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Warriors' Klay Thompson won't reveal where in San Francisco he moved to

Warriors' Klay Thompson won't reveal where in San Francisco he moved to

There were a lot of changes for the Warriors this offseason.

Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, DeMarcus Cousins and Quinn Cook departed the Bay for another team (or retirement, in Livingston's case). D'Angelo Russell was added in a sign-and-trade that sent Durant to the Nets, while the Dubs drafted Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall and Alen Smailagic. The Warriors also added Willie Cauley-Stein, Glenn Robinson III, Alec Burks and Omari Spellman to the round out the roster. 

The Warriors also made the move across the Bay from Oracle Arena to Chase Center. That move also forced star Klay Thompson to get a place closer to work.

"Came a long way from Oracle, it's dear to my heart, but this is like state-of-the-art," Thompson told NBC Sports Bay Area's "Warriors Outsiders" Grant Liffmann and Drew Shiller at Warriors Media Day. "I still have a home in East Bay. It's the first home I ever purchased, so I got a special place in my heart for that. But I did get a place in San Francisco -- I will never tell you guys -- but I am in the city now."

A move to a new home is big, especially for a dog, but Thompson's bulldog Rocco is handling it well.

"He does [have to learn a new area], but luckily -- quick hint -- I'm right by a park," Thompson told the Warriors Outsiders.

[RELATED: Cauley-Stein's injury leaves Warriors thin in bruising West]

Thompson won't get to play in Chase Center until he's fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Raptors, an injury that will keep him out at least until the All-Star break,

The three-time NBA champion spent his summer laying low and traveling with his girlfriend after shooting some scenes for the upcoming movie "Space Jam 2."

"It's all done, your boy is going for the Oscar nod," Thompson joked about the film. "Supporting, best-animated film, I don't know." 

Never change, Klay. 

How Steph Curry, Kevin Durant taught Kendrick Nunn important virtue

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How Steph Curry, Kevin Durant taught Kendrick Nunn important virtue

Former Warriors guard Kendrick Nunn is a legitimate candidate for NBA Rookie of the Year.

You might be saying to yourself right now: "Former Warrior?" 

Yes, Nunn was a member of the Warriors' 2018 Summer League squad, and spent 2018 training camp with Golden State. He even appeared in three preseason games before he was waived and joined the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G League as an affiliate player.

The 6-foot-2 lefty averaged 19.2 points and 2.8 assists over 49 games with the Sea Dubs, and then was scooped up by the Heat.

Through 13 games this season with Miami, the 24-year-old is averaging 17.3 points, 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals, while shooting 48 percent overall and just under 39 percent from deep.

So how did he become one of the top rookies in the NBA? 

As Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report writes:

Studying Steph Curry and Kevin Durant when he was in camp with the Warriors taught Nunn the NBA virtue of routine. They designed each repetition, he noticed, to keep the pair of MVPs locked into their respective rhythms. "In this game, how competitive it is," Nunn says. "Rent is due every day to be the best."

Nunn was with Golden State only for a couple of weeks, but he clearly took advantage of the opportunity by soaking up as much knowledge as he could.

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Curry and KD work as hard as anybody on their craft, and that work ethic rubbed off on Nunn. Heat teammate Jimmy Butler is a huge fan of the Chicago native.

"He's definitely going to be in the league for a long time, don't get me wrong. But I hope he's a part of this organization for an even longer time," Butler told Fischer.

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Warriors, Steve Kerr optimistic Draymond Green will return vs. Thunder

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Warriors, Steve Kerr optimistic Draymond Green will return vs. Thunder

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Warriors have been dealing with a bevy of injuries for most of the season.

The trend will continue in Friday's game against the Jazz as forward Draymond Green will sit out a second straight game due to a sore heel.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Green -- who sat out Wednesday's loss to Dallas -- will not play for precautionary reasons.

“I think he’ll be OK to play Monday [against the Thunder]," Kerr said. "The expectation is he’ll be able to play."

Green hasn't had a clean bill of health through the first month of the season.

A torn ligament in his left index finger forced him to sit out five games. In Tuesday's win over Memphis, he injured his elbow following a collision with guard Ky Bowman, giving the Warriors more incentive to sit the forward out.

“To have two days off the next two days is really important," Kerr said. "Rather than chase our tail on this one, we’d rather just take the night off. That’ll give us five straight days. So, more treatment, more rest. We don’t think it’s serious, so we expect him to be able to play Monday. He’s day-to-day."

Green's injury means Golden State will play Friday's game with just eight players in uniform against the Jazz.

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In the last month, Stephen Curry (hand), Jacob Evans (adductor), Kevon Looney (neuropathy), Damion Lee (hand) and D'Angelo Russell (thumb) have missed time with injuries.

The Warriors Director of Sports Medicine and Performance Rick Celebrini is expected to provide an update to the team's current injury report Friday afternoon.