Player News - Warriors

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Kevin Durant (knee) will have minutes restrictions if he is cleared to return to the court.

"It’s something we’ll consult the training staff on," head coach Steve Kerr said. "I imagine we’ll ease him back by playing him shorter minutes to start, so he can build up his rhythm and his conditioning." Durant's timetable is still murky, but he's scheduled to be re-evaluated by team doctors in less than a week and it sounds like there's a good chance he will return before the end of the regular season. Durant has been seen running wind sprints, shooting jumpers and even dunking, but his return will likely come when most fantasy seasons have concluded.
Source: SF Gate
Mar 27 - 10:12 AM

Klay Thompson dropped a game-high 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting on Sunday, going 7-of-11 from deep with two rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 35 minutes.

Klay struggled on Friday with eight points on 3-of-14 shooting, but otherwise he's been on fire -- excluding that dud, he's averaging 27.7 points and 5.3 triples on 57.1 percent shooting over his previous six games. He single-handedly won the 3-point category for plenty of owners this week, making a ridiculous 21 treys.
Mar 26 - 11:03 PM

Stephen Curry stole the ball four times on Sunday to go along with 21 points, 11 assists, five 3-pointers and one rebound in 36 minutes.

The Grizzlies' defense keyed in against Curry tonight, and he did commit five turnovers, but he found ways to earn his team another victory -- they've won seven straight. In other positive news, Steve Kerr said prior to the game that he doesn't intend to rest any of his main starters players during back-to-back games on Tuesday (at Houston) and Wednesday (at San Antonio).
Mar 26 - 11:01 PM

Andre Iguodala had a hyper-efficient game on Sunday, making 7-of-8 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs with two 3-pointers for 20 points, while adding seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers.

Iguodala logged 32 minutes tonight and he's been critical to the Warriors' success since Kevin Durant went down. For what it's worth, Steve Kerr didn't explicitly rule out resting Iguodala over the next week, which includes a back-to-back set vs. the Spurs and Rockets. He has been awesome lately, and owners should simply monitor his status prior to each of Golden State's games.
Mar 26 - 11:00 PM

Patrick McCaw started Sunday's game but he failed to score in 13 minutes, missing his only shot attempt with one rebound, one assist and one steal.

The rookie is serving as a place-holder with Kevin Durant (knee) out of commission, and he's been unimpressive from a fantasy point of view. In 15 starts he's averaging just 6.7 points, 0.8 threes, 2.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks. He's an intriguing guy to own in dynasty leagues, but that's about it.
Mar 26 - 10:58 PM

Stephen Curry handed out a season-high 12 assists during a 114-100 win over the Kings on Friday, adding 27 points, seven rebounds, six steals and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

The Warriors assists were all over the place early with 20 in the first half, which was the second straight time they did so in the first half. As for Curry, he also made his 277th triple this season for the third most in NBA history -- he has the first and second most. Not that anyone should've been worried about Curry's shooting slump, but now he's made 52.5 percent from deep with 5.3 treys per game over his last four outings. Expect a big finish until the Warriors lock up their top seed.
Mar 25 - 3:24 AM

Draymond Green scored a season-high 23 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers against the Kings on Friday.

It's just his fourth 20-plus scoring game of the season. Green has scored in single digits for each of his last four games, which was somewhat surprising due to how he did have some added usage while Kevin Durant (knee) was out. Green's assists have still been great and the Warriors handed out 37 dimes in this win. The Warriors still only have a 2.5 game lead over the Spurs, so they may not rest too many games until they lock up the No. 1 seed.
Mar 25 - 3:17 AM

Andre Iguodala scored nine points with one rebound, three assists and no turnovers in 27 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

He did go to the locker room in the last few minutes, but the game was over. Iguodala did not give much indication he was going to miss time, so he should be fine for Sunday. Although, the Warriors will likely rest him again at some point.
Mar 25 - 3:10 AM

Andre Iguodala (hip) is not on the injury report for Friday against the Kings.

After missing the last game on Tuesday, Iguodala could be back for this home game. The Warriors are not on a back-to-bac set, but they really won't need Iggy as 18-point favorites tonight.
Mar 24 - 3:47 PM

Kevin Durant (knee) was doing some full-court sprints at shootaround on Friday.

He was also doing some dribbling moves and some shooting. Durant is coming along faster than expected and it may not be long before he's taking on some contact. There still is no timetable, but a return in early April seems feasible.
Mar 24 - 2:53 PM

Coach Steve Kerr said that Kevin Durant (knee) continues to take encouraging steps in his rehab.

Kerr told reporters that Durant "did a little more" on Thursday, including some lateral movement. Kerr also said that Durant would be re-evaluated by doctors next Thursday and the team would provide their "first real update" at the end of next week. It's quite possible KD appears in some regular seasons games next month, but the Warriors will likely limit his minutes if he is able to suit up.
Mar 24 - 10:53 AM

Kevin Durant (knee) went through some 5-on-0 drills at practice on Thursday.

He was wearing a knee brace for some of his shooting drills and there is no word of him taking on contact yet. On Wednesday, ESPN reported Durant could be back for part of the regular season, so the news today coincides with that. KD is likely going to travel with the team and could be re-evaulated next week. If you can afford to stash KD, it makes some sense.
Mar 23 - 3:31 PM

Kevon Looney has been sent down to the D-League.

Looney is a non-factor in the Dubs rotation while they're at full strength, so no fantasy impact here.
Mar 22 - 7:14 PM

Kevin Durant's (knee) progress has the Warriors hopeful he can return before end of regular season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

KD is doing some on-court work these days, but he still doesn't have a target date. He was expected to miss four weeks, which means his original target window will be at the end of this month. The Warriors would likely ease KD back in and perhaps do so in the first round of the postseason. If you're going to stash him, there's a decent chance he won't make much of an impact upon his return.
Mar 22 - 4:16 PM

Ian Clark came off the bench and hit 8-of-16 shots for 18 points, four rebounds and a steal in 29 minutes of Tuesday's blowout win over the Mavericks.

Clark went off for 36 points on March 11 in a game when Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant were all out, and saw some extra run with Andre Iguodala (hip) in street clothes tonight. Any time the Warriors are resting guys, Clark looks like the best bet for success. Patrick McCaw started and scored 10 points with a decent stat line, but Clark is probably the guy to keep a closer eye on, but only when some studs are sitting.
Mar 21 - 11:59 PM


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