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Warriors HQ

65 EpisodesProduced by Dieter Kurtenbach, Logan Murdoch, Mark MedinaWebsite

The definitive Golden State Warriors podcast, featuring Bay Area News Group sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach and Warriors beat writer Wes Goldberg talking all things Dubs, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and the NBA.

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A Dubs dud against the Nets. Can Steph get a second scorer for Christmas?

December 24th, 2020


Dieter Kurtenbach and Wes Goldberg break down the Warriors' embarrassing loss to the Nets on opening night, Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre's roles, …

Is There Enough Around Steph?

December 16th, 2020


Bay Area News Group Warriors writers Dieter Kurtenbach and Wes Goldberg break down Golden State's preseason loss to the Sacramento Kings, preview …

Preseason Preview and 2021 Bold Predictions

December 11th, 2020


Dieter Kurtenbach and Wes Goldberg break down what Warriors fans should expect from the upcoming preseason. Plus: Why Dieter thinks that these …

The Big Qs facing the Warriors in 2021

December 4th, 2020


Bay Area News Group Warriors writers Dieter Kurtenbach and Wes Goldberg prepare you for the start of Golden State's 2021 campaign. 

Klay's injured, Wiseman's in » How do the Warriors move ahead?

November 19th, 2020


Wes Goldberg and Dieter Kurtenbach break down the terrible Klay Thompson injury news, figure out what No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman will do for …

What's the Warriors' best-case draft scenario?

November 13th, 2020


Dieter Kurtenbach and Wes Goldberg get weird as they debate the Warriors' best-case scenario for the 2020 NBA Draft. 

Giannis to the Warriors? Anthony Edwards breakdown, the hottest bubble takes in Florida

September 10th, 2020


Bay Area News Group NBA writers Dieter Kurtenbach and Wes Goldberg break down the Warriors' avenues to land Giannis Antetokounmpo after the Bucks …

Steve Nash is the Brooklyn Steve Kerr, Anthony Edwards at No. 2, and wild Giannis speculation

September 3rd, 2020


The Mercury News' Dieter Kurtenbach and Wes Goldberg break down why Warriors consultant Steve Nash is the perfect hire for Kevin Durant and the …

We're Back, Baby!

August 25th, 2020


After a one-plus year hiatus, the Warriors HQ Podcast is back and better than ever. In this episode, Bay Area News Group sports columnist Dieter …

How competitive will the Warriors be next season?

June 14th, 2019


Game 6 was the final game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, an emotional and bittersweet occasion.
The Warriors entered Game 6 without Kevin Durant, who tore his Achilles tendon — the worst injury in basketball — on Monday.

Can the Warriors come back from a 3-game deficit to the Raptors?

June 8th, 2019


Can the Golden State Warriors get it back soon? With the Warriors facing a 3-1 series deficit to the Toronto Raptors, a few outcomes are in store …

Why Warriors lost Game 3 despite Steph Curry's breakout performance

June 6th, 2019


1:00 - 4:00 Why Warriors lost Game 3 despite Steph Curry's breakout performance

4:00 - 7:00 Why Steph's supporting cast struggled

7:00 - 11:00 - Why did DeMarcus Cousins play poorly in Game 3 after faring well in Game 2?

Warriors win over Raptors takes it's toll on team health

June 3rd, 2019


The Golden State Warriors’ 18-0 run in the third quarter gave them a 109-104 win over the Toronto Raptors and tied the NBA Finals series at 1-1 as …

Kurtenbach and Medina talk Kevin Durant, Pascal Siakam, DeMarcus Cousins and Warriors injuries

May 31st, 2019


The Warriors labored loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals offered the latest evidence to a topic that should have been irrefutable …

How Golden State will adjust against Toronto Raptors in NBA Finals

May 28th, 2019


Beat writers Dieter Kurtenbach and Mark Medina break down what Game 1 of the NBA Finals holds in store for the Golden State Warriors and Toronto …

Warriors sweep Blazers head back to NBA Finals

May 21st, 2019


Down by 5 at the half, the Golden State Warriors without Andre Iguodala, sweep the Portland Trail Blazers with a 119-117 overtime win. The Warriors …

Draymond Green takes it to another level in Game 3 win over Blazers

May 19th, 2019


The Warriors found another gear for the third and fourth quarters of the all-important game at Moda Center in Portland. Draymond Green, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson — who have effectively played six seasons worth of …

You need defense to win and Warriors' Draymond Green is the best

May 17th, 2019


Andre Iguodala may have stolen the game and the show in Golden State Warriors’ Game 2 win against Portland Trail Blazers. But beat writers Dieter …

Is this Warriors-Blazers series already over?

May 15th, 2019


What would have happened if the Warriors actually tried Tuesday?
In Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals Tuesday, Golden State turned in what was …

The Warriors core four end the Rockets postseason

May 11th, 2019


After the Warriors prevailed with a 118-113 Game 6 win over Houston to close out the Western Conference semifinals, the Warriors showed this win meant much more than those forgettable ones in January.

They yelled. They …

What Kevin Durant's injury means for game six against Rockets

May 9th, 2019


00:00 - Intro


1:00 - No one does it better than Draymond Green in the fourth quarter


02:00 - Kevin Durant’s calf strain injury


04:25 - The Warriors template to win without Durant


05:40 - Green and Looney’s …

Not tough enough Warriors lose Game 4 to Rockets

May 7th, 2019


The ball reached Kevin Durant’s hands. Eventually it reached Stephen Curry’s hands, too.

That left Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni having some unpleasant thoughts creep into his mind.

Fortunately for the Rockets, that …

Warriors fall in Game 3 of their series versus the Rockets

May 6th, 2019


Mark Medina and Dieter Kurtenbach discuss the Golden State Warriors' 126-121 Game 3 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets.


1:00 Game 3 loss   5:00 …

How the Warriors won playoff game two against Houston Rockets

May 1st, 2019


00:00 - 3:00 - Klay deal/digital subscription plug   3:00 - Officiating    5:00 - Chris Paul still complaining   7:00 - Draymond Green handling the …

Houston Rockets tactics make playoffs series 'unwatchable'

April 29th, 2019




“Warriors play ‘slog of a game’”



Death lineup start and injury review



Why this game was unwatchable:

24 fouls on Warriors, 21 …

Warriors will face the Rockets after win over Clippers

April 27th, 2019


In the Warriors’ 129-110 Game 6 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Kevin Durant showed how his behind-the-scenes work can produce a masterpiece. Durant scored a playoff career-high 50 points while shooting …

Lack of focus forces a Game 6 in L.A.

April 25th, 2019


The Clippers had no business winning one game over the Warriors in the teams’ first-round NBA Playoff series, but after Wednesday’s 129-121 victory, …

The right time for Klay Thompson's big game

April 22nd, 2019


To prepare himself for a break-out game, Klay Thompson enjoyed some beach volleyball and then took a dip in the ocean. To prepare himself for a …

Warriors dominate Clippers in Game 3 of the playoffs

April 19th, 2019


Don’t view the Warriors’ Game 3 victory as the team trying to prove a point. No, they were merely trying to restore order to a series that should …

Dubs “fell apart” in final seconds of Clippers game two

April 16th, 2019


Beat writers Dieter Kurtenbach and Mark Medina review how the Warriors can “bounce back” from losing a stunning 31-point lead to the Los Angeles Clippers in game two of their first round NBA playoffs series on Monday, …

Second unit struggles in first playoff series

April 14th, 2019


Warriors beat writers Dieter Kurtenbach and Mark Medina discuss whether Golden State's second unit struggles in the first playoff game against Lost …

Houston Rockets are “the one team” that can challenge Golden State

April 11th, 2019


As the Warriors prepare to open the first round of the NBA playoffs against Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday at Oracle Arena, beat writers Dieter Kurtenbach and Mark Medina break down which rivals pose the greatest …

Dubs leave Oracle Arena on a win, may face Clippers, Rockets or Spurs in first playoff round

April 8th, 2019


Golden State Warriors will not know who their opponent in the first round of the playoffs will be until the regular season finale this Wednesday.

Figuring out how Kevin Durant fits into Warriors egalitarian offense

March 26th, 2019


Columnist Dieter Kurtenbach and beat writer Mark Medina discuss forward Kevin Durant's role with the team and how he constantly has to balance his …

What will be the Warriors’ playoff rotation be?

March 21st, 2019


Between Andrew Bogut's satisfying and sudden debut, Jonas Jerebko's monster night against the Minnesota Timberwolves and DeMarcus Cousins' …

Western Conference breakdown, is there a real threat for the Warriors?

March 18th, 2019


Dieter Kurtenbach and Mark Medina discuss the teams in the Western Conference that are currently in the playoffs and if any of the teams can …

Warriors start “biggest road trip” of season on “worst note”

March 12th, 2019


With Golden State preparing to take on Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder in upcoming road showdowns this week, Warriors beat writers Dieter …

How Andrew Bogut figures into the DeMarcus Cousins experiment

March 7th, 2019


Beat reporter Mark Medina and columnist Dieter Kurtenbach discuss how the Golden State Warriors signed Andrew Bogut in case DeMarcus Cousins has a …

Why the next two weeks will determine Golden State's path to the Finals

March 5th, 2019


The Warriors are set to sign Andrew Bogut after returning home for a three-game stretch that includes matches against the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets before road games against the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and …

DeMarcus Cousins is a double-edged sword for Warriors

February 27th, 2019


The past few games have shows that DeMarcus Cousins is great on offense but a liability on defense. Journalists Dieter Kurtenbach and Logan Murdock …

What should the Warriors work on after All-Star break

February 21st, 2019


With NBA All-Star weekend in the rear-view mirror, journalists Dieter Kurtenbach and Logan Murdock talks about what's next for the Warriors during …

Has Draymond Green put himself in the DPOY convo?

February 13th, 2019


Draymond Green has long been a defensive savant, with his ability to effectively guard all five positions.

After struggling with injuries last season, Green is back in the conversation for Defensive Player of the Year. …

Kevin Durant addresses New York Knicks rumors

February 7th, 2019


The Warriors cemented a 141-102 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday at Oracle Arena. But just as it has been ever since the Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis last week, all the talk centered on forward Kevin …

Road Warriors return from a 5-0

January 30th, 2019


Journalists Dieter Kurtenbach and Logan Murdock talk about what they learned from the Golden State Warriors' 5-0 road trip and how the future of …

Warriors go to Washington, D.C., to play the Wizards and intrigue follows

January 25th, 2019


The Golden State Warriors trip to Washington, D.C., was eventful with DeMarcus Cousins looking like better on the court, Draymond Green commanding …

Warriors conquer LA with help from Cousins, Thompson

January 22nd, 2019


Two games into the DeMarcus Cousins' era, the Golden State Warriors receive an epic shooting performance from Klay Thompson in the team's 130-111 win …

Are Curry and Durant both MVP worthy?

January 15th, 2019


Coming off a 119-114 win against Dallas Mavericks, the Warriors anticipate the return of DeMarcus Cousins in upcoming games against Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers.

“It was stupefying how good they were on …

Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins eyes Jan. 18 return versus LA Clippers

January 10th, 2019


On this episode of Warriors HQ, Logan Murdock, Dieter Kurtenbach and Mark Medina discuss DeMarcus Cousins and his potential return date. Also what does the return of the former all-star mean for the team?

How are the Warriors dealing with Stephen Curry's minutes?

January 8th, 2019


In this episode of Warriors HQ, Mark Medina and Logan Murdock discuss how the team is handling Stephen Curry's minutes, how much they are using Steph in the fourth quarter and how the inclusion of DeMarcus Cousin can …

Is the return of DeMarcus Cousins really the solution to the Warriors troubles at center?

January 3rd, 2019


Mark Medina and Logan Murdock discuss the status of the Golden State Warriors center position. Is DeMarcus really the answer to the Dubs troubles? Or …

Klay Thompson rebounds from shooting funk and Warriors center troubles continue

December 30th, 2018


On this episode of Warriors HQ, Dieter Kurtenbach and Logan Murdock discuss Klay Thompson getting his grove back from three, the Warriors center troubles and how some of the young players have developed. 

Where do the Warriors go from here after big loss to the Lakers at home?

December 26th, 2018


The Golden State Warriors lose 127-101 at home versus the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, Klay Thompson is cold and is Steve Kerr's message getting …

Warriors play LeBron and the Lakers on Christmas Day matchup

December 24th, 2018


Mark Medina and Logan Murdock discuss the Golden State Warriors Christmas Day matchup with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. 


Waiting for the Warriors to flip the Switch

December 20th, 2018


The Golden State Warriors lost to the Utah Jazz 108-103 in a physical and defensive matchup. Journalists Dieter Kurtenbach and Logan Murdock talk …

Are the Warriors back to a winning streak?

December 18th, 2018


Warriors beat writers Mark Medina, Logan Murdock and columnist Dieter Kurtenbach debate what will come next after the Warriors defeated the Grizzlies …

Assistant coach Mike Brown compares Kevin Durant to Kobe Bryant and LeBron James

December 13th, 2018


Assistant coach Mike Brown dishes about the state of Golden State Warriors, including the drama between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. The former …

Draymond Green returns to Oracle Arena, Demarcus Cousins recovers in Santa Cruz

December 11th, 2018


“It’s now inevitable no one can beat the Warriors,” beat writer Mark Medina tells Logan Murdock as they open this week’s edition after a breezy …

Kevon Looney returns to Milwaukee for a special homecoming

December 7th, 2018


When Alexander Hamilton High School retired his No. 5 jersey on Thursday, Looney’s mind didn’t focus on himself, his accolades or all of his coaches …

Steph Curry is back, but the Warriors' problems haven't left

December 2nd, 2018


In this episode, Bay Area News Group sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach and Warriors reporter Logan Murdock break down Stephen Curry's return to the …

Golden State Warriors fall to the Toronto Raptors in OT

November 30th, 2018


Warriors beat writer Logan Murdock tells Dieter Kurtenbach that Golden State had “no business winning” a tight game that slipped into overtime as …

Will Stephen Curry return to play the Toronto Raptors?

November 28th, 2018


With Stephen Curry and Draymond Green recovering from injuries, Warriors Coach Steve Kerr credits Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson with stepping up to help the team shake off a four game losing streak with three wins …

We definitely don’t psychoanalyze the scuffling Warriors (ok, we totally do)

November 19th, 2018


So... the Warriors have lost three straight games and five of their last seven. Stephen Curry is out and it’s not clear when he’s going to return, and the bad blood between Draymond Green (who is also out with injury) …

Is Kevin Durant going to leave the Warriors?

November 14th, 2018


What happens next after Kevin Durant's heated exchange with Draymond Green on Monday night during the Warriors’ loss to the Los Angeles Clippers? Warriors beat reporters Mark Medina, Logan Murdock, Dan Brown and …

"The Question Man" Warriors assistant coach Bruce Fraser

November 12th, 2018


The Golden State Warriors affectionately call assistant coach Bruce Fraser "The Question Man." Fraser believes knowledge is power that "anytime you …

Milwaukee Bucks shellac Golden State at home

November 9th, 2018


Logan Murdock and Dieter Kurtenbach, Warriors beat writers with the Bay Area News Group, breakdown what Thursday's 134-111 defeat means going into …

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