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The Warriors Plus/Minus

Tim Kawakami & Marcus Thompson

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The Warriors Plus/Minus
The Warriors Plus/Minus

The Warriors Plus/Minus

Tim Kawakami & Marcus Thompson

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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.

Latest Episodes

Life Without Steph and Draymond

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami dust off the microphones to take a look at the Warriors' lineups and rotations without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green in the mix and the load that Kevin Durant has thrown on his back in their absence. The guys also look at Andre Iguodala's offensive struggles and attempt to figure out what type of Steph Curry returns to the court after his extended absence. *Note: This episode was recorded Tuesday, November 27th before Stephen Curry was officially ruled out vs. the Toronto Raptors* Hosts: Marcus Thompson & Tim Kawakami Producer: Ben Cruz

51 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Life Without Steph and Draymond

Emergency Dynasty Explosion Podcast

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami know you all can't get enough Kevin Durant-Draymond Green confrontation content so here you go! The guys dissect the aftereffects of the very public feud and what's next for the two individuals and the team as a whole. Hosts: Marcus Thompson & Tim Kawakami Producer: Ben Cruz

45 MIN2018 NOV 15
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Emergency Dynasty Explosion Podcast

The Steph Curry MVP Campaign?

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami return for the first episode of Warriors Plus/Minus of the 2018-19 season and there's surprisingly a lot to cover with the two-time defending champions. Marcus and TK go over Steph and KD's scorching starts, the two players finally playing off one another and of course, the continued awkwardness of the Patrick McCaw situation. Hosts: Marcus Thompson & Tim Kawakami Producer: Ben Cruz

34 MIN2018 OCT 22
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The Steph Curry MVP Campaign?

Saving the NBA by Breaking Up the Warriors

Marcus Thompson fires up the mic to give you your much-needed offseason Warriors Plus/Minus fix! Since the common refrain is the Warriors ruined the NBA by hoarding All-Stars, MT sets out to save the NBA. Giving his co-host and boss an episode off, he reached out to fellow media members to digest the following hypothetical question: if the Warriors' All-Stars were taken from the team and each redistributed around the league, where should they go? Hosts: Marcus Thompson & Tim Kawakami Guests: Anthony Slater, Zach Harper, Logan Murdock, Candace Buckner, Jason Jones Producer: Ben Cruz Subscriber to The Athletic today!

42 MIN2018 SEP 25
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Saving the NBA by Breaking Up the Warriors

Warriors Offseason Doldrums

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami suit up for a middle-of-August, offseason edition of Warriors Plus/Minus. The guys recap the current contract situation with Patrick McCaw, grade the Warriors' offseason and look ahead to the future of Golden State's players whose contracts are coming up (especially a certain Finals MVP). Hosts: Marcus Thompson & Tim Kawakami Producer: Ben Cruz Subscribe to The Athletic today!

36 MIN2018 AUG 19
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Warriors Offseason Doldrums

Warriors Boogie on Down

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.

31 MIN2018 JUL 20
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Warriors Boogie on Down

Free Agency Preview: Who Goes? Who Stays? Who Comes?

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?

71 MIN2018 JUN 28
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Free Agency Preview: Who Goes? Who Stays? Who Comes?

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

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.

60 MIN2018 JUN 12
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Warriors Mega-Pod: David West's Cryptic Quote, Kevin Durant's Future & More (feat. Anthony Slater & Ethan Strauss)

Finals MVP: Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant?

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami (and even Ethan Strauss) overcome technical difficulties to figure out whether Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant will be hoisting the Bill Russell Finals MVP trophy at the end of the 2018 NBA Finals. *Note: This episode was recorded prior to Game 3 of the Finals*

56 MIN2018 JUN 7
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Finals MVP: Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant?

Uh Oh - The Warriors Are on the Brink of Elimination

Marcus Thompson, flying solo this episode, discusses the Warriors’ tenuous situation. Down 3-2 in the Western Conference Finals, he breaks down Game 5, and the noteworthy events from it, while looking ahead to Game 6 — with some help from a few members of the media.

49 MIN2018 MAY 26
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Uh Oh - The Warriors Are on the Brink of Elimination

Latest Episodes

Life Without Steph and Draymond

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami dust off the microphones to take a look at the Warriors' lineups and rotations without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green in the mix and the load that Kevin Durant has thrown on his back in their absence. The guys also look at Andre Iguodala's offensive struggles and attempt to figure out what type of Steph Curry returns to the court after his extended absence. *Note: This episode was recorded Tuesday, November 27th before Stephen Curry was officially ruled out vs. the Toronto Raptors* Hosts: Marcus Thompson & Tim Kawakami Producer: Ben Cruz

51 MIN2018 NOV 26
Comments
Life Without Steph and Draymond

Emergency Dynasty Explosion Podcast

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami know you all can't get enough Kevin Durant-Draymond Green confrontation content so here you go! The guys dissect the aftereffects of the very public feud and what's next for the two individuals and the team as a whole. Hosts: Marcus Thompson & Tim Kawakami Producer: Ben Cruz

45 MIN2018 NOV 15
Comments
Emergency Dynasty Explosion Podcast

The Steph Curry MVP Campaign?

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami return for the first episode of Warriors Plus/Minus of the 2018-19 season and there's surprisingly a lot to cover with the two-time defending champions. Marcus and TK go over Steph and KD's scorching starts, the two players finally playing off one another and of course, the continued awkwardness of the Patrick McCaw situation. Hosts: Marcus Thompson & Tim Kawakami Producer: Ben Cruz

34 MIN2018 OCT 22
Comments
The Steph Curry MVP Campaign?

Saving the NBA by Breaking Up the Warriors

Marcus Thompson fires up the mic to give you your much-needed offseason Warriors Plus/Minus fix! Since the common refrain is the Warriors ruined the NBA by hoarding All-Stars, MT sets out to save the NBA. Giving his co-host and boss an episode off, he reached out to fellow media members to digest the following hypothetical question: if the Warriors' All-Stars were taken from the team and each redistributed around the league, where should they go? Hosts: Marcus Thompson & Tim Kawakami Guests: Anthony Slater, Zach Harper, Logan Murdock, Candace Buckner, Jason Jones Producer: Ben Cruz Subscriber to The Athletic today!

42 MIN2018 SEP 25
Comments
Saving the NBA by Breaking Up the Warriors

Warriors Offseason Doldrums

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami suit up for a middle-of-August, offseason edition of Warriors Plus/Minus. The guys recap the current contract situation with Patrick McCaw, grade the Warriors' offseason and look ahead to the future of Golden State's players whose contracts are coming up (especially a certain Finals MVP). Hosts: Marcus Thompson & Tim Kawakami Producer: Ben Cruz Subscribe to The Athletic today!

36 MIN2018 AUG 19
Comments
Warriors Offseason Doldrums

Warriors Boogie on Down

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.

31 MIN2018 JUL 20
Comments
Warriors Boogie on Down

Free Agency Preview: Who Goes? Who Stays? Who Comes?

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?

71 MIN2018 JUN 28
Comments
Free Agency Preview: Who Goes? Who Stays? Who Comes?

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

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.

60 MIN2018 JUN 12
Comments
Warriors Mega-Pod: David West's Cryptic Quote, Kevin Durant's Future & More (feat. Anthony Slater & Ethan Strauss)

Finals MVP: Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant?

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami (and even Ethan Strauss) overcome technical difficulties to figure out whether Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant will be hoisting the Bill Russell Finals MVP trophy at the end of the 2018 NBA Finals. *Note: This episode was recorded prior to Game 3 of the Finals*

56 MIN2018 JUN 7
Comments
Finals MVP: Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant?

Uh Oh - The Warriors Are on the Brink of Elimination

Marcus Thompson, flying solo this episode, discusses the Warriors’ tenuous situation. Down 3-2 in the Western Conference Finals, he breaks down Game 5, and the noteworthy events from it, while looking ahead to Game 6 — with some help from a few members of the media.

49 MIN2018 MAY 26
Comments
Uh Oh - The Warriors Are on the Brink of Elimination