Warriors could resume practices at Chase Center within next two weeks

Warriors could resume practices at Chase Center within next two weeks

Though no date has been set, coronavirus precautions in San Francisco were reduced enough Thursday for the Warriors to begin preparing a return to practices at Chase Center.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that many businesses within the city, such as the Warriors, falling under Phase 2A of her plan could return to specific activities sometime before June 15, assuming there is an approved plan.

To be clear, it’s conceivable the Warriors will return for practices as early as next week.

Shortly after the mayor’s afternoon announcement, the team issued the following statement as a response:

“Once we receive approval by the County Health Officer, we plan to open our practice facility for voluntary workouts with our players. In doing so, we will follow all health and safety protocols and procedures implemented by the NBA, the City and County and our own additional [COVID-19] measures.”

Mayor Breed’s plan also specifies that actual games -- without spectators -- would fall under Phase 2B, for which there is a June 15 target date. That date is tentative.

Though most Golden State players and coaches have been following shelter-in-place orders in the Bay Area, some are outside the state of California. It would take at least a few days to reconvene as a team.

In addition to the Warriors, other San Francisco businesses that fall under Phase 2A include construction, hotels, curbside retail as well as routine medical and dental services. Following Phase 2B are Phases 2C (July 13 target date) and 3 (mid-August target date).

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Phase 4, for which no target date will be announced until the first three phases are complete, would include live sports with fans in attendance.

“We’re entering a new phase of this crisis and we feel comfortable that we’re at a place that we can begin reopening parts of our economy, but that is not to say that this virus doesn’t continue to threaten our city,” Mayor Breed said. “As we begin recovering and reopening, all of us are going to have to play our part to adjust to the new normal until we have a vaccine, and we’ll continue to do everything we can to offer clear guidelines and precautions to support residents and businesses with the new adjustments that will be needed moving forward.”

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Watch Steph Curry, Canelo Álvarez spar at celebrity golf tournament

Watch Steph Curry, Canelo Álvarez spar at celebrity golf tournament

Oh no! Steph Curry got in a sparring match.

Just kidding. But the Warriors superstar did have a fake fight with legendary boxer Canelo Álvarez while the two were waiting to play a practice round at the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe.

Canelo made Curry look the least athletic he probably has ever looked -- and that’s saying something. 

Canelo swiped from the left side at Steph and he couldn’t believe it. 

“You’re supposed to move, dude,” somebody shouted as Steph laughed. 

Canelo has just one loss across his career with 53 wins in 56 fights -- 36 of those wins by knockout. That’s probably why he’s dubbed the world’s best active boxer by BoxRec. 

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Glad it’s Steph and not me.

Don’t worry, nobody was hurt in the making of this Instagram story. 

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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