Stories from Grant Cohn

The top defender won’t be available for critical game before series shifts back to Houston.
Green was the MVP of the Pelicans series on offense and defense, but can’t affect the Rockets the same way.
Competition for playoff spot will be out of team’s reach this season, so they’re staying the course.
Houston likely will be the strongest opponent Steve Kerr’s team has faced in any playoff series.
Offseason program will settle a lot of the issues and questions about roster.
The team's ragged finish to regular season had coach Steve Kerr worried.
The two-time MVP got medical clearance to return to play for the first time in 39 days.
Team’s worst decision in draft was trading up to pick Dante Pettis instead of addressing their need at cornerback.
GM John Lynch made smart moves late in last April’s draft after missteps at the top of the list.
The 49ers general manager addressed the team’s plans for linebacker Reuben Foster, who is facing domestic violence accusations