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Warriors' Draymond Green proves he's 6-foot-6 in Instagram video

Warriors' Draymond Green proves he's 6-foot-6 in Instagram video

If people were questioning your exact height, you would post a video to social media that showed the world the truth, right?

That's precisely what Draymond Green did Wednesday after practice:

Pro tip -- if you see the Warriors forward out in public, don't tell him that he's 6-foot-5. He won't like that.

Why are you reading about this right now?

First, NBC Sports California's James Ham broke the news last December that Buddy Hield was a year older than his listed age.

Second, as Marc Stein of The New York Times reported a couple of weeks ago:

The listed heights of N.B.A. players have long been widely considered more art than science, but the league notified teams this week that they are required to certify and submit each player’s height and age within the first week of training camp, according to four people familiar with the new policy.

Exaggerated heights are commonplace in high school and college basketball as well, as players have long sought to make themselves more appealing to scouts at the next level. N.B.A. teams have likewise frequently recycled the data from players’ college careers, but the new policy mandates that team doctors will measure players, without wearing shoes — as seen at the league’s annual draft combine.

Therefore, the Warriors will no longer be listing Draymond at 6-foot-7.

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Fortunately for Golden State, this should have no impact on the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year's ability to lock down bigger opponents in the paint.

Also -- Draymond apparently has grown a quarter of an inch because he checked in at 6-foot-5.75 during the 2012 NBA Draft Combine.

Carry on with your day.

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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 as the two participated in the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe while waiting for a practice round.

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 were 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).

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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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