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Nate Parham

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Nate Parham is a long time NBA fan whose newfound interest in women's basketball led him to managing SBN's Swish Appeal, which covers the WNBA and women's college basketball around the nation. In addition to contributing to Swish Appeal and Golden State of Mind, he has been a women's basketball contributor for the Capital One Cup and espnW.

Nate has covered the WNBA's Seattle Storm as well as the Seattle University Redhawks and Washington Huskies men's and women's basketball teams. Since returning to the Bay Area, he has wandered around covering things from NBA summer league to Pac-12 and WCC women's basketball.

As a Bay Area native, he is unfortunately cursed with a love for the Golden State Warriors, which is only partially offset by the resurgence of the San Francisco 49ers.

Twitter: @NateP_SBN

A Fan Of...

  • NBA Golden State Warriors
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAF Michigan Wolverines
  • NCAAB Washington Huskies
  • NHL San Jose Sharks
  • MLB Oakland Athletics
  • General Seattle Storm
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Free agent Pau Gasol will meet with Warriors

The Warriors are one of four teams that unrestricted free agent big man Pau Gasol might meet with once the NBA's free agent negotiation period begins.

McCarville's season-high leads Lynx to win

With both starting shooting guards out, the Lynx and Storm both struggled to create shots at times. But costly mistakes down the stretch undermined the Seattle Storm's comeback attempt in a 74-69 loss to the Minnesota Lynx.

Indy goes cold down the stretch in 76-68 loss to Atlanta

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Michael Pointer of the Indianapolis Star summed this one up nicely in pointing out that the Indiana Fever went scoreless for nearly four minutes to finish a 76-68 loss to the visiting Atlanta Dream. The cold finish to the game capped a fourth quarter in which the Fever shot just 28.6%.

Which undrafted players might interest GSW?

After standing pat during the 2014 NBA Draft, the Warriors will now try to find diamonds in the rough for Summer League or their D-League affiliate.

NBA Draft open thread: Time, TV schedule, links

The Warriors don't have a pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but we're going to be watching anyway.

Rumor: LeBron is part of Warriors' motivation to pursue Kevin Love?

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...I think the Warriors are very motivated to get Kevin Love in part I think not just because he’s an upgrade over David Lee, but in part because I think that now that you can have a Steph Curry and you have a Kevin Love, I think they feel at that point that they could be credible suitors for LeBron James.

From ESPN’s Chad Ford: Warriors want Kevin Love so they can make ‘compelling case’ for LeBron James by Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.

Now they're just toying with us...

Ford also suggests that it's Harrison Barnes - not Klay Thompson - holding up the deal at this point, as tweeted previously by Jerry Zgoda,

To follow all the back and forth rumors, check out our Kevin Love sweepstakes storystream.

NBA Draft Q&A: Second round, free agent prospects

Kevin O'Connor helps us look at some potential second round or undrafted prospects who could be of interest to the Warriors.

Barnes' trade value: A SBN blogger experiment

Although the real Warriors don't have a pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, GSoM traded into SB Nation's blogger mock draft and ended up with UCLA's Jordan Adams. The cost: Harrison Barnes. The following is an explanation of how we arrived at that decision.

Video: Steph Curry & hard work

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Because watching Steph Curry at work will never get old.

Rumor: Kevin Love deal reportedly "dead"

Reports out of the Bay Area and Boston suggest that the Kevin Love deal is dead...but that doesn't mean that it is.

Warriors split about trading Klay Thompson for Kevin Love

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After it appeared that the Warriors were prepared to part with Thompson in a deal to land Minnesota's Love, sources told ESPN.com that Hall of Fame consultant Jerry West and new Warriors coach Steve Kerr have voiced opposition to surrendering both Thompson and a future first-round pick to the Timberwolves along with former All-Star forward David Lee for Love and Wolves guard Kevin Martin.

From Golden State Warriors pursuit of Kevin Love stalls by Ramona Shelburne & Marc Stein of ESPN

The Klay Thompson conundrum: Is he worth the max?

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Eddie Maisonet of SB Nation wrote an article that offered a rather harsh evaluation of Thompson's value to the team, but the key consideration related to a potential deal for Kevin Love is whether he's worth the max contract he reportedly wants.

Focused L.A. defense smothers Tulsa, 87-77

The Sparks' 87-77 win over the Shock was neither as close as the final score nor as easy as they made it look in the third quarter.

Griner's career night against the Lynx

Brittney Griner had career-highs in scoring and rebounding in the Mercury's win against the Lynx last night, reflecting major improvements in her all-around game.

Warriors willing to include Thompson in Love trade

In a key development in the Kevin Love trade sweepstakes, the Warriors have reportedly made Klay Thompson available to the Wolves.

Mercury vs. Lynx final score: Brittney Griner had career night in 92-79 Phoenix win

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It's hard to overshadow a 36-point performance by Maya Moore, but as Brittney Griner continues to grow as a player her career-highs of 27 points, 18 rebounds (including a career-high 5 offensive rebounds) really stood out in this game. She was both efficient and dominant; although she was only credited with 2 blocks there's little question that her presence in the middle had a defensive impact.

Diana Taurasi had a nice game herself with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Click here for the full boxscore.

Lynx dominate Sparks in L.A.

The play-by-play commentator summed up Minnesota's 94-77 rout of L.A. perfectly during a scorching hot third quarter for the visitors at Staples Center tonight: "Minnesota is running circles around the Sparks."

How have the Shock managed to win four straight?

The Shock have won four straight for the first time since relocating to Tulsa, which is an impressive feat in its own right. But the way they're doing it provides ample hope that they can carry this momentum throughout the season.

Diggins' career-high led Tulsa to fourth straight

Skylar Diggins had a career-high 26 points to lead the Tulsa Shock past the Seattle Storm for a fourth consecutive win.

NBA Finals Game 5 open thread

The Spurs have a chance to close out the 2014 NBA Finals with a win in San Antonio against the defending champion Heat.

Skylar Diggins lifts Tulsa Shock to third consecutive win

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Continuing her season of redemption, Skylar Diggins hit a game-winning shot to help the Tulsa Shock beat the L.A. Sparks 69-67 tonight. Shocking Tulsa has the recap, including an update on the injured Riquna Williams who did not play against the Sparks but expects to play on Sunday.

NBA Finals Game 4 open thread

So, the San Antonio Spurs have a real opportunity to put a stranglehold on this Finals series with a win tonight in Miami. Plenty has been said about that and I'm sure you know the story, but with...

Who are the WNBA's most improved players in 2014?

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In our first look at individual WNBA statistics this season, we take a look at some of the players who have made the biggest improvements and might be candidates for the 2014 WNBA Most Improved...

Storm vs. Sky final score: Seattle hangs on to beat Chicago, 80-76

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The Sky (5-4) used every available player on the bench to make up for the loss of Delle Donne and Breland, but couldn't find a working combination until late in the fourth quarter when they cut the deficit to four points with less than three minutes remaining. Still, the Storm (6-4) fought past a few turnovers to cling to a lead.

From Elena Delle Donne, Jessica Breland out in Sky loss by Blake Schuster of the Chicago Tribune

With the Sky playing without an entire frontcourt rotation - Jessica Breland and Elena Delle Donne joined Sylvia Fowles in street clothes tonight - the Storm were able to get a second consecutive win tonight. The final box score doesn't really tell the full story of this game, which was a tale of two halves: despite the Storm being outshot, outrebounded, and outscored in the post, they established a big enough lead in the first half (12 points) to get the road win.

NBA Finals Game 3 open thread

Game 3 of the NBA Finals begins at 6 p.m. on ABC. Discuss it here.

Dynamic guard play leads Tulsa to consecutive wins

Led by an impressive fourth quarter performance from Skylar Diggins, the Shock's guard play gave the visiting New York Liberty fits throughout.

Festus Ezeli cleared to play in summer league

After missing the entire 2013-14 NBA season while recovering from knee surgery, Festus Ezeili will return to action for the Warriors this summer.

NBA Finals Game 2 open thread

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Discuss Game 2 here. For updates on the game, check out SB Nation's storystream.

Shock vs. Mercury final score: Tulsa gets their first win of the season against Phoenix, 94-78

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"This is Tulsa Shock basketball tonight," said Diggins. "We were showing the league we are a force to be reckoned with."

From "Shock get 1st win in impressive fashion" (via Shocking Tulsa)

Sparks vs. Sky final score: Carol Ross explains Candace Parker not starting after 102-88 win

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"That's the only time I've ever had Candace Parker coming off the bench; she turned her ankle and she couldn't practice yesterday, and today she ran and was still hobbling so I just made an early decision. By game time she was ready to go. In this particular case, we got better when we subbed."

L.A. Sparks coach Carol Ross describing why Candace Parker didn't start after a 102-88 win in Chicago (via Chicago Sky release) The visitors got a big win In a game with milestones for both the Sparks and the Sky.
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