Player News - Warriors

Date: Team: Pos:

Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and Tim Duncan were named as the Western Conference All-Star Reserves.

It was inevitable the Western Conference would have a couple snubs. DeMarcus Cousins and Damian Lillard have to be the first two guys to come to mind here with Tim Duncan earning his spot more on his career resume. Lillard or Cousins will replace Kobe Bryant (shoulder) while Mike Conley is also another player who is having an All-Star caliber season.
Jan 29 - 7:18 PM

Steve Kerr said he has no plans of resting Stephen Curry.

Why would he? Curry has played 78 games the past two seasons, and aside from the injury-plagued disaster of the 2011-12 season, Steph has managed to stay very healthy throughout his career. He's currently averaging 22.8 points, 8.2 assists, and a career-high 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game on 49.1 percent shooting. He's in the MVP conversation, and there's no reason to think he'll slow down.
Jan 29 - 4:07 PM

Steve Kerr said that Andrew Bogut (illness) went through practice on Thursday, and that he is good to go for Friday's game against Utah.

Bogut will likely slide back into the starting lineup upon his return, which will hurt the value of both Marreese Speights and David Lee.
Jan 29 - 3:01 PM

James Michael McAdoo will head back to the D-League when his 10-day contract with the Warriors expires.

McAdoo has averaged just 4.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in three games with the Warriors. He'll head back to the D-League in the hopes of hooking on with another team, but the 22-year-old can be ignored by fantasy owners.
Jan 29 - 11:26 AM

Andrew Bogut (illness) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Friday.

He had an illness on Wednesday and was a late scratch. Bogut could miss this game and the Warriors tend to be careful with him. If he's out, David Lee and Marreese Speights benefit.
Jan 28 - 10:40 PM

The Warriors have recalled Ognjen Kuzmic from the D-League.

Kuz is averaging under five minutes in 15 appearances this season. He has no fantasy value, especially with Andrew Bogut is healthy and Festus Ezeli (ankle) nearing a return.
Jan 28 - 7:46 PM

Festus Ezeli is expected to start a brief D-League stint this weekend.

He's been battling an ankle injury and the Warriors will want to ease him back. David Lee played well on Tuesday and Marreese Speights has also been a pleasant surprise, so there's no need to rush Ezeli back. He has no fantasy value right now.
Jan 28 - 3:35 PM

Marreese Speights filled in at center for Andrew Bogut (illness) on Tuesday but shot just 5-of-14 from the field in 21 minutes, scoring 10 points with eight boards and two turnovers.

Speights' per-minute numbers are impressive offensively but he's been a borderline option over the Warriors' past 15 games, as he's averaging a mere 21 minutes in a reserve role. Bogut is day-to-day so owners shouldn't expect inflated production, but the Warriors' fantasy playoff schedule adds some incentive to keep Speights in standard leagues.
Jan 28 - 2:39 AM

Klay Thompson stayed hot vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, scoring a team-high 30 points on 13-of-27 shooting with four 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in a disappointing overtime loss.

Thompson's usage rate is through the roof recently. He's averaging 35.0 points over the Warriors' past four games, on an average of 23.0 field goals and 5.8 free throw attempts per game. He's pouring in 3.2 triples per game this season, on 45.8 percent shooting beyond the arc, a ridiculous percentage which trails only Courtney Lee (46.4 percent) and Kyle Korver (53.1 percent). Those numbers are unquestionably elite.
Jan 28 - 2:29 AM

David Lee exploded for a season-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, adding nine rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes during the Warriors' disappointing home loss.

Lee had a phenomenal second half but his offensive efforts weren't enough to prevent the Warriors' defeat, just their second loss in 23 games at the Oracle Arena. Andrew Bogut was a late scratch with the flu on Tuesday, so a repeat performance isn't expected, but Lee is still worth owning if you need rebounds and FG% with a trickle of across-the-board production.
Jan 28 - 1:58 AM

Andrew Bogut was scratched from the starting lineup at the last minute on Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms, shifting Marreese Speights into the Warriors' starting lineup.

Bogut was actually announced with the starters so this is terrible news for any owners who had him active in lineups. We will go ahead and consider Bogut questionable for Friday's game against Utah, but he should have plenty of time to recover for that one.
Jan 27 - 10:43 PM

The Mavericks are reportedly close to signing Jermaine O'Neal.

O'Neal has been linked to Dallas throughout the season, and it appears things are on the verge of becoming official. However, he'll have a minimal role with the Mavs, and owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave the 18-year-veteran no the waiver wire.
Jan 27 - 5:43 PM

Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Kyle Korver, Wes Matthews and J.J. Redick are five of the six participants in the 3-point contest during All Star Weekend.

We chose to give Klay the blurb because of his historic night but this is as loaded of a field as we've seen in years. Who will the mystery sixth person be? We're hoping for Kendrick Perkins, but we'll settle for Big Baby.
Jan 27 - 12:37 AM

Festus Ezeli (ankle) went through a contact practice on Monday.

He is doing 3-on-3 right now and is getting closer to a return. Ezeli won't see much action while Andrew Bogut is healthy and he's not going to get more than 20 minutes even when Bogut can go.
Jan 26 - 3:02 PM

The Mavericks are reportedly "confident" that they'll eventually sign 36-year-old free agent Jermaine O'Neal.

Dallas hopes to sign O'Neal by the All-Star break, according to ESPN.com, and the team is "inching closer to [an] eventual signing." J.O. has suddenly become a coveted asset, as he's also drawn interest from the Cavaliers, Warriors, Blazers and Clippers. His ailing knees won't allow him to play heavy minutes and his eventual whereabouts aren't likely to cause more than a ripple in fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 26 - 12:21 AM


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