Player News - Warriors

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Stephen Curry said on Tuesday that he underwent a platelet-rich plasma treatment on his sprained right knee as part of his recovery process.

PRP injections have been shown to speed up the recovery process, and Curry reportedly underwent the treatment one day after initially suffering the injury. The Dubs are hopeful that Curry will be able to get back on the court for either Saturday's Game 3 or Monday's Game 4, and we'll have a better idea on his status following Thursday's practice. However, given that the Dubs are currently up 2-0 in their second-round series, it wouldn't be surprising to see Curry spend at least one more game on the sidelines.
May 4 - 9:05 AM

Shaun Livingston scored 14 points (6-of-15 FGs) with four assists, four rebounds, one block and one steal in 33 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

The 15 shot attempts were a season high, as the Warriors are trying to utilize his size in the post against Portland's smaller guards. Livingston has filled in admirably for Stephen Curry (knee) and has now scored 10 or more points in all five of his starts this postseason. Curry is progressing, but his status for Game 3 is still up in the air. If the MVP sits, Livingston is a nice option in DFS if you're trying to save a few bucks.
May 4 - 1:50 AM

Andre Iguodala scored 15 points with five boards, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

He was very efficient tonight, shooting 6-of-9 from the field, 1-of-1 from beyond the arc and 2-of-2 from the line with zero turnovers. It sounds like Stephen Curry (knee) could return for Game 3 or Game 4, but the Warriors might be cautious considering they have a commanding 2-0 series lead. Iguodala will continue to benefit if Curry misses more time, but keep in mind that he had just six points with four boards and three assists in Game 1.
May 4 - 1:44 AM

Festus Ezeli gave the Warriors a spark off the bench on Tuesday in Game 2, scoring eight points with six rebounds, one assist and one block in 13 minutes.

He picked up a DNP-CD in Game 1, but coach Steve Kerr told him to stay ready and the big man proved his worth tonight. He shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the field and was a +13 in 13 minutes. He may not see many minutes on a consistent basis, but he probably leapfrogged Anderson Varejao (three minutes) in the rotation with his performance tonight.
May 4 - 1:39 AM

Draymond Green double-doubled in Tuesday's win over the Blazers, scoring 17 points (7-of-20 FGs) with 14 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, four blocks and two turnovers in 41 minutes.

The Warriors got off to a rough start and were trailing by 11 points at the end of the third quarter, but they won the final quarter by 22 points. The Warriors' defense, led by Green, held the Blazers to 12 fourth-quarter points which tied a franchise record for the fewest points allowed in the shot-clock era. Green is a superstar and it's even more obvious with Stephen Curry (knee) on the sidelines.
May 4 - 1:33 AM

Klay Thompson scored 27 points on 7-of-20 shooting to lead the Warriors to a 110-99 win over the Blazers in Game 2, giving Golden State a 2-0 series lead.

He also added three boards, three assists and five 3-pointers, with 20 of his points coming in the second half. Thompson is really stepping up in the absence of Stephen Curry (knee) and was coming off a personal playoff-high of 37 points in Game 1. The Warriors are in firm control of this series, so they may be more cautious with Curry's return which could allow Thompson to post some monster numbers moving forward.
May 4 - 1:26 AM

Warriors' GM Bob Myers said that Stephen Curry (knee) could return for Saturday's Game 3 or Monday's Game 4.

"I know everybody wants to know is it going to be Saturday, is it going to be Monday?" said Meyers of Curry's timetable. "It's in that range, but it's hard to say. But those games [3 and 4] are so close together... He's got to play a little bit of 3-on-3 or 5-on-5. He hasn't done any of that stuff yet." Steve Kerr is hopeful that Curry can go through a full scrimmage on Thursday, and if he can get through that scrimmage, it sounds like he has a decent chance of suiting up for Game 3. Stay tuned.
May 3 - 6:24 PM

Steve Kerr said that he's hopeful Stephen Curry (knee) will be able to scrimmage with the team during Thursday's practice.

"Thursday, we will definitely get up and down and hopefully he'll be able to take part, but we don't know yet," Kerr said. "I don't know how it'll play out here. It's not like if we're 2-2 or something we're not going to bring him back. We can't let the series score determine whether we bring him back, it's really based on his health and his rhythm." Curry is set to spend Tuesday's Game 2 on the sidelines, but the Dubs are holding out hope that he can return for Saturday's Game 3. Kerr also added that Curry's minutes will likely be limited upon his return, but he wouldn't put an exact figure on the potential minutes cap.
Source: NBA.com
May 3 - 5:27 PM

Anderson Varejao has been assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 for tripping Gerald Henderson during Game 1.

On the flagrant foul points scale, a Flagrant 1 is one point and a Flagrant 2 is two points. During the postseason, a player must accumulate four points in order to receive a one-game suspension. While Varejao did say that the play was completely unintentional, he acknowledged after looking at the tape that it looked bad and he understood why Henderson responded in the way he did.
May 3 - 3:02 PM

Coach Steve Kerr said Stephen Curry (knee) won't play in Game 2 on Tuesday.

The team will list him as doubtful "just to give people something to chew on," according to Kerr. The Warriors certainly didn't need him on Sunday in an easy win. They would probably like to hold him out for the entire series, but there is a chance he can suit up in Game 3 or 4. Shaun Livingston will get another start for Curry.
May 2 - 2:36 PM

According to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, Mark Jackson is expected to interview with the Kings for the head coach position.

It's not clear if Jackson is considered a serious candidate or if he's just part of a long list of names Sacramento is rolling through, but it's a noteworthy development either way. The Kings would be wise to find a leading person capable of building something sustainable on a team level and with DeMarcus Cousins, but then again, this is the same franchise that fired the person—Mike Malone—who showed capable of doing exactly that.
May 2 - 11:46 AM

Harrison Barnes double-doubled on Sunday with 10 points, 12 rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes, shooting 4-of-7 from the field with one 3-pointer.

It was Barnes' highest playing time in more than a month, and his shot finally started falling after a lousy first round (29.4 percent shooting). He's earning a bigger offensive role with Stephen Curry out of commission, which keeps him on the DFS radar for Game 2 on Tuesday.
May 1 - 6:41 PM

Andrew Bogut finished Sunday's home victory with 10 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 25 minutes of action.

Bogut made 5-of-8 field goals and helped the Warriors earn a convincing 55-40 edge in rebounding. He's tied with George Johnson for the most postseason blocks (63) in Warriors' history, and will assuredly take the top spot before the second round is finished. His rim protection isn't surprising, of course, as he ranked fourth in blocks on a per-48-minute basis during the regular season, trailing only Cole Aldrich, John Henson and Hassan Whiteside.
Source: ESPN.com
May 1 - 6:26 PM

Draymond Green racked up a triple-double on Sunday with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, helping Golden State earn a 1-0 series lead over the Blazers.

It was Green's second postseason triple-double and he filled up the boxscore everywhere, adding two 3-pointers, two blocks and one steal with just two turnovers in 37 minutes. He spearheaded a terrific defensive effort, as usual, limiting the Blazers to 40.2 percent shooting in a game that wasn't as close the final score of 118-106.
May 1 - 6:25 PM

Klay Thompson scored a personal playoff-high 37 points during Sunday's Game 1 win vs. the Blazers, making 14-of-28 shots with seven 3-pointers, five boards, five assists and two steals.

Portland had no answer for Thompson defensively and he's now the first player in NBA history with at least seven 3-pointers in three consecutive games. Stephen Curry has a "slim" chance of playing in Game 2, but a Game 3 return is more probable. With Thompson and Draymond Green carrying the Warriors to a blowout win in Game 1, the Warriors can afford to be extra cautious with their ailing MVP.
May 1 - 6:12 PM


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