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Festus Ezeli | Center

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: Vanderbilt
Contract: view contract details

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Festus Ezeli (ankle) could be cleared to return to practice soon.
He has been out since Dec. 23 so it will be good to see him back in uniform. However, now that David Lee and Andrew Bogut are healthy, Ezeli won't be in the rotation anytime soon. Leave Ezeli on the wire. Jan 19 - 8:13 PM

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Festus Ezeli (ankle) will not play on Monday against the Nuggets.

The Warriors don't need him now that David Lee and Andrew Bogut are back. Ezeli can be dropped basically everywhere.
Jan 19 - 3:27 PM

Festus Ezeli (ankle) will not play on Tuesday against the Jazz.

He wouldn't have been in the rotation anyway with Andrew Bogut (illness) back and Marreese Speights playing well. Ezeli can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Jan 13 - 7:51 PM

Festus Ezeli (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

He had a very limited role with the Warriors even when they were decimated by injuries, so Ezeli can continue to be ignored in almost all leagues.
Jan 7 - 1:41 PM

Festus Ezeli (ankle) will not play against the Thunder on Monday.

It'll be Marreese Speights in the starting lineup again with Andrew Bogut (knee) also out for this one. Ezeli doesn't get any minutes even with Bogut out, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 5 - 2:48 PM

Festus Ezeli (ankle) does not have a timetable for a return but he is progressing well.

He has a very limited role in Golden State, so even if he was healthy he should still be ignored in almost all leagues. We will pass along further updates as needed, and Marreese Speight will continue to start for the time being.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:04:00 PM

Festus Ezeli (ankle) will not play on Tuesday night against the 76ers.

He was in a walking boot over the weekend and is not back at practice yet. Ezeli was only playing 15.4 minutes per game in his seven starts this season, so he doesn't even have much fantasy value while Bogut is out.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 03:51:00 PM

An MRI on Festus Ezeli's ankle revealed a sprain, and he will be in a walking boot for the next three days.

Ezeli will be re-evaluated on Monday, but his status shouldn't mean much to owners in standard leagues. Marreese Speights and David Lee will continue to split minutes at the center spot with both Ezeli and Andrew Bogut (knee) unavailable.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:40:00 PM

Festus Ezeli (ankle) has been ruled out for the Warriors Christmas Day game vs. the Clippers, and either Marreese Speights or David Lee will start in his place.

X-rays on Ezeli's ankle came back negative, and he's scheduled to get an MRI on Friday. Ezeli has been starting for the Dubs, but hasn't been doing enough to warrant consideration in most leagues. The Warriors may be forced to give Lee some extended run tonight, and he and Speights look like quality plug-and-play options.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 02:30:00 PM

Festus Ezeli (ankle) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Thursday night.

The Warriors could be without their top two centers and may have to call upon Marreese Speights to move into the starting lineup. They have used David Lee at center in some spots, so he would likely get a little extra run, too. Ezeli isn't worth owning in most leagues even with Andrew Bogut (knee) out.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Festus Ezeli tweaked his ankle on Tuesday against the Lakers, finishing with 10 points, two boards and one assist in 14 minutes.

Coach Steve Kerr said after the game that Ezeli was OK so we will leave him off of the injury report for now. Ezeli isn't seeing a lot of playing time even with Andrew Bogut (knee) sidelined, however, meaning owners in standard leagues can look the other way.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 01:45:00 AM

Festus Ezeli scored a career-high 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes on Monday against the Kings.

Ezeli flashed some good post moves tonight but he needs to show up more consistently before we can recommend an add.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 02:35:00 AM

Festus Ezeli had four points, six rebounds, two blocks and one turnover in his second consecutive start on Sunday, playing 20 minutes in Andrew Bogut's absence.

Ezeli didn't have any assists or steals in Golden State's road win vs. the Pelicans. He's worth looking at as a temporary source of boards and blocks, but isn't worth a pickup in most formats with Bogut day-to-day.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:19:00 PM

Festus Ezeli will start at center on Wednesday with Andrew Bogut out with a knee injury.

Marreese Speights figures to do the bulk of the work in the paint for the Warriors tonight, while Bogut is day-to-day with his injury.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:51:00 PM

The Warriors will pick up C Festus Ezeli's contract for the 2015-16 season, according to Yahoo Sports.

Ezeli will earn $2.0 million next season, a relative pittance since he projects as the Warriors' backup center behind injury-prone Andrew Bogut. Marreese Speights and Ognjen Kuzmic give coach Steve Kerr a modicum of depth but Ezeli is the team's preferred reserve, giving him a shred of value in the deepest of leagues.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 04:18:00 AM

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PF1Draymond Green
2David Lee
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C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
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