basketball in the "near future."

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Bogut last appeared on an NBA court in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.

Since then, he had been play with Sydney before the pandemic forced all sports leagues to pause their seasons. Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games for Sydney.

For now, Bogut will let his body rest and spend time with his family.

[RELATED: Bogut likes two NBA draft prospects]

If the former No. 1 overall pick decides later not to play another professional basketball game, he leaves the sport with a decorated NBA career: Champion, an All-NBA Third Team selection, and an All-Defensive Second Team selection.