Jermaine O'Neal is contemplating season-ending surgery on his right (shooting) wrist according to the Associated Press.
While that doesn't sound great we're pretty sure O'Neal wants to be along for the playoff ride, and as long as he's not hurting the team he's a solid bet to grind it out. The situation could ensure that Draymond Green gets 25 minutes per night going forward, and from there the Warriors will turn to Hilton Armstrong and Marreese Speights to backup Andrew Bogut.
Brandan Wright (shoulder) could make his debut in Saturday's game against the Bucks.
The Mavericks are off Thursday and Friday and it would be a welcomed sight after DeJuan Blair and Samuel Dalembert didn't play well on Wednesday at Golden State. Wright has some terrific upside for his blocks, but there is quite a bit of risk associated with picking him up considering the fluidity at the center position for Dallas.
Anthony Tolliver was a DNP-CD (coach's decision) on Wednesday night.
He played 34 minutes on Monday, but he didn't get any playing time with Jeff Taylor back in the lineup. Tolliver has been apprehensive in scoring that ball all year and the addition of Chris Douglas-Roberts isn't a vote of confidence. Those that picked him up can cut him loose.
Klay Thompson hit just 3-of-14 shots (all 3-pointers) for 11 points, three rebounds and one assist in Wednesday's comeback win over the Mavericks.
Thompson came in hot, scoring 22 and 30 points on 21-of-38 shooting with seven 3-pointers over his last two games, but couldn't get his jumper working on Wednesday. He'll bounce back from this one and despite a couple duds over his last five, is still averaging 18 points and 3.2 3-pointers during that stretch.
Stephen Curry hit 13-of-25 shots and six 3-pointers on his way to 33 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and eight turnovers in Wednesday's exciting comeback win over the Mavericks.
The Warriors were down all night and Curry's late heroics resulted in yet another unlikely win. They did the same thing last Tuesday against the Raptors, and while tonight's win wasn't quite as dramatic, it was just as impressive, considering the Warriors were down 55-44 at halftime to a good team. Curry is having a fabulous season, as expected, and the fact the Warriors pulled this one off on a night when Klay Thompson hit just 3-of-14 shots tells you just how good Curry is. He's regrettably committed eight turnovers in two of his last four games, but is still averaging just 4.8 of them over his last five, despite that fact.
Andrew Bogut had six points, a season-high 18 rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes of Wednesday's thrilling, comeback win over the Mavericks.
This was Bogut's best regular-season rebounding game since February of 2011 and he's finally healthy for the first time in years. He's not scoring much, but his averages of 7.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 26 minutes and 67 percent shooting over his last five games mean that he should be owned and started in almost all fantasy leagues.
Harrison Barnes hit just 6-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in Wednesday's thrilling win over the Mavericks.
Barnes is loving life without Andre Iguodala (hamstring) and is averaging 14.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting over his last five games. His starting days should be coming to an end soon with Iguodala due back from his injury in the near future, but Barnes should still hold some fantasy value even coming off the GSW bench.
Shawn Marion scored 12 points with nine boards, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.
He's no longer the stud he used to be, but Marion is putting up fifth-round value on the season and should be owned in all leagues. The Matrix's 2005-06 season is the only time a player in the history of the NBA had season averages of a double-double with one steal, one block and one 3-pointer. He won't be that good, but his owners should trust him enough to keep him on their roster.