Player News - Warriors

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Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

Durant injured his left hand in a fall during the first half on Thursday night. However, X-rays confirmed it was only a contusioon and Durant was able to finish the game in fine fashion. And, before Durant owners get too nervous, it is important to note that the Warriors are playing the NBA's worst team, the Nets, on Saturday. Coach Steve Kerr may simply be using the hand injury as an excuse to give Durant a night off. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson should see extra shots on Saturday, while some combo of Andre Iguodala, Patrick McCaw, Ian Clark and David West will divvy up KD's minutes.
Feb 25 - 1:55 PM

Stephen Curry did not practice on Friday and should be fine to play on Saturday against the Nets.

It's just a day off for the reigning MVP. Coach Steve Kerr said Curry is a little banged up from Thursday's win. He went off in the third quarter with 20 points as the main reason why the Warriors scored 50 points with a laughable 200.0 offensive rating in that quarter.
Feb 24 - 3:53 PM

Kevin Durant had a wrap on his left hand at practice on Friday.

He braced a fall with his left hand in the first half on Thursday night and an X-ray confirmed he only had a contusion. Durant looked fine following the injury and finished with 25 points, including 15 points in the third quarter. He's not on the injury report, so expect fantasy's No. 1 player to dominate against the Nets on Saturday.
Feb 24 - 3:40 PM

David West (thumb) returned to action on Thursday and had four points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks in 11 minutes off the bench.

He's been out since Jan. 18 and spent most of his night trying to shield teammate Draymond Green from the opposing team and the officials from the comfort of the Warriors bench. He serves a purpose for the Warriors and played well tonight, but as long as Green is healthy, West is nothing more than a good locker-room guy in Golden State.
Feb 24 - 2:03 AM

Stephen Curry scored 20 points during the Warriors remarkable 50-point third quarter on Thursday night, finishing with 35 points, seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and six 3-pointers on 10-of-16 shooting.

The NBA All-Star Game, which featured a 192-182 final score, resulted in just one 50-point quarter, while the other seven came in between 39-49 points. And considering there was no defense played in that game, what the Warriors did against the defensive-minded Clippers tonight was amazing. The last time an NBA team scored 50 points in a quarter was 2014 and the last time the Warriors did it was in 1989. Curry was a beast tonight and broke a close game open by going on a crazy run over the last half of the third quarter. The Warriors hit 17-of-23 shots in the third, which was one more field goal than they hit in the entire first half.
Feb 24 - 1:56 AM

Zaza Pachulia returned from an eight-game absence with a shoulder injury on Thursday and had six points, four rebounds, a steal and four blocks in 18 minutes.

There are rumors floating around that Andrew Bogut is soon to be heading back to the Warriors, which would be bad news for Pachulia. But then again, he wasn't really worth owning even when starting for the Dubs, while JaVale McGee moved back to the bench and played just 12 minutes in Zaza's return tonight.
Feb 24 - 1:52 AM

Kevin Durant fought through a left hand injury and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes of Thursday's 123-113 win over the Clippers.

While he might have done even more had he not gone to the locker room for X-rays, owners aren't about to complain about this one, especially with just one turnover. Durant appears to have avoided a serious injury, as it's just being called a hand contusion, so look for him to keep rolling over the final several weeks of the season.
Feb 24 - 1:49 AM

Draymond Green was quiet in the box score Thursday, finishing with seven points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, six turnovers and five fouls in just 23 minutes of a 123-113 win over the Clippers.

He was not, however, quiet on the sidelines, picking up a technical foul, shouting at coach Steve Kerr, and while being babysat by David West and screaming from the sidelines for much of the third quarter. Green is still a front-runner for the Defensive Player of the Year Award and still a fantasy force on most nights, but he might have let his emotions get the best of him in this one.
Feb 24 - 1:47 AM

Kevin Durant had X-rays taken on his left hand after the first quarter of Thursday's game and then quickly returned to action in the second quarter.

X-rays were negative and it's being called a contusion, so it looks like Durant's owners, as well as the Warriors, avoided a disaster tonight. He's fine.
Feb 23 - 11:27 PM

Kevin Durant went to the locker room in the first half on Thursday.

He looked to hurt his left wrist on a fall and could be getting an X-ray. Durant was playing through it and it didn't look bad, but you can never be too sure on hand injuries. We should have an update shortly.
Feb 23 - 11:14 PM

David West (thumb) will play against the Clippers on Thursday night.

The 36-year-old forward is back after missing the last month due to his thumb fracture. West's return means fewer minutes for Andre Iguoldala and Kevon Looney. West isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 23 - 8:51 PM

JaVale McGee will move back to the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

He has fared well as the starter and coach Steve Kerr was considering starting him tonight. However, McGee will move back to the second unit and should only be looking at around 10-15 minutes tonight.
Feb 23 - 8:50 PM

Zaza Pachulia will start and JaVale McGee will move to the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

Coach Steve Kerr wasn't sure if he wanted to start Pachulia right off the bat, but he'll go with his vet against DeAndre Jordan. Pachulia should be looking at minutes around 20 in this game and won't have much value.
Feb 23 - 8:48 PM

Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) said he's "ready now" to return from his injury after the All-Star break.

The Warriors' first game is Thursday vs. the Clippers and it sounds like Pachulia will be ready to go. Steve Kerr didn't commit to starting him once he's healthy, but either way it's bad news for JaVale McGee. Pachulia said that he could have returned before the All-Star break if it were the playoffs, but he was still sore and the Warriors erred on the side of caution.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 22 - 8:25 PM

David West (thumb) is likely to play against the Clippers on Thursday.

He has been out since Jan. 11 with his sprained thumb. He was playing around 13 minutes per game, so he may return to that role in the second half. Kevon Looney and Andre Iguodala could take some hits in playing time.
Feb 22 - 3:51 PM


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