Player News - Warriors

Date: Team: Pos:

Kevin Durant wouldn't comment about possibly taking less money this summer to help fit others into the salary cap.

"We'll figure that out when the time comes," Durant said. He has a max $27.7 million cap number on his player option for next year, so that's a big chunk of the raised cap for the 2017-18 season. Durant is having his most efficient season as a pro and looks to be enjoying his time in the Bay Area so far.
Feb 18 - 6:33 PM

The Warriors assigned Briante Weber to the D-League on Friday.

The move will allow Weber to participate in Saturday morning's D-League All-Star game. Weber has appeared in five games with the Warriors this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 18 - 10:22 AM

Draymond Green won an informal Defensive Player of the Year poll conducted by ESPN at All-Star Weekend.

ESPN polled 80 media members who have postseason awards voting privileges. Green received 41 first-place votes, 28 second-place votes and six third-place votes. Rudy Gobert finished second and Kawhi Leonard came in third. Green is averaging a career-high 2.1 steals and 1.5 blocks. He is on pace to become just the eighth player in NBA history to average at least 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in a season.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 18 - 9:53 AM

Coach Steve Kerr told reporters that he would "definitely consider" playing Russell Westbrook alongside Kevin Durant in Sunday's All-Star Game.

The potential pairing of Westbrook and Durant will be one of the more interesting subplots in the 2017 All-Star contest. Any possible interaction between the two former teammates and friends will surely generate plenty of headlines. Steph Curry believes that Draymond Green will help ease the tensions and break the ice in the Western Conference locker room. "[Green] is going to come in and just probably crack jokes and do something real loud and make it a locker room scene," said Curry.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 17 - 9:46 AM

Klay Thompson (sore heel/arch) torched the Kings on Wednesday for 35 points on 12-of-18 shooting, hitting 7-of-12 triples with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and zero turnovers.

Thompson wound up missing just one game with the injury and it seems like a pure precaution, so he shouldn't be limited during All-Star weekend. He drained his first five shots tonight and keyed the Warriors' game-changing run in the third quarter, and would have had an even bigger game if it weren't a blowout. He'll be busy this week as a participant in the All-Star game and as the defending champ in the 3-point shootout.
Feb 16 - 1:27 AM

Shaun Livingston (personal) returned on Wednesday, going scoreless with one rebound and one assist in 15 minutes of action.

Livingston missed Tuesday's game after the birth of his child, but he resumed his usual role tonight, playing minutes in the teens as a glue-guy for the second unit. His real-world importance to the Warriors vastly outstrips his fantasy value.
Feb 16 - 1:26 AM

Kevin Durant scored 21 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, four blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in just 32 minutes on Wednesday.

Golden State lost to Denver on Monday, but their streak of 131 games without a consecutive loss was kept alive in a lopsided win vs. the Kings tonight. Klay Thompson blew up for 35 points, Steph Curry added 13 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and the team didn't even need Draymond Green after his early ejection. It's good to be the team with the league's best record, most efficient offense, and third-most efficient defense.
Feb 16 - 1:25 AM

Pat McCaw shifted back to the bench on Wednesday, where he posted four points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes.

McCaw had a +/- rating of +21 in his limited time on the court, and coach Steve Kerr had nothing but praise for him after the game. He blew up for 19 points in 35 minutes on Monday but that was only because Klay Thompson (foot) was out, and McCaw doesn't have much appeal while the Warriors' backcourt is at full strength.
Feb 16 - 1:25 AM

JaVale McGee had another fine game on Wednesday with eight points, 10 rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes, making 4-of-5 shots in an easy win vs. Sacramento.

Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) and David West (thumb) were out again, which has been the case throughout McGee's run as a starter. Both veterans are expected to return soon after the break, according to coach Steve Kerr, so the clock is ticking for JaVale's already shaky value.
Feb 16 - 1:22 AM

Draymond Green was ejected for two technical fouls in the second quarter against the Kings on Wednesday.

He argued with the refs after a DeMarcus Cousins bucket to get both of those techs, so he will get an early start to his All-Star break. Green now has 11 technical fouls, so he's starting to get a little close to the automatic suspension. He finished with two points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 15 minutes. Green will be suiting up in New Orleans this weekend for the Western Conference.
Feb 15 - 11:39 PM

Klay Thompson (foot) is back in the starting lineup and Pat McCaw will move to the bench on Wednesday.

We saw Pat "McGawd" McCaw go off on Monday with a career-high 19 points, so he could be earning more minutes as a reserve. Just keep an eye on him in most leagues.
Feb 15 - 10:22 PM

David West (thumb) is out for Wednesday against the Kings.

He is expected to return after the break and return to practice soon. Kevon Looney has filled in along with added minutes going to Andre Iguodala.
Feb 15 - 8:53 PM

Zaza Pachulia (strained shoulder) will not play on Wednesday.

Pachulia was never expected to return before the break anyway. Steve Kerr said that both Zaza and David West (thumb) should practice and play soon after the break, however, which takes the shine off JaVale McGee in deeper leagues.
Feb 15 - 8:52 PM

Klay Thompson (sore right heel) will play on Wednesday vs. the Kings.

After sitting out on Monday vs. the Nuggets, Thompson confirmed that his injury is a "minor thing" and it sounds like it was a maintenance day. Thompson's owners can go ahead and pencil him back into lineups, while we can expect to see Patrick McCaw return to the bench.
Feb 14 - 7:41 PM

The Warriors have signed Briante Weber to a second 10-day contract.

The timing of this deal is odd as Weber will only have the opportunity to suit up for a total of two games until this second contract expires due to the All-Star break, but this could be a sign that the Dubs will be without Shaun Livingston (personal) for Wednesday's game against the Kings. Weber saw 24 minutes on Monday night with both Livingston and Klay Thompson (heel) unavailable, but only managed to put up two points, three dimes, one steal, one block and one board.
Feb 14 - 5:28 PM


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