Player News - Warriors

Date: Team: Pos:

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut are all starting on Saturday.

This was as expected with the Warriors not pulling any shady business on resting guys.
Mar 28 - 8:14 PM

Coach Steve Kerr said Draymond Green (rest, out Saturday) has been dealing with nagging injuries and the three days off should help.

Green has started all 72 games before Saturday and he certainly doesn't play half speed or shy away from contact. Green will have a chance to sit in another game with next weekend's road-road back-to-back as a possible time to do so.
Mar 28 - 7:16 PM

David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday against the Bucks.

He played 31 minutes in his last start and scored 13 points on 4-of-12 from the field, but that was without Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. When Lee is with those two in 138 minutes this season, he has a solid 19.4 usage rate, so he should still be able to produce. He's worth starting in standard leagues tonight. James Michael McAdoo and Marreese Speights should also play more.
Mar 28 - 7:04 PM

Draymond Green (rest) will not play vs. the Bucks on Saturday.

The Warriors are coasting towards the playoffs, and it was inevitable that Green would eventually get a day off. This is a tough blow for owners in the middle of fantasy playoffs, but Green should be good to go vs. Doc Rivers and the Clippers on Tuesday. David Lee will likely draw the start, while Marreese Speights should see more playing time as well.
Mar 28 - 12:52 PM

Stephen Curry torched the Grizzlies in an easy road win on Friday, scoring 38 points on 12-of-22 shooting (8-of-12 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one block.

This is just a crippling line if you had to go against Curry this week and right next door Klay Thompson wasn't bad either with 28 points and six treys of his own. Steve Kerr has made a number of overtures to the effect that rest is good, and owners have to hope that this just means they get hit with a game or two of rest and nothing more.
Mar 28 - 2:04 AM

Harrison Barnes scored three points on 1-of-2 shooting (including a trey) with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes on Monday against the Grizzlies.

Barnes is riding the coattails of a few big games this past week and altogether he's been productive enough over that span to be worth owning. Obviously he's a shaky asset but Andre Iguodala is already ruled out for Saturday's game and with four games next week he could be worth sticking into lineups if the Dubs rest guys.
Mar 28 - 2:01 AM

Shaun Livingston scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday.

The Warriors have resisted resting guys too much but Andre Iguodala is already slated for a game off on Saturday against the Bucks. The Warriors have four games next week and Livingston might be able to carve out some late-round value if all goes well.
Mar 28 - 1:59 AM

Andre Iguodala will be rested on Saturday night in Milwaukee.

Coach Steve Kerr said others will have their minutes limited, so there's a chance there could be other DNPs on the horizon. Iguodala had a bad game in a win on Friday, making 1-of-11 from the field for three points with six boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. It'll be Harrison Barnes, Shaun Livingston and Justin Holiday stepping up.
Mar 27 - 10:35 PM

Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr said that Klay Thompson (ankle) will no longer be with a hard minutes limit, but he would still like to keep at around 25-30 minutes.

Basically, if the Warriors can get another blowout tonight expect to see Klay on the bench early. That being said, even if Klay is held to the lower-end of the minutes spectrum, that's still plenty of time for him to produce quality statistics for his fantasy teams, and remains a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Get him active.
Mar 27 - 6:49 PM

Steve Kerr said he doesn't plan to rest anyone for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala are usually the guys in danger of the random rest day, but owners can feel confident plugging those guys into their active rosters tonight.
Mar 27 - 1:12 PM

Andrew Bogut said that Stephen Curry is the obvious choice to win the MVP Award this season.

"He only needs to play 25, 30 minutes, and we’re winning games by 15, 20 points," Bogut said. "If he had to play 45 minutes for us, I’m sure he’d be averaging greater numbers, so in a way, it’s kind of flawed. He’s the MVP in my opinion. We’re the best team in the league. We have the best record in the league. I don’t think it’s close in my opinion." It's hard to argue with Bogut's logic as the Warriors usually have their games all but won by the end of the third quarter, and Curry has had some memorable performances this season. With season averages of 23.4 points, 7.9 assists, 4.3 boards, 2.1 steals and 3.4 3-pointers in just 32.9 minutes per game, Curry's owners couldn't be any more excited at the moment.
Mar 25 - 9:34 AM

The Warriors clinched the Pacific Division with Tuesday's win in Portland, led by Stephen Curry's 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting, five 3-pointers, two rebounds, 10 assists and one steal.

He turned the ball over just twice in 34 minutes, a rare treat for 9-cat owners, and continues to be a one-man army for fantasy GMs. The sole concern is that Curry may be rested at some point during Golden State's final 11 games -- they're easily the No. 1 seed in the West and have a 4.5-game lead on the Hawks for potential home court advantage in the Finals. The Warriors haven't won the Pacific Division since 1976, and the fact that they clinched with 12 games remaining underscores how impressive they've been all season.
Mar 25 - 1:25 AM

Andrew Bogut snared a game-high 16 rebounds on Tuesday, adding 10 points, six assists and one steal during a high-scoring victory in Portland.

Bogut's rebounding binge was somewhat predictable -- the Blazers are giving up the seventh-most rebounds per game to opponents this season (44.7) and they were playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Chris Kaman. Bogut had more boards just once this season, back on Nov. 8, and we're not expecting a repeat performance vs. Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies on Friday.
Mar 25 - 1:22 AM

Draymond Green fell two assists shy of a triple-double on Tuesday with 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in 37 minutes, helping Golden State earn a 122-108 win in Portland.

He made 6-of-10 shots, including one 3-pointer, while blocking three shots with only two turnovers. Green's jack-of-all-trades play has reduced Golden State's highest-paid player to an afterthought -- David Lee, who is making $15 million this season, picked up another DNP-CD tonight. The Warriors have another favorable four-game schedule on tap next week, solidifying Green as an elite weapon during the fantasy playoffs.
Mar 25 - 1:21 AM

Klay Thompson (ankle) was on a 25-minute limit during his return on Tuesday, but he still scored 16 points (6-of-13 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs) with two boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

Thompson wasn't even expected to play tonight until his status rapidly improved during the afternoon, so this is all gravy for owners relying on him in fantasy playoffs. He added one 3-pointer without any turnovers in 24 minutes and should see his playing time slowly increase during Golden State's games on Friday (at Memphis), Saturday (at Milwaukee) and Tuesday (at the Clippers).
Mar 25 - 1:21 AM


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