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Golden State Warriors beat writer Connor Letourneau discusses one of the world’s most interesting basketball teams. The show covers the 2015, '17 and '18 NBA champions through a mix of commentary and interviews with key players and members of the team’s organization.

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1
Grading the Warriors' Offseason
Locked On Warriors podcast host Wes Goldberg joins Connor Letourneau to break down Golden State's offseason in detail. What grade do the Warriors get?
34 min
2
What Will Warriors Do with the Mid-Level?
Wes Goldberg — host of the popular Locked On Warriors podcast — joins Connor Letourneau to break down free agency and preview Summer League.
46 min
3
Welcome, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody
Chronicle sportswriter Rusty Simmons joins Connor Letourneau to break down how the Warriors did with their two lottery picks.
32 min
4
Who Will the Warriors Draft on Thursday?
Yahoo Sports' NBA draft expert Krysten Peek joins Connor Letourneau to break down what Golden State could do at Nos. 7 and 14.
32 min
5
Who Do You Want at No. 7?
Locked On Warriors podcast host Wes Goldberg joins Connor Letourneau to go through The Chronicle's NBA draft matchmaker and figure out who Golden State should take at No. 7.
34 min
6
Does Mike Brown Deserve a Head Coaching Job?
Warriors Huddle podcast Bram Hillsman joins Connor Letourneau to field readers’ questions about everything from Mike Brown’s future to Damian Lillard trade scenarios to potential draft targets.
39 min
7
Should the Warriors Re-sign Kelly Oubre Jr.?
Chronicle sportswriter Rusty Simmons joins Connor Letourneau to field readers' questions, including one about Kelly Oubre Jr.'s future.
41 min
8
Could the Warriors get Siakam or Lillard?
Locked On Warriors podcast host Wes Goldberg joins Connor Letourneau to discuss Golden State's chances of getting Pascal Siakam or Damian Lillard.
45 min
9
Lottery Aftermath: What Should Warriors Do?
Locked On Warriors podcast host Wes Goldberg joins Connor Letourneau to discuss what Golden State should do with the seventh and 14th picks in July's NBA draft.
41 min
10
Previewing a Pivotal Draft Lottery
Yahoo Sports analyst Krysten Peek, who has followed many of the NBA draft's top prospects for years, joins Connor Letourneau to preview the upcoming draft lottery.
35 min
11
Could the Warriors trade for Damian Lillard?
Chronicle sportswriter Rusty Simmons joins Connor Letourneau to field readers’ pressing questions about everything from a potential trade for Damian Lillard to Jordan Poole’s true potential.
42 min
12
Could Paul George Be a Warrior?
Wes Goldberg — host of the popular Locked On Warriors podcast — joins Connor Letourneau to field listeners' pressing questions about everything from free-agency targets to a potential trade with the Clippers that could bring an elite player north.
38 min
13
Bob Myers' Offseason To-Do List
Chronicle sports columnist Scott Ostler joins Connor Letourneau to break down the Warriors general manager's tasks for a pivotal offseason.
49 min
14
The Warriors' Season Is Over. What's Next?
32 min
15
Season on the Brink: Will Warriors' Season End ...
Locked On Warriors podcast host Wes Goldberg joins Connor Letourneau to discuss Wednesday's play-in loss to the Lakers and look ahead to Friday's elimination game against the Grizzlies.
31 min
16
Previewing Warriors-Lakers
Chronicle sportswriter Rusty Simmons joins Connor Letourneau to discuss the Warriors' eight-man rotation and preview Golden State's matchup with Los Angeles in the play-in tournament.
29 min
17
What Can Warriors Expect from the Play-In?
Warriors Huddle podcast host Bram Hillsman joins Connor Letourneau to discuss Jordan Bell’s reunion with Golden State, Steph Curry’s bid for the scoring title, potential play-in matchups and more.
43 min
18
Who Belongs on 2021-22 Warriors?
Locked On Warriors podcaster Wes Goldberg joins Connor Letourneau to break down who deserves a spot on Golden State’s roster next season, who doesn’t and who has more to prove.
55 min
19
How Can Warriors Maximize Steph Curry's Prime?
Chronicle sportswriter Rusty Simmons joins Connor Letourneau to discuss what exactly the Warriors can do to get Steph Curry another NBA title.
33 min
20
Steph Curry's Recent Play -- and the Future
Chronicle sports columnist Scott Ostler joins Connor Letourneau to discuss that, plus James Wiseman’s path forward and Kelly Oubre’s future.
37 min
21
How James Wiseman Knee Injury Affects the Warriors
Brady Klopfer, the Warriors writer for SB Nation, joins Connor Letourneau to go in-depth on what the rookie's knee injury means — not just for him, but for the organization as a whole.
36 min
22
Why the Warriors Are at an Impasse
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to discuss why Golden State faces a tricky conundrum
28 min
23
How Can the Warriors Keep Kelly Oubre Jr.?
Chronicle sportswriter Rusty Simmons joins Connor Letourneau to discuss the future of the free agent-to-be and what Golden State should do with its two open roster spots.
39 min
24
Trade Deadline: What Will the Warriors Do?
Wes Goldberg, host of the Locked On Warriors podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to preview what Golden State could do at the trade deadline.
35 min
25
Trade Deadline Alert: Will Warriors Deal Kelly ...
Chronicle sportswriter Rusty Simmons joins Connor Letourneau to field readers’ questions about everything from the second unit to Kelly Oubre’s future.
29 min
26
The Second-Half Push
Chronicle sports columnist Scott Ostler joins Connor Letourneau to discuss what Golden State can get out of the second half of the season.
34 min
27
G League Intrigue: From Jordan Poole to Jeremy Lin
Kevin Danna — the voice of the Santa Cruz Warriors — joins Connor Letourneau to discuss the soon-to-conclude G League season. Jordan Poole will make it to Golden State. Will Jeremy Lin?
51 min
28
How to Take the 'In' Out of 'Inconsistency'?
Chronicle sports columnist Scott Ostler joins Connor Letourneau to try and figure out a solution to the Warriors' inconsistency issues.
31 min
29
Should Jeremy Lin Make the Roster?
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to field listeners' questions about everything from Jeremy Lin's NBA chances to Golden State's roster-building.
35 min
30
Is Steph Curry Underrated?
Chronicle sports columnist Scott Ostler joins Connor Letourneau to talk about whether the media fails to appreciate No. 30. Why isn't he in the MVP conversation more? Plus: Listener questions.
39 min
31
How Good are the Warriors?
A quarter of the way into the season, with Golden State clinging to a playoff spot, Chronicle sportswriter Rusty Simmons joins Connor Letourneau to take stock and offer grades for every player on the roster. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod (edited)
60 min
32
Should the Warriors Trade Kelly Oubre Jr.?
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to field readers' pressing questions.
36 min
33
How Can the Warriors Improve Their Roster?
Chronicle sportswriter Rusty Simmons joins Connor Letourneau to field readers' pressing questions about Draymond Green and intriguing wild-card Jeremy Lin.
38 min
34
How Good Can the Warriors Be?
Wes Goldberg, host of the Locked on Warriors podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to break down the Warriors after 10 games and look at what’s a realistic ceiling for this team.
30 min
35
Have the Warriors Turned the Corner?
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to discuss Steph Curry's recent brilliance and look ahead to a daunting stretch for Golden State.
31 min
36
New Year's Resolutions for the Warriors
33 min
37
Steve Kerr's Latest Challenge
Chronicle sports columnist Scott Ostler joins Connor Letourneau to take stock of what's realistic to expect from the Warriors this season, and the problems the coach has to overcome.
30 min
38
Answering Your Questions for the Season Opener
Rusty Simmons, who writes about the Warriors for The Chronicle after nearly a decade as the Golden State beat writer, joins Connor Letourneau to field readers' pressing questions ahead of Tuesday's regular-season tip-off in Brooklyn.
45 min
39
Previewing a Pivotal Warriors Season
Wes Goldberg, host of the popular Locked on Warriors podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to take stock of Golden State as it enters the 2020-21 campaign.
43 min
40
How Will COVID-19 Affect James Wiseman?
Bram Hillsman, host of Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor to discuss how media coverage will look different this season and how a positive coronavirus test could impact James Wiseman's development.
32 min
41
How Should the Warriors Handle Steph Curry?
The Chronicle's award-winning sports columnist, Scott Ostler, joins Connor Letourneau to discuss the path forward for Steph Curry and much, much more from training camp.
39 min
42
A Week That Changed the Warriors
Bruce Jenkins joins Connor Letourneau to break down a chaotic week, from Klay Thompson's torn Achilles tendon to the trade for Kelly Oubre Jr. to the signings of Brad Wanamaker and Kent Bazemore.
34 min
43
Klay Thompson's Injury: What It Means for the W...
Golden State's star guard will miss his second straight season after tearing his Achilles tendon. Columnist Scott Ostler joins Connor Letourneau to talk about what that means for Thompson's career and for the Warriors' season.
29 min
44
What Will Warriors Do at No. 2?
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to break down what Golden State could do with the No. 2 pick in Wednesday's NBA draft.
30 min
45
Second Round Possibilities
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to look at what Golden State could do with its two second-round picks.
37 min
46
NBA Lottery Mock Draft
Wes Goldberg, host of the popular Locked on Warriors podcast, and Connor Letourneau put on their general manager hats to pick the first 14 picks of the Nov. 18 draft.
41 min
47
Would a December Start Benefit the Warriors?
When should the 2020-21 season begin? Wes Goldberg, host of the popular Locked on Warriors podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to discuss how a late-December start date for next season would impact Golden State.
27 min
48
Will the Warriors Trade Down in the Draft?
Wes Goldberg, host of the popular Locked on Warriors podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to field readers’ pressing questions, many of which were about next month's draft.
28 min
49
How Can the Warriors Dethrone the Lakers?
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to discuss what Golden State learned from the Lakers' recent championship run.
27 min
50
Which Warriors Have the Most to Prove?
Wes Goldberg, host of the Locked on Warriors podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to discuss which players have the most to prove ahead of next season's training camp. We're looking at you, Draymond.
33 min
51
Readers' Pressing Questions
Bram Hillsman, host of the Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to answer readers' mailbag questions. And check out what they discovered when they visited an Oakland sports bar.
34 min
52
NBA Draft Matchmaker
Locked on Warriors podcast host Wes Goldberg joins Connor to do The Chronicle’s NBA matchmaker — a quiz that allows you to evaluate prospects for the No. 2 pick as if you were Warriors GM Bob Myers.
38 min
53
Warriors Minicamp Preview
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular "Warriors Huddle" podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to preview Golden State's upcoming minicamp.
38 min
54
Could the Bucks' Struggles Help the Warriors?
Wes Goldberg of the Locked on Warriors podcast joins Connor Letourneau to discuss how the Bucks' woes could buoy Golden States chances of landing Giannis Antetokounmpo. Note: This episode was recorded before the Heat eliminated the Bucks in Game 5 of their series, after which Antetokounmpo told reporters he would not request a trade.
34 min
55
What Should the Warriors Do in the Draft?
Wes Goldberg, the Warriors beat writer for the Mercury News, joins Connor Letourneau to discuss the options Golden State has with the No. 2 pick in October's draft.
39 min
56
Protests in Sports: What Impact Will They Have?
Chronicle columnist Otis Taylor Jr. joins Connor Letourneau to talk about the decision by NBA players to sit out playoff games in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake.
32 min
57
Bob Fitzgerald Heads to the Bubble
Warriors broadcaster Bob Fitzgerald joins Connor Letourneau to discuss his new role calling games at the NBA bubble in Orlando. Also, what's his opinion of the Warriors' looming lottery pick?
24 min
58
Could Golden State Make a Run at Devin Booker?
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to field readers' questions about the team, the draft and a certain player Draymond Green just got fined for talking about.
31 min
59
3 Mock Drafts, One Podcast
Connor is back from vacation, and he's joined by Mercury News beat writer Wes Goldberg as they discuss how Golden State's draft plans are affected by which pick it lands in this month's lottery.
37 min
60
Should the Warriors Trade Their Top-5 Pick?
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to field mailbag questions about a number of compelling Golden State topics.
36 min
61
Giannis, Curry and a Closing Window
Wes Goldberg, the Warriors beat writer for the Mercury News, joins Connor Letourneau to field readers' mailbag questions about a host of intriguing Golden State topics.
33 min
62
Who Should Warriors Add for Minicamp?
Warriors Huddle podcast host Bram Hillsman joins Connor Letourneau to discuss what Golden State should do with the back end of its roster. Who should be added during the NBA's transaction window?
41 min
63
The Warriors' Path to Contention
Wes Goldberg, the Warriors beat writer for the Mercury News, joins Connor Letourneau to discuss what Golden State needs to do this offseason to build a contender.
45 min
64
When Teams Stop Sticking to Sports
Chronicle columnist Otis R. Taylor Jr. joins Connor to discuss sports at a time of civil unrest, why teams are afraid to say anything about racism and how a tweet can cost a sportscaster his job.
40 min
65
Even if the NBA Comes Back, Should the Warriors?
As the NBA makes plans to return in Orlando, Mercury News Warriors beat writer Wes Goldberg joins Connor Letourneau to discuss whether Golden State should even want to play another game this season.
21 min
66
Biggest Draft Busts in Warriors History
Bram Hillsman, host of the popular Warriors Huddle podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to discuss the biggest draft busts in Golden State history.
28 min
67
How plausible is Giannis-to-the-Warriors?
Wes Goldberg joins Connor Letourneau from Florida to discuss the possibility of Giannis Antetokounmpo joining Golden State -- and he makes Connor jealous by eating at a restaurant.
36 min
68
Chris Mullin's Michael Jordan Memories
As "The Last Dance" winds down, Warriors great Chris Mullin joins Connor Letourneau to discuss what it was like to share the court with Michael Jordan, both as teammate and foe.
21 min
69
Would Steph Curry's Warriors Beat Michael Jorda...
Bram Hillsman, host of the "Warriors Huddle" podcast, joins Connor Letourneau to settle a debate: Could the best team from the Michael Jordan-led Bulls beat the best team from the dynastic Warriors?
36 min
70
Will Draymond Green Be Traded?
Wes Goldberg, the Warriors beat writer for the Mercury News, joins Connor to field the pressing questions from you, the readers. Will Draymond Green be traded? Is Kevon Looney's career over?
33 min
71
Klay Thompson's Uncle on Filming "The Last Dance"
Andy Thompson, Klay Thompson's uncle, and a cameramen who filmed behind-the-scenes footage in “The Last Dance” documentary, joins Connor to discuss what it was like being around the 1997-98 Bulls.
18 min
72
The 2013 NBA Draft's Lessons for the Warriors i...
Wes Goldberg, the Warriors beat writer for the Mercury News, joins Connor to discuss what Golden State can learn from a 2013 NBA draft that featured the one and only Anthony Bennett as its No. 1 pick.
40 min
73
What Jalen Green's Announcement Means for the NBA
G League expert Kevin Danna joins Connor Letourneau to discuss the news that top recruit Jalen Green will forgo college to join a reshaped NBA pro pathway program that’s partnering with the G League.
34 min
74
Could Coronavirus Change Warriors' Decision-Mak...
"Warriors Huddle" podcast host Bram Hillsman joins Connor Letourneau to discuss the financial impact of the NBA shutdown due to COVID-19 and how they could impact Golden State’s decision-making.
39 min
75
NBA Draft Sleepers
Wes Goldberg, the Warriors beat writer for the Mercury News, joins Connor Letourneau to look at the players Golden State might want to trade down in the draft to select.
54 min
76
Sportswriting Origin Stories
Wes Goldberg, the Warriors beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News, joins Chronicle Warriors beat writer Connor Letourneau to discuss how they got into sportswriting, their influences and more as they shelter in place in their respective apartments.
37 min
77
Coronavirus Shutdown Mailbag
Fellow beat writer Wes Goldberg of the Mercury News joins Connor Letourneau to answer questions about the NBA season, the Olympics and other basketball issues affected by the coronavirus shutdown. | Stay current on the crisis with unlimited Chronicle access.
66 min
78
Is the Warriors' Season Over?
Scott Ostler and Connor Letourneau go in-depth on the NBA's historic decision to suspend play for at least a month.
27 min
79
Breaking Down Steph Curry's Return
San Francisco Chronicle sports writer Rusty Simmons joins Connor Letourneau to discuss Steph Curry's return to the Warriors after injury, Warriors basketball and more
27 min
80
Is Marquese Chriss the Answer at Center?
Mercury News Warriors beat writer Wes Goldberg joins Connor Letourneau, to discuss whether Marquese Chriss should be Golden State’s starting center next season, assess the Dragan Bender Experiment and much more.
29 min
81
Jeremy Pargo's World Travels
The new Warriors point guard opens up about life overseas, his decision to play in the G League and why he was so surprised when he heard Golden State was signing him to a 10-day contract.
14 min
82
Was the D'Angelo Russell Trade Worth It?
Wes Goldberg, the Warriors reporter for the Mercury News, joins The Chronicle's Connor Letourneau after a chaotic trade-deadline day in which the Warriors dealt D’Angelo Russell, Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans III to Minnesota for Andrew Wiggins and two draft picks.
30 min
83
Willie Cauley-Stein Trade Analysis
Salary cap expert Jeff Siegel chats with The Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau about the financial ramifications of the trade with Dallas, the upcoming trade deadline, the value of D’Angelo Russell and the importance of the first six days of July.
31 min
84
Kobe Bryant Dies: Remembering Mamba
Connor Letourneau and his Mercury News counterpart Wes Goldberg talk about Kobe Bryant’s legacy and share some of their favorite Kobe memories in the wake of his tragic death. | Get unlimited Chronicle access.
23 min
85
Rick Welts Remembers David Stern
Warriors president Rick Welts sits down with Golden State beat writer Connor Letourneau to reflect on late NBA commissioner David Stern, whom Welts considered a second father.
41 min
86
What Should the Warriors Do In The NBA Draft?
Sam Vecenie, who covers the NBA draft for The Athletic, joins Warriors beat writer Connor Letourneau to discuss the strength of this draft, some of the top prospects and what could make sense for Golden State.
22 min
87
Could Giannis Antetokounmpo be a Warrior?
Matt Velazquez — the Bucks beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — joins Warriors beat writer Connor Letourneau to go in-depth on Giannis Antetokounmpo's future and the chances of him landing with Golden State.
29 min
88
PR Guru Ray Ridder
The Warriors’ vice president of communications sat down with Connor Letourneau at the team hotel outside San Antonio to discuss his career path, the importance of storytelling, fielding media requests for an NBA dynasty and more.
28 min
89
The Art of Storytelling With Bleacher Report's ...
Bleacher Report staff writer Mirin Fader joined Warriors beat writer Connor Letourneau on the phone to discuss her winding career path, approach to storytelling, experiences with the Ball family and much, much more.
36 min
90
Bob Fitzgerald on a Transitional Season
Bob Fitzgerald — the Warriors' longtime TV play-by-play man — sits down with beat writer Connor Letourneau to discuss his relationship with new color commentator Kelena Azubuike, what the Warriors can get out of this transitional season, Marquese Chriss’ development and some of Fitzgerald’s favorite players to cover over the years.
40 min
91
Tim Roye puts Warriors' Struggles in Perspective
Tim Roye — the Warriors' legendary play-by-play man — sits down with beat writer Connor Letourneau at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte to discuss Golden State's jarring start, Eric Paschall’s Rookie of the Year candidacy and his all-time favorite Warriors.
27 min
92
How Did the Warriors Miss on Kendrick Nunn?
Santa Cruz Warriors play-by-play broadcaster Kevin Danna joins beat writer Connor Letourneau to discuss former Santa Cruz guard and current NBA Rookie of the Year candidate Kendrick Nunn, two-way contracts and much more.
40 min
93
Who Are the Young Building Blocks?
Sports enterprise writer Ron Kroichick joins beat writer Connor Letourneau to break down a disastrous start to the season and look at what it could mean for 2020-21.
22 min
94
The Warriors Without Curry
Sportswriter Rusty Simmons joins beat writer Connor Letourneau to break down the aftermath of Friday's news that Stephen Curry will miss at least three months with a broken bone in his left hand.
26 min
95
The Stephen Curry Injury
Sports features writer Ron Kroichick joins beat writer Connor Letourneau to discuss the Warriors' disastrous loss to the Suns in which Stephen Curry broke a bone in his left hand.
20 min
96
Warriors Season Preview
Sportswriter Ron Kroichick joins beat writer Connor Letourneau to discuss the Warriors' best- and worst-case scenarios, as well as look at some preseason superlatives.
29 min
97
Marquese Chriss and John Oliver
John Oliver is suddenly a Marquese Chriss fan. Warriors beat writer Connor Letourneau sits down with the center who reacts to the HBO host's shtick, opens up about his push for a 15-man roster spot, and addresses his chaotic tenure with the Suns.
14 min
98
Stephen Curry Leads a Young Team
Stephen Curry talks about his leadership style, adjusting to a new-look roster, an offseason focused on self-preservation and the return of his favorite bodyguard, Ralph Walker.
16 min
99
Zaza Pachulia, The Businessman
Warriors consultant and former center Zaza Pachulia sits down with beat writer Connor Letourneau to discuss his new role with team, his friendship with Klay Thompson and much, much more.
29 min
100
Media Day
Warriors beat writer Connor Letourneau, features writer Ron Kroichick and columnist Ann Killion discuss their takeaways from Warriors Media Day. On the agenda: Reactions to Willie Cauley-Stein's injury, Steve Kerr's challenge, DeAngelo Russell's eagerness to fit in.
25 min