Player News - Warriors

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Kevon Looney could enter the rotation for the Warriors with David West (thumb) expected to miss two weeks.

"We’ll see," head coach Steve Kerr said. "You may see [Kevon] Looney, you may see us change our rotation a little bit. We’ll have to talk about it." While Looney is the favorite to see a bump in minutes, the Warriors could also turn to JaVale McGee, Anderson Varejao or Damion Jones on any given night. West was only averaging 11.5 minutes per game on the season, so there's not much fantasy value here anyways.
Jan 19 - 10:44 AM

Andre Iguodala had another nice game on Wednesday, swiping four steals to go along with six points, five assists and two rebounds in 25 minutes.

The 13-year veteran is quietly having a phenomenal month of January, scoring 7.3 points on 62.5 percent shooting with 1.0 threes, 3.7 boards, 3.6 assists and 0.7 steals. He's a combined 7-of-11 from deep in that span. It's inevitable that he'll cool off, but he's getting a ton of easy shot attempts and is at least worth some attention in deeper leagues.
Jan 19 - 1:39 AM

Klay Thompson (personal) started Wednesday's game and finished with 14 points, five boards, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes of action.

Thompson's status was a roller-coaster throughout the day. He was initially ruled out after flying to Portland to be with his ill grandfather, but he was later deemed 'questionable' and then 'probable'. Thompson's stats this season are remarkably similar to last year, including an identical 17.3 shots per game, and he's still returning fourth-round value despite the surplus of talented scorers in Golden State.
Jan 19 - 1:38 AM

Kevin Durant was phenomenal against his former team on Wednesday, scoring a season-high 40 points (13-of-16 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs) with 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and five 3-pointers.

"It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant said prior to the game. "I'm sure it will [be emotional]. It's people I've been with for so long and to see them again, yeah, they'll be some emotions. But I've still got a job to do." He did his job at an MVP level tonight, playing with a little extra juice against Russell Westbrook and co., and he continues to hold off all challengers for No. 1 fantasy value in 9-cat leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 19 - 1:38 AM

David West has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his left thumb, and he will be reevaluated in two weeks.

The injury was initially called a bruise, but X-rays revealed a more serious issue. The Warriors' frontcourt gets even thinner without him, and they're likely to turn to Kevon Looney while emphasizing more small-ball lineups featuring Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and Ian Clark. The Warriors may also rely more on their big men, and there's no clear-cut fantasy winner in this situation.

Klay Thompson (personal) has arrived at Oracle Arena and he will play vs. the Thunder.

Thompson flew back from Portland and he made it to the arena with enough time to ensure that he'll be in the starting lineup. Get him into your active lineups.
Jan 18 - 9:12 PM

Klay Thompson (personal) is a game-time call against the Thunder on Wednesday.

His plane landed at 5:40 local time, so he has almost two hours to get to the arena and play. Thompson will get some shots up before the game and see how he feels after that. For now, we are considering him as closer to probable.
Jan 18 - 9:01 PM

Klay Thompson (personal) flew to Portland to visit his ill grandfather today and intends to return to Bay Area to play against the Thunder on Wednesday night, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Thompson has told general manager Bob Myers he could fly back in time for the game tonight, so Thompson looks like he's closer to probable for this game. If he isn't back in time, we'll see more Pat McCaw Ian Clark and Andre Iguodala could play more.
Jan 18 - 6:31 PM

Updating a previous item, Klay Thompson (personal) is now questionable to play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

It was just five minutes ago Klay was called out for this game, but now there is a chance he can make it back with the team in time for tonight after dealing with a family matter. He'll likely be a game-time call for the late start tonight, so DFS players likely won't know when it's time to set your lineup. If he's out, Pat McCaw, Ian Clark and Andre Iguodala would benefit.
Jan 18 - 2:15 PM

Klay Thompson (personal) is not with the team and will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday night.

The team says he is dealing with a "family matter" and didn't provide additional details. This will be his second game out of the lineup in the last eight days with a rest day back on Jan. 10. For tonight, it'll likely be Patrick McCaw getting the start while Ian Clark also should see more minutes off the bench. In the last game without Klay, McCaw played 19 minutes, Clark played 22 and Andre Iguodala played 29 minutes.
Jan 18 - 2:09 PM

Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

You just knew he was going to step up with LeBron James in town. Iguodala did all of his damage in just 25 minutes of the blowout, adding five assists, three rebounds, one block and two triples. As good as he was tonight, Iggy was only averaging 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists on the season, so we can't get behind an add in standard leagues.
Jan 16 - 11:01 PM

Stephen Curry scored 20 points and matched his season high with 11 assists in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

Curry was quiet when these two teams met on Christmas day, but he looked much more comfortable out there this time. He finished 7-of-20 from the field and 5-of-12 from beyond the arc, adding two rebounds and four steals in 31 minutes. Curry has been a new player since the turn of the year and was averaging 29.2 points, 6.2 assists and 4.2 3-pointers in his previous six January games. This is the Curry fantasy owners spent a top-3 pick on.
Jan 16 - 10:55 PM

Kevin Durant scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

Durant had three blocks on the night including a massive rejection on a LeBron James dunk attempt (link below). He added six rebounds, five assists, two steals and three triples, but only played 29 minutes in the blowout win. Durant should be a popular DFS target on Wednesday vs. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. The last time those two teams met, Durant had 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting.
Jan 16 - 10:50 PM

Draymond Green triple-doubled in an easy 126-91 win over the Cavaliers on Monday, scoring 11 points with 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

This was his third triple-double of the season and the 17th of his career. Green was incredible on the defensive end, racking up one steal and matching his career-high with five blocks. He didn't have a single turnover in 35 minutes and finished 4-of-6 from the field and 3-of-4 from the stripe in one of his best lines of the season. The Warriors will go for their fifth straight win on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.
Jan 16 - 10:43 PM

Stephen Curry made it clear once again that he will re-sign with the Warriors this summer.

"I can’t," Curry said when asked if he could see himself leaving the Warriors as a free agent. "Like I’ve said from Day 1 when I was first asked about free agency, this is a perfect place to play. Bay Area fans are amazing, our organization’s amazing, we’ve put together an amazing team that’s competing for championships every year." Under the new CBA, the Warriors could potentially offer Curry a five-year extension worth about $209 million, while opposing teams would only be able to offer a four-year deal worth about $133 million.
Jan 15 - 9:52 AM


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