Player News - Warriors

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Stephen Curry said that he wants to be "better" this year than he was during the 2015-16 season.

"I want to get better. I want to be better than I was last year," said Curry. "That’s going to be the same, regardless if [Kevin Durant] was here or not." Curry had a pretty glorious season last year, taking home the fantasy crown and his second consecutive MVP trophy behind averages of 30.1 points, 5.1 triples, 6.7 assists, 5.4 boards and 2.1 steals per game on 50.4 percent shooting. Curry will likely continue his development as a player, but with the arrival of Durant, it's unlikely we'll see statistical improvement.
Sep 28 - 11:28 AM

Klay Thompson recently clarified his comments regarding why he believes he will not be sacrificing anything with the arrival of Kevin Durant.

"When you acquire the talent we did this off season, " Thompson began, "I don't think that's a sacrifice at all. I think that we are in an amazing position to do things that haven't been done here. So I'm not talking about points per game or minutes or shots, I'm really not sacrificing anything because you don't sacrifice when you acquire a player like Kevin Durant and get people like David West." The Warriors improved their roster significantly this offseason, and that will likely result in Thompson seeing fewer opportunities on offense, making him a somewhat risky early-round selection.
Sep 28 - 10:13 AM

Stephen Curry made it clear that he intends to re-sign with the Warriors next summer.

"I want to be back here. I like playing here, and that's it," Curry said. He's hoping that his contract situation won't be an issue or a distraction, and he said that he will have the same answer throughout the year. Curry will earn over $12 million this season in the final year of his deal, but he will get a max contract if he wants it during the summer of 2017.
Source: ESPN
Sep 28 - 1:48 AM

Andre Iguodala said JaVale McGee's basketball IQ is "really high."

"Shaqtin A Fool has given him a very bad label," Iguodala said. Perhaps McGee's biggest claims to fame include running to the defensive end while an offensive possession is still going on, missing breakaway dunks, having inbounds violations, and turning the ball over in hilarious fashion. Jokes aside, McGee has a chance to make the Warriors.
Sep 26 - 6:37 PM

Draymond Green said he doesn't "even want to win 74 games, or 75 games" this regular season.

"It's brutal," Green said. During last season, the All-Star talked a lot about the pressure of the Warriors chasing the record. These comments also coincide with general manager Bob Myers implying the team will rest some guys throughout the season. The Warriors have 17 back-to-back sets, so there's a somewhat high probability we see their superstars rest in several of those. Regardless, Green is still a fine top-25 pick in fantasy leagues.
Sep 26 - 4:40 PM

Kevon Looney (hip) said he feels 100 percent healthy.

His hip issues have basically bothered him since he was drafted in June of 2015. Looney is a skilled power forward with some size, so he is a great fit for the Warriors. He's really going to have to earn his playing time.
Sep 26 - 4:19 PM

Anderson Varejao (back) said that he will be ready for the start of training camp.

He had a back issue which held him out of the Rio Olympics, but he should be close to 100 percent based off this report. He will open the season as the primary backup behind Zaza Pachulia and won't have much fantasy value.
Sep 26 - 3:06 PM

The Warriors have signed Scott Wood to a training camp deal.

He's the 20th and final player on the training camp roster for Golden State. The former N.C. State forward averaged 8.5 points in Spain last season and shot 41.1 percent from deep, but he will likely end up in the D-League or head back overseas.
Sep 24 - 10:31 AM

General manager Bob Myers hinted the Warriors could rest their players during the regular season.

Meyers made an analogy to a marathon and said it's important to have the energy left for the last five miles. "I think we all have to take, us and the organization, have to take the approach that it's a long road," Myers said. "We gotta have some juice [late in the season]." The Warriors have 17 back-to-back sets this year, so there's a very good chance the stars rest for a handful of those games. Kevin Durant may have a bit of risk, but he's still just too go to let him fall out of the top half of the first round.
Sep 22 - 9:18 PM

Kevon Looney (hip surgery) is "good to go" for training camp according to Warriors GM Bob Myers.

He was cleared for contact back in August and it sounds like he's close to 100 percent. Looney is a versatile forward and should be able to contribute this season after appearing in just five games in 2015-16, but his role will be limited behind Draymond Green and David West.
Sep 22 - 5:31 PM

Steve Kerr isn't worried about Kevin Durant's ability to adjust to the Warriors, saying, "He's going to fit right into our style."

Kerr emphasized that the Olympics were a good opportunity for Durant to get comfortable with some key teammates. "I think Kevin and Klay [Thompson] played very well together," Kerr said. "The three of them–with Draymond [Green]–just having been together for a month and playing together every day and getting to know each other a little better, I think that will all help." Durant should get more assists to help offset any dip in scoring, and he remains a rock-solid top-four pick this season.
Sep 21 - 7:17 PM

Steve Kerr said that JaVale McGee "has a real chance" to make the Warriors' roster this season.

"We'll see how he plays in camp," Kerr said. "But he comes highly recommended by Andre [Iguodala] ... He’s playing with a talented group of players and a really good environment … in which there’s nobody like him on the roster." Even if McGee does make the roster, he's a dubious fantasy option with Zaza Pachulia, Draymond Green and Anderson Varejao all in the mix for center minutes.
Sep 21 - 7:11 PM

When asked about Stephen Curry's health, coach Steve Kerr said it's important to get him rest.

We don't have the full context here, but it's an interesting comment to make in September. In the regular season, Curry only missed one game in the 2016 portion of the season and six games in the postseason. With the Warriors less likely to chase 73 wins, the probability of Curry getting some rest late does increase. He's still a top-four pick regardless for standard leagues.
Sep 21 - 6:00 PM

Stephen Curry said that he still hasn't gotten over the Warrior's Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers during last year's Finals.

"That’s something that will stay with me pretty much forever, for good and bad reasons," said Curry. "Obviously you hated the feeling, but it’s also a motivator to come back even stronger and try not to have that feeling again. I’m at that point now where I can try to fuel any kind of terrible nightmares or thoughts about Game 7 into motivation for how I’m going to prepare myself for this year." Curry could see a minor dip in production as he concedes some touches to Kevin Durant this year, but he'll still make for a quality top-3 selection on draft day.
Source: USA Today
Sep 21 - 1:04 PM

The Warriors have reportedly extended the contract of GM Bob Myers.

Myers was also promoted to President of Basketball Operations, which was an incredibly easy decision for the Dubs after Myers helped bring in the players that led to a championship in 2015, and also played a key role in recruiting Kevin Durant this offseason. Additionally, Jerry West's contract with the Warriors is due to expire at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, although both sides report they have every intention of continuing their relationship for at least another three years.
Sep 21 - 12:31 PM

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