Marcus Thompson II, East Bay Times

Marcus Thompson II

East Bay Times

Oakland, CA, United States

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Past:
  • East Bay Times
  • The Athletic HQ
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Bleacher Report
  • Oakland Tribune
  • Marin IJ

Past articles by Marcus:

On this date, 2010: Warriors acquire All-Star David Lee from Knicks

LeBron James’ decision to join Miami enables Warriors to get Lee in sign-and-trade deal with Knicks. → Read More

On this date, 2016: Kevin Durant thrilled to join Warriors

Warriors’ chemistry holds quite an allure for Durant, who leaves OKC for Bay Area to play alongside Golden State’s stars. → Read More

On this date in 2013: Warriors hang on for epic playoff upset over Nuggets

Stephen Curry helps Warriors beat Denver in six games for Golden State’s second playoff series victory in 22 seasons. → Read More

Thompson: Stephen Curry, the point guard we need to help fight this pandemic – The Athletic

In the middle of the COVID-19 crisis in America, Curry is unquestionably qualified and ready to be an important messenger for this moment. → Read More

Thompson: Kevin Durant’s choice showed what he values — something Stephen Curry and the Warriors couldn’t quite give him – The Athletic

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry had plenty of mutual respect but never quite developed into the dynamic duo Durant envisioned. → Read More

Thompson: The greatest defender of all time? Draymond Green states his case – The Athletic

He's not physically imposing at 6-7, 230 pounds, but Draymond Green's versatility and intelligence make him an all-time great on defense. → Read More

Thompson: The greatest defender of all time? Draymond Green states his case – The Athletic

He's not physically imposing at 6-7, 230 pounds, but Draymond Green's versatility and intelligence make him an all-time great on defense. → Read More

Thompson: Stephen Curry unplugged and unbothered as Kevin Durant emerges as the Warriors’ leading star – The Athletic

Stephen Curry took only 14 shots in Game 6, but the two-time MVP is happy to embrace a different role as Kevin Durant sets the pace. → Read More

Thompson: Unpacking the Draymond Green-Kevin Durant rift and what the fall out could mean long term – The Athletic

GM Bob Myers and coach Steve Kerr morphed an in-house feud into a public rebuke of Draymond Green and open support of Kevin Durant, an attempt at appeasement that could derail the team's dominance. → Read More

Charles Woodson on unfinished business, getting into coaching, the celebrity of Jon Gruden, and more – The Athletic

He wasn’t the biggest name there among former Raiders. But Charles Woodson was probably the most... → Read More

Commentary: Warriors question marks: centers, youngsters, Joe Lacob’s blood pressure

Let’s play find the holes in the Warriors.Disclaimer: these holes don’t really matter because the Warriors’ quartet of elite players are so good. And they will have experience together to lean on to bolster their chemistry. → Read More

Warriors question marks: centers, youngsters, Joe Lacob’s blood pressure

It may not matter as loaded as they are at the top of their roster, but the Warriors do have some areas to monitor → Read More

Warriors’ Kevin Durant is taking even less money than we all thought

Kevin Durant was drawn to the Warriors largely by the unselfishness he witnessed. In that spirit, his biggest assist might be coming this month.Durant, according to multiple sources, is not just passing on the new maximum contract he could get, → Read More

Warriors’ Kevin Durant is taking even less money than we all thought

The expectation was that Kevin Durant wouldn’t take just a 20 percent raise instead of the maximum salary he could get. But he might take even less than that. → Read More

Commentary: What’s next for Warriors? Surprising names on their list

So the Warriors’ top six players are signed. And the price for them are a pretty penny.With 11 total players under contract, the Warriors’ salary bill is already up to around $130 million, even though we don’t know the full → Read More

Warriors free agency: What’s next? Surprising names on their list

Warriors have their top six players locked up. Now they look to unconventional places to fill their roster. → Read More

Thompson: Well played, Andre Iguodala – he got Warriors to pay up

Warriors star Andre Iguodala secured a three-year, $48 million contract. But how he got it worthy of an applause. → Read More

Exclusive: Warriors to meet with Andre Iguodala, offer him a three-year deal

Warriors general manager Bob Myers will meet with Andre Iguodala in Los Angeles. They are prepared to offer him a deal possibly as high as $15 in the first year. → Read More

The biggest question of the Warriors’ free agency

It's time for Golden State to pay regular price, with Andre Iguodala up first as NBA free agency starts July 1. → Read More

Warriors’ Steve Kerr on Steph Curry: ‘I’m such an idiot’

Warriors coach Steve Kerr cops to forgetting about Stephen Curry in his speech at the Warriors’ championship parade. His “stupid oversight” created a buzz as it fed into grumbling… → Read More