Player News - Warriors

Date: Team: Pos:

Shaun Livingston (right toe surgery) said he felt "great" after his cast was removed on Thursday and that he hopes to be ready for the season opener.

Livingston was on a minimum 6-8 week timetable based on an August 15 report and this fits snugly into that outlook. Leandro Barbosa was brought on as insurance along with July acquisition Brandon Rush, so the Warriors have mobilized to play it safe, and along with this good news we haven't heard anything specific that would cause us to rule out his chances of playing on Opening Night.
Sep 12 - 8:43 PM

Jerry West and the Warriors agreed to a two-year extension through 2016-2017 on Wednesday.

West had one year remaining on his current deal, making this a three-year commitment. The extension comes in the midst of reports that West, now 76, was considering retiring for good. Now he and Steve Kerr will be responsible for building a championship team around their backcourt of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Sep 10 - 3:34 PM

Klay Thompson was one of six Team USA players in double-digits on Tuesday, scoring a game-high 20 points in a quarterfinals win over Slovenia.

Slovenia stayed close throughout the first two quarters, but Thompson made four 3-pointers and the U.S. used a 53-38 rebounding advantage to pull away in the second half. Team USA will return to action vs. Lithuania in the semifinals on Thursday.
Sep 9 - 5:14 PM

The Warriors signed Summer League standout Justin Holiday on Monday.

This is just a training camp invite, and with the Dubs deep on the wings, Holiday will need to impress to make the Warriors' official roster. Holiday, brother of Jrue Holiday, averaged 14.8 points, and 5.0 rebounds while starting for the Warriors Summer League squad, and also spent last season playing overseas in Hungary. Holiday should not be targeted in any leagues.
Sep 8 - 5:44 PM

Stephen Curry caught fire vs. Mexico during Saturday's 86-63 win, scoring 20 points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal, six 3-pointers and no turnovers.

He was hitting threes in transition, in halfcourt and was just unstoppable. Curry shot 7-of-10 from the field, so his effective field goal percentage today was a tidy 100.0. He struggled in the group stage, but it was only a matter of time before he got hot.
Sep 6 - 11:44 AM

Mitchell Watt signed a deal with the Warriors.

He played with the Warriors in Las Vegas Summer League after he played two seasons in Israel. Watt is likely with the team for training camp and he'll need to play the best basketball of his life to make the team.
Sep 5 - 11:37 AM

The Warriors and general manager Bob Myers agreed to a three-year extension on Thursday.

His deal was due to expire following the 2014-15 season since taking over the job back in April 2012. Myers has helped turned the Warriors around with moves like the Andrew Bogut-Monta Ellis deal as well as doing well in free agency and drafting guys like Draymond Green.
Sep 4 - 11:12 PM

Leandro Barbosa scored 22 points in Brazil's 128-65 win over Egypt at the World Cup of Basketball on Thursday.

Barbosa played 22 minutes off the bench for Team Brazil and went 8-for-9 from the field on his way to posting 22 points, two rebounds, five assists, and four steals. The 31-year-old recently signed with the Golden State Warriors, but won't see enough playing time to make a dent in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 4 - 11:36 AM

Warriors sign F James Michael McAdoo.

He put up 14.2 points and 6.8 boards in his junior season at North Carolina before going undrafted. McAdoo was with the Warriors at summer league and averaged 9.0 points, 5.4 boards and 1.2 blocks on 41.5 percent from the field. He has his work cut out for himself to make the team.
Sep 2 - 7:46 PM

Stephen Curry posted 15 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block in 24 minutes during Team USA's win over New Zealand on Tuesday.

Curry shot an efficient 4-for-7 from the field and hit both of his free throw attempts while his plus-36 registered as Team USA's highest plus-minus rating. The 26-year-old is poised to continue his 2013-14 success as the leader of the high-scoring Warriors and should be a Top 5 player on every fantasy owners' rankings heading into 2014-15 draft day.
Sep 2 - 1:58 PM

Warriors sign G Leandro Barbosa.

Barbosa's deal with be for one year at the veteran minimum as he joins his fifth NBA team. The 31-year-old averaged 7.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 20 games with the Suns last season, so his fantasy value is virtually non-existent as a role player for the Warriors.
Source: ESPN
Aug 28 - 9:12 AM

Klay Thompson lost five pounds this summer and doesn't expect his stint with Team USA to wear him down prior to the Warriors' 2014-15 season.

Thompson is down to 215 pounds and he said that he already feels more energetic. "I’m 24. I’m young. I shouldn’t be tired," Thompson said. "I’m not playing 40 minutes [with Team USA] ... And it’s a different style of basketball so I’ll be learning some things I can add to my game. I’ll be in great shape when I come into camp and be ready to go." He added that he thinks the Warriors can vie for a championship as currently constructed, but to do so they'd need Thompson to take his game to new heights.
Aug 24 - 7:14 PM

Klay Thompson has been working hard this offseason, and he is looking to take a "huge leap" in his development during his fourth year of professional basketball.

"I want to be great," said Thompson. "That comes with pressure. It comes with eyes on you. In year four, I’m looking to take a huge leap like I did last year... I’d love to be known as a guy who gets you 20 points and locks down the best offensive player." Thompson beat out All-Star guards Damion Lillard and John Wall for a roster spot on Team USA, and that is largely do the defensive effort he puts forth on a nightly basis. Klay provides elite 3-point shooting, and profiles as a solid mid-round target going into this year's fantasy drafts.
Aug 24 - 9:58 AM

The Heat are serious about adding another shooting guard if they can find a good one willing to take the veteran's minimum.

It makes sense that the Heat would like to add another body to play behind Dwyane Wade, as the current backups project to be Danny Granger, and Reggie Williams. The organization has inquired about Jordan Crawford, and Leandro Barbosa, and they have also worked out Chris Douglas-Roberts. The fantasy value of these players would be dependent upon the health of Wade, but Crawford profiles as the guy that could put up the most numbers from a fantasy standpoint. Stay tuned.
Aug 24 - 9:45 AM

Klay Thompson is reportedly "pissed" that the Warriors organization legitimately considered trading him for Kevin Love.

This is a much different tune than the reports back in June when Klay's father stated that Klay wasn't offended by the swirling trade rumors, but it seems that now Thompson isn't going anywhere he can finally voice his true opinion. Klay was a stud last year, finishing the season in second place for 3-pointers per game (right behind splash brother Stephen Curry) with 2.8 per game, to go along with 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. With little change to the Warriors backcourt this year, one can expect Klay to again be a 3-point shooting machine, and he'll be a top-10 shooting guard heading into this year's draft.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 22 - 2:31 PM

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