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Longtime Warriors insiders Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson, both of The Athletic Bay Area, come together for the definitive podcast about the Golden State Warriors. They bring incredible insider knowledge from their proven sources. They offer behind-the-scenes insights and color. They get top-notch guests. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Steve Kerr, Bob Myers - they all have been and will be on. The combination of experience, personality, access and insight obtained by Kawakami and Thompson makes this a must-listen for any Warriors fan.

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Longtime Warriors insiders Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson, both of The Athletic Bay Area, come together for the definitive podcast about the Golden State Warriors. They bring incredible insider knowledge from their proven sources. They offer behind-the-scenes insights and color. They get top-notch guests. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Steve Kerr, Bob Myers - they all have been and will be on. The combination of experience, personality, access and insight obtained by Kawakami and Thompson makes this a must-listen for any Warriors fan.

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124 Ratings
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Much Appreciated

By G Bust - Jun 07 2018
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Happy birthday Marcus! Thanks for all your work TK! Never change Ethan!!

High quality content, higher quality people.

By NotCain - Jan 18 2018
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A great listen during your long commutes.

iTunes Ratings

124 Ratings
Average Ratings
119
3
1
1
0

Much Appreciated

By G Bust - Jun 07 2018
Read more
Happy birthday Marcus! Thanks for all your work TK! Never change Ethan!!

High quality content, higher quality people.

By NotCain - Jan 18 2018
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A great listen during your long commutes.
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The Warriors Plus/Minus

Latest release on Nov 25, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: No Jordan Bell, No Trades, No More Rivals

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami are back it to figure out what Jordan Bell's absence means for the Warriors, what the trade deadline holds for them and the rest of the NBA and they help answer the question - do the Warriors have any rivals left?

Jan 18 2018

49mins

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Rank #2: Kevin Durant Carrying the Warriors, Plus Kerith Burke Joins

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami break down everything with Kevin Durant's recent stretch of dominance and are joined by the Warriors' new sideline reporter for NBC Sports Bay Area, Kerith Burke, to talk about her first season covering the defending NBA Champions.

Dec 18 2017

27mins

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Rank #3: Stolen Jacket, Anthony Davis and Predicting Stephen Curry's Return

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami grab their crystal balls and look into what lies ahead for the Golden State Warriors in their tough second round matchup vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. The guys also examine what exactly happened with Stolen Jacket-gate in San Antonio with Marcus giving us all on-the-ground happenings after that story broke. And of course, the guys chat about the question that is currently dominating all Warriors' fans' minds: when is Stephen Curry returning?

Apr 26 2018

40mins

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Rank #4: Ethan Strauss on the Media Industry, Warriors and the NBA Playoffs

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami are joined by their newest colleague at The Athletic, the infamous Ethan Strauss. Ethan discusses his decision to join forces with The Athletic, the ending of his tenure at ESPN before giving his take on the Warriors-Spurs series and the NBA playoffs as a whole. 

Programming note: Radio Ethan does NOT make an appearance. Maybe on the next one.

Apr 17 2018

47mins

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Rank #5: The Greatest Showman (aka Stephen Curry) Returns

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami endure a quick turnaround to talk about the buzz surrounding Game 2 of the Warriors-Pelicans series. Before heading off to New Orleans, the duo chat about Stephen Curry's return and evaluating Steve Kerr and staff's coaching moves thus far in the playoffs.

May 11 2018

22mins

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Rank #6: The Concerning Warriors Bench

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami dive right into the Warriors' bench issues. Between Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Patrick McCaw and Nick Young, Golden State can’t get reliable offense from the reserves. This has to be worrisome for Warriors executives heading into the February 8th trade deadline. The guys talk solutions, answer some questions from listeners and much more.

Feb 01 2018

47mins

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Rank #7: Trade Deadline Edition: Who Could Help The Warriors?

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami convene at Warriors headquarters to discuss anything and everything related to the upcoming NBA Trade Deadline and the Golden State Warriors. MT and TK talk more about the Warriors' bench issues, whether the defending champions are being worn down and of course the question that everyone has been asking themselves about this team lately: could Monta Ellis be of help? Okay, no one's really been asking that - but the guys discuss that and much more.

Feb 08 2018

34mins

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Rank #8: Was JaVale McGee the Answer the Whole Time?

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami come together to examine the Golden State Warriors' 4-0 start out of the All Star break gates. Is JaVale McGee the spark the team needed to get back on track or has something else triggered their success? Is running the table for the rest of the season an option? What are the best and worst first round playoff matchups for the Warriors? MT and TK answer all of this and much more.

Mar 02 2018

44mins

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Rank #9: Kevin Durant Talks Playoffs, Referees and Money

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami flip the switch on Warriors Plus/Minus and sit down with superstar Kevin Durant just in time for the start of Golden State's playoff run. KD opens up about the team heading into their first round matchup against the Spurs and doing it without his superstar partner, Stephen Curry. Durant also gives us his take on his ejections this season and his relationship with referees and how he deals with the constant noise that comes with being a bonafide star in today's NBA.

It's a can't-miss episode of Warriors Plus/Minus to get you in the mood for the playoffs!

Apr 13 2018

46mins

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Rank #10: Will Warriors-Rockets Come Down to PJ Tucker?

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami discuss the critical matchups that will decide this year's Western Conference Finals and talk about when the Warriors should deploy the Hamptons 5 as well as why the Rockets are so dangerous.

May 14 2018

51mins

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Rank #11: Warriors Free Agency Preview: Who Goes? Who Comes?

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami of The Athletic Bay Area breakdown the Warriors options this coming free agency season. The turnover on the roster of the defending champs will be significant. Who will they land? Tyreke Evans? Jamal Crawford? Kyle O’Quinn? Rudy Gay?

Jun 28 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #12: Warriors Boogie on Down

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami are back and fresh out of the Warriors' introductory press conference for DeMarcus Cousins. The duo break down all the happenings from Boogie's official introduction to the Bay Area, look at the Warriors' new-look roster and analyze the recent turnover that's occurred within Golden State's organization.

Jul 20 2018

31mins

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Rank #13: Warriors Mega-Pod: David West's Cryptic Quote, Kevin Durant's Future & More (feat. Anthony Slater & Ethan Strauss)

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami are joined by two of the best minds on the Golden State Warriors - Anthony Slater and Ethan Strauss - for the mega-pod you need to dissect the Warriors' third NBA championship in four years. The foursome discuss David West's cryptic post-Finals quote about the possible drama behind the scenes, the possibility of Kevin Durant leaving the Bay Area, KD's Finals MVP and Golden State's eventual pursuit of Anthony Davis. 

The guys also give their takes on the most surprising developments and their favorite moments of the season. 

Jun 11 2018

1hr

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Rank #14: Klay Thompson's Fractured Thumb, Soft Fans & Spring Training

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami are at your service to break down the Klay Thompson injury and what this means for the Warriors' season. Marcus also digs deep for a message to Warriors fans everywhere about Golden State's historical greatness. The duo then dive into how the recent issues reemphasize how management will look to shake up the roster sooner rather than later. A's shortstop, Marcus Semien, joins the show to give his take on the Warriors' season and how concerned he is about the Houston Rockets.

Mar 14 2018

51mins

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Rank #15: The Invincible Steph Curry-Less Warriors (feat. Nick Young)

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Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami breakdown the Nick Young potential in the playoffs. They also get into the psychology (good and bad) behind Steve Kerr's proclamation of the Warriors' greatness without Stephen Curry. Without a doubt, recording at TK's house changed the vibe of the whole show.

Mar 28 2018

48mins

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