Player News - Warriors

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Draymond Green racked up 16 points, four 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 27 minutes on Sunday, helping Golden State earn a 1-0 series lead.

Green began the game with a barrage of 3-pointers and it took some second-half foul trouble to slow him down. He said after the game that his matchup vs. Zach Randolph and the Grizzlies' frontcourt "wasn't as physical as [he] thought it'd be," and Golden State should cruise in the series if Green can turn the matchup in their favor.
May 3 - 7:36 PM

Stephen Curry will be named MVP for the 2014-15 season, according to CSN Bay Area.

An official announcement is expected to be made this week, possibly as soon as Monday, and it makes sense for him to receive the award prior to Tuesday's Game 2 vs. the Grizzlies. Curry averaged only 32.7 minutes per game this season, yet he beat out MVP candidates like James Harden and LeBron James by leading his team to a league-best 67-15 record. He averaged 23.8 points, 3.6 triples, 4.3 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 2.0 steals during the regular season, and has somehow been even better in the playoffs. Congrats, Steph.
May 3 - 7:18 PM

Andrew Bogut didn't do much statistically through his 24 minutes of action on Sunday, scoring just four points on 2-of-3 shooting, to go with six rebounds, one assist and two steals.

There was a point early in the game where Bogut gingerly walked to the bench after a substitution holding his lower-back area, but he continued to play through the pain, although it did seem to affect his lateral speed. The Warriors absolutely need Bogut's size to compete with Memphis' imposing frontcourt, so we'd expect him to play in Game 2 on Tuesday, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. Expect another update on Bogut following Tuesday's shootaround.
May 3 - 6:59 PM

Harrison Barnes did not miss a single shot during Sunday's Game 1 victory over Memphis, scoring 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting (2-of-2 from the stripe), to go with three rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and one block over 25 minutes.

Barnes is the Warriors' X-factor, and he finished Sunday's win with a plus/minus rating of plus-18. He does a little bit of everything for Golden State, and through the first five games of the playoffs he's compiled averages of 9.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 three-pointers, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. Those numbers, however, aren't really cutting it for ownership in standard leagues.
May 3 - 6:51 PM

David Lee made his postseason debut during Sunday's Game 1 win over the Grizzlies, logging four minutes of action and finishing with two assists with no other statistics to his credit.

Lee missed all three of his shot attempts, and it appears he's going to be brought along slowly after sitting out their first-round series with a lower back strain. Draymond Green is running the show at the power forward position for Golden State, leaving Lee and Marreese Speights to fight for reserve minutes in the Warriors rotation. At best, Lee may be able to see around 13 minutes of action, so he's not going to be a fantasy factor throughout the postseason.
May 3 - 6:39 PM

Klay Thompson again got some heavy run for the Warriors during Sunday's Game 1 victory over the Grizzlies, scoring 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting, with six assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and four turnovers over 38 minutes.

Klay's minutes have risen this postseason, and so has his scoring. He's averaging 23.6 points, 3.6 three-pointers, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.0 block and 2.2 turnovers per game through 38 minutes of action through the first five games of the playoffs, and he shows no signs of slowing down. With the way this game went, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Dubs advance to the Western Conference Finals with a sweep of the Grizzlies.
May 3 - 6:32 PM

Stephen Curry put up a game-high 22 points during Sunday's Game 1 win over the Grizzlies, adding seven assists, four 3-pointers, four steals, two rebounds and four turnovers through 38 minutes of action.

The Warriors won their 21st straight game at Oracle Arena on Sunday, which is now the longest home-game winning streak in Warriors franchise history. Nick Calathes is nowhere near the defender that Mike Conley is, so Curry should have much trouble at all dismantling Memphis' defense. Through the first five games of the playoffs, Curry has compiled averages of 31.4 points, 7.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 4.8 three-pointers, and 1.8 steals per game. Stud.
May 3 - 6:16 PM

Head coach Steve Kerr said that Draymond Green's ankle has shown improvement this week.

The Warriors have been off since Apr 25, so some improvement was inevitable. Green was fantastic in the Warriors' series against the Pelicans, averaging 15.8 points, 12.8 boards, 6.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 2.5 steals and 1.5 3-pointers per game. He will draw a tough matchup against Zach Randolph and the Grizzlies, but Green will be up for the challenge.
May 3 - 2:00 PM

Ognjen Kuzmic sprained his ankle and will be re-evaluated in one week.

He wasn't in the rotation and the Warriors are really tightening it up in their frontcourt. Draymond Green played more minutes than any Warrior in the first round and he will be a huge piece for the second round.
May 2 - 3:18 PM

Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers has been named the 2014-15 Executive of the Year.

Probably Myers greatest move this offseason was one that he didn't make, in refusing to include Klay Thompson in any deal that would have netted the Dubs Kevin Love. He also hired Steve Kerr, and compiled a roster that won 67 games this season, securing the No. 1 seed out West. Myers will become just the second GM in Warriors history to come away with Executive of the Year honors, the first being Dick Vertlieb who compiled the 1974-75 title team.
May 1 - 12:17 PM

Stephen Curry returned to the Warriors' practice on Tuesday.

Curry had an excused absence from Monday's practice, but he got back to business on Tuesday. He'll be ready to go for their second-round series against either the Grizzlies or the Trail Blazers.
Apr 28 - 4:06 PM

Stephen Curry had an excused absence from practice on Monday.

He's not injured and may have just earned some time off. The Warriors will start playing again on Sunday at the earliest or it could be later if the Blazers can win three in a row.
Apr 27 - 2:22 PM

David Lee is expected to return for the second round of the playoffs.

"It's a team that plays big and that we're going to need every big on the roster ready to go, myself included," Lee said. Lee was actually available for Game 4 on an emergency basis, but now he's good to go in any capacity. The team's highest-paid player will continue to play a support role as the rest of the club has taken off without him.
Apr 27 - 10:22 AM

James Michael McAdoo has been sent down for another D-League stint.

McAdoo will be playing in the D-League championship for the Santa Cruz Warriors on Sunday, so this isn't really surprising. McAdoo will likely return to the first team soon, but he won't be in the rotation as long as Draymond Green, Marreese Speights and David Lee are active.
Apr 26 - 10:06 AM

Stephen Curry led the Warriors to a 4-0 series sweep during a 109-98 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, scoring 39 points with eight rebounds, nine assists, one steal and six 3-pointers.

He sure is putting those extra minutes to good use. In the four games in the playoffs, Curry averaged 33.8 points, 5.3 boards, 7.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 5.0 treys in 39.8 minutes per game. His 20 treys in this series set an NBA record for a sweep. The Warriors look unbeatable right now and they'll get the winner of the Grizzlies-Blazers series.
Apr 25 - 10:53 PM


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