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Dub Hub: Steve Kerr praises the ‘best version’ of the Warriors after win over Pacers

Rounding up all Warriors and NBA related news for Friday, February 9th.

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Warriors News:

Steve Kerr after the Warriors’ 131-109 victory over the Pacers: “This feels like the best version of us”

What we learned about the Warriors after an inactive NBA trade deadline day | The Athletic

The Warriors had interest in Kelly Olynyk and Alex Caruso on deadline day. They checked in on others. Multiple team sources said they made what they felt were fair offers to bolster the rotation, but, as Dunleavy would later say in his news conference, “there wasn’t a lot out there that we thought could improve us significantly at an appropriate price.”

So they stood pat.

“Until there is a material deal, you don’t get too worked up about it,” Curry said. “Especially from a player standpoint. I’m sure I probably got half of what they talk about in their meetings. There’s confidence that this is our team, this is our challenge. We have great energy, guys that love playing with each other. This last half of the season is up to us to go out and build as many wins and be a team nobody wants to play come playoff time.”

Bulls sit out trade deadline for third straight season | NBC Sports Chicago

In exploratory trade talks with the Golden State Warriors centered on Caruso, league sources said the Bulls inquired about Jonathan Kuminga’s availability. That was rebuffed, and the Bulls made clear in talks with all teams that they didn’t want to trade Caruso, especially for a package on perhaps other young pieces like Moses Moody, so they’d need to be floored by an offer to do so.

Mike Dunleavy: “I didn’t see a scenario where Jonathan (Kuminga) wouldn’t be on our team after this trade deadline”

Stephen Curry opens up about his uncanny Patrick Mahomes kinship | New York Post

The same way Curry is one of the faces of the NBA, Mahomes is one of the faces of the NFL.

“If you know anything about the NFL and you watch games and pay attention to the news cycle, there are certain names that move the needle — and Patrick is obviously at the top of that list,’’ Curry told The Post in an exclusive interview. “I do embrace the responsibility of it in the sense of how you carry yourself and what you give to the game and understanding there’s a timeline on this.

“Eventually, the ball will stop bouncing and we won’t have any games to play. What the game has given me in terms of a reach and platform, I embrace it for sure. I lean into it. I don’t take it for granted. I appreciate that Patrick’s in that same boat.’’

NBA News:

Dennis Schroder traded to Nets; Raptors waive Spencer Dinwiddie | ESPN

The Los Angeles Lakers are among the frontrunners to sign Dinwiddie when he clears waivers, sources told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

Dinwiddie, who has a $20.5 million expiring contract, is averaging 12.6 points per game and shooting 39.1% from the field — his lowest marks in both categories since the 2017-18 season.

Knicks’ OG Anunoby has surgery to remove loose bone fragment from right elbow | The Athletic

New York Knicks wing OG Anunoby has undergone surgery on his right elbow, the team announced Thursday. Doctors will re-evaluate him in three weeks.

The operation brings a new context to New York’s latest transaction, which brings guard Alec Burks and forward Bojan Bogdanović from the Detroit Pistons for Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Ryan Arcidiacono, Malachi Flynn and a couple of second-round picks. The two sides agreed to the deal only a few hours before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The announcement of Anunoby’s surgery followed.

Lakers reveal the first of three Kobe Bryant statues in front of the Crypto.com Arena

In case you missed it at Golden State of Mind:

An ode to Steph Curry’s greatness and a shoutout to Draymond Green’s role in its perpetuation

Even though my schtick as a writer is focusing on the nuances and the little details that may fly above most people’s heads — and trying my best to break it down into digestible nuggets for everyone to consume and understand — I find myself oooh-ing and ahhh-ing like every fan at all the marvelous occurrences that accompany the all-time greats in this league. I’ve seen this kind of shot from Curry so many times throughout his career, but I still shake my head in wondrous awe every time it happens

DarioWatch: ...and he’s being so brave about it

Dario only dunks when he’s feeling really, really good. Earlier this season, I wrote an entire DarioWatch about it after he dunked twice in a preseason game against the Kings. Last night, he dunked against the Sixers, his former team who he’s referred to as his first home in the United States.

A tweet to end the week:

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