Player News - Warriors

Date: Team: Pos:

General manager Bob Myers is expecting Festus Ezeli's stock to rise next season.

This is somewhat telling. The Warriors may decrease Andrew Bogut's playing time and now Ezeli may be getting more of those minutes at center. This also suggests he'll get more minutes than Marreese Speights. Ezeli is a low-end target in 16-team leagues.
Aug 28 - 2:55 PM

General manager Bob Myers said Harrison Barnes is a stock to buy on the Warriors.

"If Harrison was shooting the ball 20 times per game I'd love to see what thatd look like," Myers said. "I think it could look pretty good." Barnes saw his shots per game fall to 8.0 last season while his minutes stayed the same. What's more, he was killer on no-dribble shot with a 61.0 effective field goal percentage. All that said, his 14.9 usage rate last season makes him nothing more than a late-round flier for now.
Aug 28 - 2:52 PM

Klay Thompson said he is trying to improve his pump fake.

Klay was open on 43.5 percent of his shots last season, which is down from 48.3 in 2013-14. Why? He was much better and opponents honored his shot more. If he can add a solid pump fake and build off his scoring around the rim from last year, Klay could be even better as a scorer. He's a very solid target at the end of the first round and there's no way he should slide out of the top 15 in standard leagues.
Source: Muho.tv
Aug 27 - 11:55 PM

With all the money the Warriors have shelled out to Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, it seems unlikely that the Dubs will be able to work out an extension with Harrison Barnes this offseason.

Warriors' GM Bob Myers has expressed the team's desire to get a deal with Barnes done, but for Harrison it may make more sense for him to let the market dictate his value via restricted free agency. Barnes finished his 2014-15 campaign with averages of 10.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.1 three-pointers per game on 48.2 percent shooting from the field, and he'll look to take another step in his development during his fourth NBA season. He's worth a late-round selection on draft day.
Aug 26 - 10:11 AM

Steph Curry said he's not interested in free agency and wants a long-term future with the Warriors.

While Curry is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17 season, the reigning MVP said he hopes it doesn't come to that. "As I am thinking right now, free agency isn’t really appealing to me because I love where I’m at, love the organization I’m playing for, and the Bay Area is home for me and my family," Curry said. It's unlikely the Warriors will let Curry explore free agency in two years, so for now, fantasy owners can enjoy drafting Curry in the early first round of drafts.
Aug 25 - 11:32 AM

Klay Thompson said he thinks he and Steph Curry are the best shooting backcourt duo of all-time.

While Thompson's comments sound a bit over the top, he may have a point. "I think we are the best shooting backcourt, maybe of all-time. We still got a lot to prove and I still think we are just scratching the surface of what we can be." Both players are shooting over 40 percent from beyond the arc in their career and neither player is over 27 years old, so we may not have seen the best of the Splash Brothers yet. After a breakout 2014-15 season, fantasy owners should be targeting Thompson in the second round of drafts.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 25 - 9:45 AM

Warriors general manager Bob Myers is confident that Kevon Looney will make a full recovery from his hip surgery.

"Kevon has his entire NBA career ahead of him and we felt that, in consultation with our medical staff, Kevon and his representatives, it was best to address the issue now," Myers said. "He will have our complete support throughout the rehabilitation process and we are confident he will make a full recovery." Looney wasn't going to be in the rotation anyways, so it makes a lot of sense for the Warriors to fix the issue now. Looney has a timetable of 4-6 months, but don't expect the Warriors to rush him back.
Aug 21 - 12:49 PM

The Warriors have reached an agreement on a training camp deal with free agent Jarell Eddie.

Eddie joined the Hawks on a 10-day contract last season, but he never appeared in any games. The sharpshooter has had some success in the D-League and also looked good during the summer league, but his chances of making the final roster are slim. The Warriors have 13 guaranteed contracts on the books, but don't expect Eddie to make the team.

Kevon Looney had surgery on his hip and is expected to miss the next 4-6 months.

His hip injury is why he slipped to No. 30 in the draft, but he did look very good at Las Vegas Summer League. Looney is likely going to be out of action until the 2016 part of the season and may have not even made the rotation anyway.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 20 - 9:35 PM

Stephen Curry stated during a recent interview that he can't wait to play against his brother Seth Curry this upcoming season, and that he'd have no problem dropping 50 points on his little bro.

Golden State heads to Sacramento on Nov. 7, so daily leaguers should make a note, as Steph may have some extra motivation to go off in that one. However, Seth is buried on the Kings' depth chart, so there may not be very many one-on-one matchups between him and his superstar brother.
Aug 20 - 4:06 PM

Andrew Bogut has been dealing with a sore back while playing for the Australian National Team this summer.

"The body felt good," Bogut said after helping lead Australia to a win over New Zealand, securing them a spot in the 2016 Olympics. "I was battling a few little things but if you take enough pills and things you end up getting there. It worked out all right. I felt pretty good out there. Tomorrow morning won't be as good but we got the job done and we're going to the Olympics." It's not a great sign that Bogut, one of the more injury prone big men in the league is already dealing with some back issues, and we'll be monitoring his status heading into training camp. He only managed to suit up for 67 games last season, but his averages of 8.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 blocks per game do give him some appeal in deep leagues as a late-round flier.
Aug 18 - 3:48 PM

Warriors general manager Bob Myers said that he plans on extending Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli's contracts.

"We love them and we’re going to try to keep them as long as we can," Myers said. "Thankfully, like with Draymond [Green], they would be restricted free agents. But hopefully we can figure something out like we have with a lot of our players. They’re a key part of what we do. Without them, we don’t win a championship." This is high praise from Myers, and Warriors fans can expect Barnes and Ezeli to stick around for the long haul.
Aug 15 - 9:55 AM

Draymond Green stated during a recent interview that he is not content with just one championship, and he's confident that the Warriors can repeat in 2016.

"I need to find a second ring," Green said. "That is enough motivation for me personally. I have plenty of things I want to do. I want to be great. I don't just want to win a championship and sign this nice little contract and I'm done. I want to do some special things and if you want to be special, it doesn't stop after you win one championship or sign a deal. It just starts. It's just starting for me." Green will look to build upon his breakout 2014-15 campaign next season, and he'll be worth an early-round selection on draft day.
Aug 13 - 5:52 PM

Draymond Green said that he feels he can be an X-factor for Team USA.

Green was the X-factor for the Dubs during their championship run, so why not be the X-factor for USA Basketball? Green isn't a guy that is going to demand touches on offense, and his ability to lock down multiple positions on defense will make him an intriguing addition to Team USA, although he has his fair share of competition to make the final 12-man roster. Regardless of whether or not he suits up for Team USA, he'll be a guy that fantasy owners should target in the early rounds on draft day for his ability to do a little bit of everything on the stat sheet.
Aug 11 - 5:59 PM

Marreese Speights is focused on conditioning and wants consistent minutes this season.

"I was sizzling in some games, coming through big in some games. And, still, at the end of the day, minutes got cut," Speights said. He does boxing workouts at least four times per week in a place without air conditioning. Speights said he "got a little big" late last season, which wasn't tough to tell if you watched the Warriors last season. With James Michael McAdoo looking even better and Jason Thompson now in the fold, the 28-year-old Speights is no lock to be in the rotation.
Aug 8 - 5:52 PM


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