Player News - Warriors

Date: Team: Pos:

David Lee's (hamstring) re-evaluation will now take place on Friday rather than Thursday.

Lee went through some 5-on-0 portions of Wednesday's practice, and he was expected to be re-evaluated today, but that will have to wait another day. He's likely going to be eased back into the rotation, so owners still holding on will need to be patient upon his initial return.
Nov 20 - 5:42 PM

David Lee (hamstring) went through 5-on-0 portions of practice on Wednesday.

He is going to be re-evaluated on Thursday, but is still expected to miss the next week. Lee will likely have his minutes monitored and he's likely lost his starting job to Draymond Green. It does make some sense to stash Lee, but he's probably not a top-50 player upon his return.
Nov 19 - 3:57 PM

Steve Kerr said Marreese Speights is "going to play a lot" for the Warriors.

Speights has seized the backup center role and has run with it. "He's earned that backup role," Kerr said. Speights dropped 24 points and nine rebounds in just 20 minutes (8-of-11 shooting) against the Lakers on Sunday, and he's playing with extreme confidence under his new head coach. "He's my new favorite player, Mo Speights," Kerr added. Speights improved his work ethic during the offseason, and that work has translated to results for both Speights and the Warriors.
Nov 17 - 11:25 AM

Klay Thompson played only 29 minutes in Sunday's easy win vs. the Lakers, but he still finished with 18 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and a career-high three blocks.

Thompson and Steph Curry are living up to their 'Splash Brothers' nickname, and they're on pace to become the first teammates to average at least 24.0 points per game since Dwyane Wade and LeBron James did it in 2010-11. Thompson himself is averaging career-highs in every single category except rebounds (3.3), and congratulations are in order if you snagged him outside of the top-40 on draft day.
Nov 17 - 12:23 AM

Andre Iguodala scored 10 points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and two steals in just 21 minutes on Sunday, in his second double-digit scoring game of the season.

The Warriors lead the NBA in both pace and fastbreak points, and they rank third in 3-pointers per game. The result is a league-leading 1.33 points per shot, and enough offense to give solid fantasy value to guys like Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes, in addition to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Iguodala has been conspicuously quiet in a bench role and tonight's result was fueled by a high-scoring blowout win, so he should stay on the waiver wire until further notice.
Nov 17 - 12:20 AM

Marreese Speights blew up in Sunday's easy win vs. the Lakers, scoring 24 points on 8-of-11 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs with nine rebounds in just 20 minutes of action.

Speights tied his season high with 16 points in the first half alone, benefiting from the Lakers' utter lack of interior defense. He didn't have any assists, steals or blocks tonight, and is only worth a look if you need scoring and rebounding in deep leagues.
Nov 17 - 12:14 AM

Andrew Bogut double-doubled in just 21 minutes on Sunday, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds in the Warriors' blowout road win in L.A.

Bogut made 7-of-9 field goals and chipped in four assists and one block, providing a solid fantasy line despite limited minutes. He's as healthy as he's ever been and has returned top-60 value at this early point in the season, though he's unlikely to help fantasy owners beyond the typical big-man categories of FG%, rebounds and blocks.
Nov 17 - 12:13 AM

Stephen Curry piled up 30 points, five 3-pointers, four rebounds, 15 assists and one steal in just 30 minutes of action vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

Curry sat out the entire fourth quarter and could have had an even gaudier line if this wasn't a blowout, as Golden State led by 36 points after just three quarters (115-79). Steph has been the second-most-valuable player in fantasy leagues this season, trailing only the transcendent Anthony Davis, and there's no reason to think Curry will slow down. Golden State plays just two games in three of the next seven weeks but they make up for it with a terrific schedule during fantasy playoffs.
Nov 17 - 12:08 AM

Draymond Green scored just seven points with six rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

The line isn't great, but a player with a usage rate of only 18.6 isn't going to light it up every night. However, it's interesting to see the drastic upward trend in his minutes. Green played 13.4 in 2012-13, 21.9 in 2013-14 and he's at 32.6 this season. Green also has a remarkable 69.0 effective field goal percentage on his 29 catch-and-shoot attempts. He's been a top-30 player in the past two weeks and could be top 50 all season.
Nov 16 - 10:47 AM

Marreese Speights gave the Warriors a huge lift off of the bench on Saturday, finishing with 13 points, six boards, two assists and a steal in just 15 minutes.

While these are fantastic numbers for such limited minutes, owners need to be aware of the fact that David Lee (hamstring) should be back very shortly. In the meantime, deep league owners can continue to roll the dice on Speights for short-term value, as he has been excellent under new coach Steve Kerr.
Nov 16 - 10:16 AM

Klay Thompson knocked down four 3-pointers in Saturday's win vs. Charlotte, finishing with 21 points, five assists, four boards, three steals and one block.

His contract isn't looking so bad after all as Thompson is showing that he was worth every penny of that $70 million extension. He and Stephen Curry have been arguably the best backcourt in the NBA this season and there are no signs of them slowing down anytime soon.
Nov 16 - 2:00 AM

Stephen Curry finished Saturday's win vs. Charlotte with a cool 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go with nine assists, five boards, one steal and three 3-pointers.

Currently the best fantasy point guard so far this season, Curry kept it rolling against Charlotte and owners have to love what they are seeing from him so far this season. The Warriors have looked like one of the best teams in the NBA so far this season, and Curry obviously has a lot to do with it.
Nov 16 - 1:56 AM

Andrew Bogut was huge for the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting while adding nine boards, two assists and a steal in just 22 minutes.

He gave the Warriors a boost and made his presence felt all over the court. Bogut likely won't play big minutes during the season as he is prone to injury, but he has shown that he can be effective in limited action. However, he is still a must-start player at least until David Lee (hamstring) returns.
Nov 16 - 1:49 AM

Harrison Barnes dropped 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting in just 23 minutes on Saturday, adding four boards, one assist and three 3-pointers.

Don't look now but Barnes is starting to find his groove with the Warriors. He has scored over 10 points in his last four games and has finally shown some aggression that been severely lacking upon entering the NBA. However, Barnes may lose a lot of value when David Lee (hamstring) returns so owners in standard leagues should use a cautious approach here.
Nov 16 - 1:43 AM

Justin Holiday and Ognjen Kuzmic have been recalled by the Warriors from the D-League.

They will likely ride the pine until their next trip to the D-League, so they can both be safely ignored in almost all leagues.
Nov 15 - 1:54 PM

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