Player News - Warriors

Date: Team: Pos:

The Warriors have signed Scott Wood to a training camp deal.

He's the 20th and final player on the training camp roster for Golden State. The former N.C. State forward averaged 8.5 points in Spain last season and shot 41.1 percent from deep, but he will likely end up in the D-League or head back overseas.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 24 - 10:31 AM

General manager Bob Myers hinted the Warriors could rest their players during the regular season.

Meyers made an analogy to a marathon and said it's important to have the energy left for the last five miles. "I think we all have to take, us and the organization, have to take the approach that it's a long road," Myers said. "We gotta have some juice [late in the season]." The Warriors have 17 back-to-back sets this year, so there's a very good chance the stars rest for a handful of those games. Kevin Durant may have a bit of risk, but he's still just too go to let him fall out of the top half of the first round.
Sep 22 - 9:18 PM

Kevon Looney (hip surgery) is "good to go" for training camp according to Warriors GM Bob Myers.

He was cleared for contact back in August and it sounds like he's close to 100 percent. Looney is a versatile forward and should be able to contribute this season after appearing in just five games in 2015-16, but his role will be limited behind Draymond Green and David West.
Sep 22 - 5:31 PM

Steve Kerr isn't worried about Kevin Durant's ability to adjust to the Warriors, saying, "He's going to fit right into our style."

Kerr emphasized that the Olympics were a good opportunity for Durant to get comfortable with some key teammates. "I think Kevin and Klay [Thompson] played very well together," Kerr said. "The three of them–with Draymond [Green]–just having been together for a month and playing together every day and getting to know each other a little better, I think that will all help." Durant should get more assists to help offset any dip in scoring, and he remains a rock-solid top-four pick this season.
Sep 21 - 7:17 PM

Steve Kerr said that JaVale McGee "has a real chance" to make the Warriors' roster this season.

"We'll see how he plays in camp," Kerr said. "But he comes highly recommended by Andre [Iguodala] ... He’s playing with a talented group of players and a really good environment … in which there’s nobody like him on the roster." Even if McGee does make the roster, he's a dubious fantasy option with Zaza Pachulia, Draymond Green and Anderson Varejao all in the mix for center minutes.
Sep 21 - 7:11 PM

When asked about Stephen Curry's health, coach Steve Kerr said it's important to get him rest.

We don't have the full context here, but it's an interesting comment to make in September. In the regular season, Curry only missed one game in the 2016 portion of the season and six games in the postseason. With the Warriors less likely to chase 73 wins, the probability of Curry getting some rest late does increase. He's still a top-four pick regardless for standard leagues.
Sep 21 - 6:00 PM

Stephen Curry said that he still hasn't gotten over the Warrior's Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers during last year's Finals.

"That’s something that will stay with me pretty much forever, for good and bad reasons," said Curry. "Obviously you hated the feeling, but it’s also a motivator to come back even stronger and try not to have that feeling again. I’m at that point now where I can try to fuel any kind of terrible nightmares or thoughts about Game 7 into motivation for how I’m going to prepare myself for this year." Curry could see a minor dip in production as he concedes some touches to Kevin Durant this year, but he'll still make for a quality top-3 selection on draft day.
Source: USA Today
Sep 21 - 1:04 PM

The Warriors have reportedly extended the contract of GM Bob Myers.

Myers was also promoted to President of Basketball Operations, which was an incredibly easy decision for the Dubs after Myers helped bring in the players that led to a championship in 2015, and also played a key role in recruiting Kevin Durant this offseason. Additionally, Jerry West's contract with the Warriors is due to expire at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, although both sides report they have every intention of continuing their relationship for at least another three years.
Sep 21 - 12:31 PM

The Warriors signed JaVale McGee to a training camp deal this week.

In addition to McGee, the Warriors also signed G Phil Pressey, G Cameron Jones and F Elgin Cook to deals this week. The Warriors do have a roster spot up for grabs, so you have to like to McGee's chances of making the final roster considering how much they need a rim protector. If McGee makes it past camp, his role will likely be limited given his injury history.
Source: Real GM
Sep 17 - 12:54 PM

Damian Jones (pectoral) said he feels a little behind due to his injury.

This isn't a surprise because he hasn't really been able to do anything basketball related since his pectoral injury. Additionally, he said his pectoral tear was a rupture, so that suggests he's going to be out for a long time. Jones also said this was his first surgery of his life, so it took some getting used to. The Warriors don't have a lot of depth this year, which means we might see Jones get out there at some point. He's not the greatest target in even deep Dynasty leagues, though.
Sep 14 - 3:32 PM

The Warriors have signed F Elgin Cook to a training camp deal.

Cook went undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, but he did suit up for the Kings during summer league where he compiled averages of 6.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. He's a long shot to make the regular-season roster. The Warriors also finalized their training camp deals with JaVale McGee, Cameron Jones and Phil Pressey.
Sep 14 - 10:42 AM

Damian Jones (pectoral) is scheduled to meet with a doctor this week.

The rookie center isn't expected to be ready for training camp, and this report adds that a late preseason target date sounds "overly optimistic." He has progressed to some "upper body stuff" and some stretching, but hasn't been able to do anything on the court yet. He's someone to keep an eye on in dynasty leagues, but he won't have immediate fantasy value behind Zaza Pachulia and Anderson Varejao.
Sep 12 - 1:42 PM

Kevon Looney (hip surgery) has added 20 pounds of muscle to his frame this summer.

He's been training two times a day five times a week, and he's said to be on track for training camp. He was cleared for contact two weeks ago and played in a two-on-two game this week, his first since the surgery. The Warriors made a lot of changes this summer and Looney could crack the rotation, but he's just someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues for now.
Sep 11 - 9:36 AM

Kevon Looney (hip surgery) is on track to return to basketball activities by the start of training camp.

"I'm really eager," he said. "I’ve been watching, running and doing drills now for what feels like two years. To be able to get on the court and actually be healthy, I’m really excited for that." Looney will have to prove he can stay healthy in order to emerge with any kind of value—both in reality and fantasy—this season.
Sep 10 - 3:40 PM

Patrick McCaw said he felt like he was the No. 1 pick for the 2016 draft.

"You couldn’t tell me otherwise," McCaw said. On pure talent, McCaw is up there was one of the best wings in the draft, but some off-court concerns caused him to slide to the Warriors at 38. He's potentially an elite steals guy and can hit a ton of treys for the Warriors, so he'll be on the radar if the Warriors lose wing depth this season.
Sep 9 - 5:31 PM


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