Found July 04, 2013 on Taking Bad Schotz:

The 2006-2007 Golden State Warriors were far from a star-studded team. Led by Baron Davis, the Warriors were a group of gritty veterans that shot the three-ball well and refused to back down from anyone. Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson provided defensive prowess and heart while Jason Richardson, Al Harrington, and a young Monta Ellis lit up the scoreboard with a variety of flashy plays and deep threes. It appeared the team would miss out on the playoffs with the team sitting at 37-40 with just five games left, but that was when Stephen Jackson sparked a run that would take the Warriors further than they could have ever imagined. Jackson averaged over 20 ppg down the stretch, sneaking Golden State into the playoffs as the 8-seed, positioning them for a first round matchup with the Dallas Mavericks. This was bad news for Golden State, as this looked like it was Dirk’s year. The German big man was the league’s MVP, joining the prestigious 50-40-90 club and leading the Mavs to an impressive 67-15 record. Little did Dirk know, the Warriors did not plan on going out without putting up a fight. In their first playoff game since 1994, the Warriors shocked the world in winning the first game by 12 in Dallas. After Dallas easily won game two, the series went back to Oakland, where the league would learn about one of the best arenas in basketball. Whether it was excitement over a good team or just a bunch of Raiders fans in basketball uniforms, Oracle Arena quickly became one of the most difficult places to play in the NBA. With the crowd behind them, the Warriors took games 2 & 3, and eventually finished off the might Mavs in game 6. Golden State became the first 8-seed to take down a 1-seed in a seven game format, making NBA history and letting the world know Oakland had the best fans in basketball. The second round saw a matchup with the Utah Jazz, led by Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams. After falling back two games to zero in extremely close games, the Warriors made a statement in game 3. In front of the raucous crowd, the Warriors beat the Jazz by 20, capitalized by one of the most vicious dunks in playoff history by Baron Davis. Click here to view the video on YouTube. Unfortunately, that is where the magic would end. The Jazz went on to take the next two games, ending the Warriors playoff run, their last one since advancing to the 2nd round in this year’s postseason. Despite a 2nd round exit, the 2006-2007 Warriors revived basketball in the Bay Area and proved that David is still capable of taking down Goliath. Other notable members of this Warriors’ squad include: Kelenna Azubuike, Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy, Andris Biendrins, Mickael Pietrus, Adonal Foyle, and Josh Powell. -Langer


Report: Warriors Trade Andris Biedrins & Richard Jefferson to Jazz

Do the Warriors know something we don’t? These moves are being made with Dwight Howard in mind. This is good either way for the Warriors since Biedrins and Jefferson contracts are dead weight. Source says the Warriors are sending Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson to the Jazz. Checking on what they're getting back. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 5, 2013

Warriors sign Andre Iguodala, dump contracts of Biedrins, Jefferson

OK, a lot to cover, so take a deep breath before we get started. First, the Warriors finally unloaded Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson’s horrendous contracts on another team. It had been reported in the past 24 hours that the Warriors were planning to do just that in the hopes of improving the chances they land Dwight Howard (more on this in a bit). The Jazz are the poor...

Jarrett Jack, Carl Landry unlikely to be back with Warriors

Though the Golden State Warriors added Andre Iguodala on Friday, they likely lost more than the players they traded to the Utah Jazz. Marcus Thompson of Bay Area News Group reports that the Warriors had to renounce their rights to Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry because of the four-year, $48 million deal they agreed to [...]

AP Sources: Warriors clear space, acquire Iguodala

Two people with knowledge of the situation say the Golden State Warriors and free agent Andre Iguodala have reached an agreement on a $48 million, four-year deal. The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday because NBA rules prevent confirmation of moves until July 10. One said the Warriors cleared more than $24 million in salary cap space by sending...

Report: Warriors Sign Andre Iguodala, Trade Andre Biedrins, Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush to Jazz

The Golden State Warriors were busy this week trying to win the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, but Howard wasn’t the only marquee free agent they were convincing to come to the Bay Area. The Warriors have signed Andre Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million contract, according to Yahoo! Sports. In order to clear cap space for Iguodala and a continued run at Howard, the Warriors have...

Kent Bazemore Reenacts Wild Bench Celebrations For 2K14

You may know Warriors rookie shooting guard, Kent Bazemore, from his wild celebrations and towel waving on the bench throughout the NBA season which has been coined “Bazemoring”. Well, check him out in the studio reenacting his moves for the virtual world where they will be seen in the upcoming video game NBA 2K14: Video via @Ronnie2K

Warriors still alive in Dwight Howard race?

You know all that talk about how the Rockets are the consensus favorites in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, and how the Warriors, despite having a seat at the table, were effective longshots? Yeah, forget all that. Because, according to Mark Stein, after their meeting on Monday, the Warriors have made this race more interesting: First surprise of week on Dwight front: Sources say...

Warriors' Effots To Clear Cap Space Not Soley Tied To Howard

The Golden State Warriors are reportedly shopping players in order to clear enough cap space to acquire Dwight Howard without doing a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers. However one source with knowledge of the Warriors’ efforts said the team is intent on clearing cap room regardless of Howard’s decision. The Warriors are expected to use the room -- if successful in moving the...

Warriors Still Ready To Discuss Howard Deal With Lakers

The Golden State Warriors are still ready to engage the Los Angeles Lakers in sign-and-trade discussions, according to sources. The Warriors acquired Andre Iguodala on Friday after they cleared cap space in a deal with the Utah Jazz. The Warriors would build any deal for Howard around the expiring contract of Andrew Bogut and either Harrison Barnes or Klay Thompson. If the Warriors...

2013 NBA Playoffs: Andrew Bogut Dunks On JaVale McGee

Golden State Warriors create cap space to sign Andre Iguodala; Dwight Howard out of the picture?

Dwight Howard might not be a realistic prize right now with the reports circulating that he is likely heading to the Houston Rockets, but still the Golden State Warriors make a major move by dumping salary in a trade with the Utah Jazz to create the cap space to sign free agent Andre Iguodala.  Here is a breakdown of how the moves played out and why it tremendously benefits the...

Jazz Hands: GSW Trade Jefferson, Biedrins and Picks

If you’re a Jazz fan – and I know dozens of you are – you must feel indifferent, bordering on medium, that your team just acquired most of the Golden State Warriors. But just the uninteresting ones. You did get 2 first round picks though, including one next year, which should help at least somewhat. I’m just so happy that I get to write a post that has nothing to do with...

Iguodala Agrees To $48M Deal With Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have reached agreement with Andre Iguodala on a four-year, $48 million contract. Iguodala spent one season with the Denver Nuggets.
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