The Golden State Warriors joined the NBA in 1946, when they were known as the
Philadelphia Warriors. The team was moved to California in 1962 when they became
the San Francisco Warriors. The final name change came in 1971 when they became
the Golden State Warriors they are to this date. Fans in the Bay Area have really
warmed to the team, with Golden State Warriors tickets selling very well for all
games, despite the lack of success in recent seasons.
The Warriors have had some illustrious seasons, having captured two division titles,
six conference titles, and two NBA titles. Their most recent success came in the 1975
season when they won the division, conference, and NBA titles. That was the year
that Golden State Warriors tickets were most sought after, as fans flocked to arenas
to see their team beat the best in the NBA.
Those who get seasonal Golden State Warriors tickets were most proud when their
side had a fantastic line up of Rick Barry, Jamaal Wilkes, and Phil Smith. These were
the years that eventually culminated in that 1975 triple success. Another division
title came in 1976, but the ultimate step of a second NBA title was too much to ask
for. After this period, the team experienced 15 years of poor fortunes. Bad trades
and average draft picks left Golden State Warriors tickets buyers disappointed that
there team could not win more.
In recent times, the Warriors have had players such as Baron Davis, Jason
Richardson, Andris Biedrins, and superstar Monta Ellis playing for the team. Out of
all these players, Ellis went on to become a fan favorite and was the name on the
back of most fans' shirts. However, playoff success has eluded them.
12-7-13: The Warriors have once again been unlucky with injuries. This time, it is Andre Iguodala who remains out with a strained left hamstring, and the team is still waiting for Festus Ezeli to return from offseason knee surgery. In their absence, Golden State has had a solid start to the season. Recently, the team has struggled against better teams though. While the Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors, they lost in Oklahoma City and in Houston in the last week. It will be important for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to hold down the fort until they get their full team back.
11-28-13: After a hot 8-3 start, the Golden State Warriors have now lost four of their last five games. The only win in that stretch came against the struggling New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. At 9-7 and with Andre Iguodala sidelined indefinitely with a hamstring injury, the Warriors are struggling to regain their identity. With Iggy out, Harrison Barnes returns to the starting lineup and will need to show the type of growth he displayed during last year’s playoff run if the Warriors are going to turn things around.
11-22-13: The 8-4 Warriors are doing their best to survive the inevitable Steph Curry injuries that mount during the season. The addition of Andre Iguodala, a strong ball handler and creator in short spurts, has helped to somewhat minimize that risk. With Curry out Wednesday night (concussion) for the Warriors game against Memphis, Iggy stepped in to the tune of 14 assists. It wasn’t enough though, as the Grizzlies won their 11th straight game against the Warriors. The loss ended Golden State’s four-game winning streak, which included two wins over the Jazz, one over Detroit and a victory over OKC.
11-15-13: The Warriors got to 6-3 in week three by gutting out a nail-biting win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, 116-115. Andre Iguodala was the hero with the winning jumper at the buzzer, as the Warriors stayed in first place of the Pacific Division. Golden State also received a scare earlier in the week when star point guard Stephen Curry hurt his often injured ankle, but he was able to return with it simply being a bruise.
11-8-13: Stephen Curry’s ankle woes appear to have reared their ugly head again this year, but Warriors fans can’t complain with their Golden State crew off to a hot 4-1 start. With four 100+ point games in five contests, the Warriors clearly are bringing offense just about every night, and any night that they’re on - it’ll be their game to lose. Golden State’s ultimate success rides on the healthy of Curry, but if he can keep his ankle issues in check, the Warriors should keep rising up the ladder out West.
11-1-13: The Warriors had an interesting offseason that included the acquisition of Andre Iguodala, but they lost Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry to free agency. Warriors fans are hoping that Toney Douglas will be able to fill Jack’s big shoes as the backup point guard to Stephen Curry. In Iguodala’s first preseason in Golden State, his shot was superb, so it will be great for his high shooting percentage and strong defense to continue. Another Warrior who had a great preseason was starting power forward David Lee, who shot better than 50 percent from the field and scored more than 15 points per game.
10-18-13: The Golden State Warriors are 3-2 in the preseason with two of those wins coming against the Los Angeles Lakers. They lost their opening game to the Lakers, though, despite 26 points from Klay Thompson and 15 points from Andre Iguodala. David Lee’s 31 points in the second game against the Lakers is the game high for the Warriors this preseason. The Warriors have two preseason games remaining:
- Oct 23 @ Sacramento
- Oct 24 vs Portland
9-5-13: The Warriors have agreed to a deal with Dewayne Dedmon. The undrafted free agent averaged 6.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a junior at USC. The deal is only partially guaranteed.
9-4-13: Warriors forward David Lee says he's 100% and feels like he's in the best shape of his career as he works his way back from hip surgery. "I feel no ill effects whatsoever," Lee said. "I actually feel a lot better moving around than I did even last year at this time."
8-23-13: After riding the hot shooting hand of Steph Curry through an impressive playoff run in 2013, the Golden State Warriors are ready to take it a step further this season. The signing of Andre Iguodala, the basketball version of a Swiss Army Knife, will provide a defensive and veteran presence that the young Warriors team was greatly lacking last season. Golden State signed Iguodala to a 4-year, $48M contract not just so they would get back to the 2nd round, but so they’d surpass it. The Warriors also added Serbian PG Nemanja Nedovic on draft night with the 30th overall pick and signed Toney Douglas, Marreese Speights and Jermaine O’Neal for depth.
The Golden State Warriors will open their home season schedule on Wednesday, October 30th against the Los Angeles Lakers. Steph Curry will get his chance at revenge against the San Antonio Spurs, who knocked them out of the 2013 playoffs, on Thursday, December 19th and once again on Saturday, March 22nd. Lob City and crew will make their way north for a Christmas Day game in Oakland and will return again on Thursday, January 30th.
Key Home Games:
- October 30th – Los Angeles Lakers
- November 14th – Oklahoma City Thunder
- December 13th – Houston Rockets
- December 25th – Los Angeles Clippers
- February 12th – Miami Heat
8-23-13: The Warriors will signed Stephen Curry's brother Seth to a non-guaranteed deal.
7-8-13: The Warriors have signed veteran C/PF Jermaine O'Neal to a one-year deal. They also signed PG Toney Douglas, though the terms of his deal were not released.
7-6-13: The Warriors have agreed to sign Andre Iguodala to a 4-year, $48 million dollar contract.
Warriors 2013 Draft Summary:
Round 1, Pick 30: G Nemanja Nedovic, Serbia (from Suns).
6-12-13: The Warriors were one of the most explosive teams to watch this season in either conference. A huge highlight their season with a 54 point performance by Stephen Curry at Madison Square Garden. The Warriors also did not disappoint in the playoffs this year. Beating a higher seeded Nuggets team before falling to the later to be named western conference champs, the San Antonio Spurs. Steph Curry emerged as one of the elite scoring point guards in the NBA. He and backcourt mate Klay Thompson formulated what is known league-wide as ‘the splash bothers’ and they are taking opponents by storm. With David Lee and a healthy Andruw Bogut next season, it would not be a surprise to see the Warriors among the top teams in the west, next year.
11-26-12 Health continues to be an issue for this young and talented team. With their newest player, all-star center Andruw Bogut on the shelf for an indefinite about of time, the Warriors will continue to struggle defensively as they have in years past. Currently at 19th in points allowed per game, the Warriors still hold a winning record at 8-6. With early season signature wins against the Clippers and Hawks Steph Curry, David Lee and the Warriors will look to continue to improve as the season goes on.