News: Speights scored eight points (4-of-5 FG) in 15 minutes in Tuesday night's win over the Heat. This ended a four-game stretch of double-digit scoring.
Impact: Speights (25 minutes, 28 points) had filled in well when Andrew Bogut (orbital contusion) left Golden State's previous game early, but Bogut was able to go Tuesday. Despite having his double-digit scoring streak end, Speights continued to shoot well and is positioned a role in the rotation. Looking ahead, the return of David Lee will reduce Speights' minutes.
News: Barbosa (knee) played four minutes in Tuesday night's win over the Heat. He had sprained his knee in the Warriors' previous game and was considered probable to play against Miami.
Impact: The playing time was well below average for Barbosa, who is averaging 16 minutes per game. It appears head coach Steve Kerr is bringing him along slowly. Much of Barbosa's normal playing time was given to Brandon Rush (12 minutes).
News: Bogut (orbital contusion) played 32 minutes in Tuesday night's win over the Heat. He was limited to eight minutes in the Warriors previous game after getting elbow to the eye by Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins.
Impact: Bogut finished with eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal and two blocks in the win. Continue to deploy Bogut in your starting lineups.
News: Thompson was 3 of 7 from deep and scored 24 points in Tuesday's win at Miami.
Impact: Thompson is averaging 22.5 points and shooting a truly impressive 43.4 percent from the arc. Fantasy owners are also happy to see him cash in his free throws at a career-high percentage of 87.1.
News: Curry scored a season-high 40 points and hit 8 of his 11 3-point attempts in Tuesday's 114-97 drubbing of Miami.
Impact: As we've seen over the years, Curry is a player who can go off for a big performance on any given night. Tuesday night's performance was a boost for owners who had been burned by his 23 points on 8-of-24 shooting in his previous two games.
News: Thompson scored 24 points (10-19 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), with four rebounds, three assists and one block in 38 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Heat.
Impact: Thompson had a big night, but was a bit overshadowed by the 40-point performance from the other splash brother, Stephen Curry. Thompson is an excellent shooter and there's no reason to consider taking him out of any fantasy lineups.
News: Curry scored 40 points (12-19 FG, 8-11 3Pt, 8-9 FT), with seven assists, six rebounds, three steals and one block in 37 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Heat.
Impact: Curry was simply on fire in this game. He drained eight three pointers and the Heat had no answer whatsoever for the sharpshooter. Curry is one of the best shooters in the game, and is etching out a place as one of the stronger players in the NBA as well.
News: Lee (hamstring) is hopeful that he will be able to return for Sunday's game in Detroit, but said he will more likely have to wait until Dec. 2 or Dec. 4 before making his return, the San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons reports.
Impact: In the meantime, Draymond Green will continue to do an excellent job filling in for Lee at the four. Fantasy owners should not anticipate a return until sometime next week.
News: Bogut (face) has been downgraded to questionable Tuesday, the Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman reports.
Impact: He took a blow to the face in Sunday's game, and coach Steve Kerr sounded less optimistic about Bogut's chances of playing than he did at morning shootaround. Monitor his status leading up to tip-off, and if he can't go, Festus Ezeli, Ognjen Kuzmic and Marreese Speights could all factor into the minutes at center.
News: Bogut (face) took part in Tuesday's shootaround and is considered probable to play against the Heat, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Bogut sustained an orbital contusion against the Thunder on Sunday, and a CT scan on the area revealed nothing more than a bruise. He'll likely take the court Tuesday, but if the team ends up holding him out, Marreese Speights or Festus Ezeli are the top candidates to start in his place.
News: Lee (hamstring) will not play Tuesday against the Heat, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: It was reported Monday that Lee will likely miss the remainder of the Warriors' current road trip, which ends Sunday in Detroit. While that's yet to be confirmed, Lee will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Heat, and it seems unlikely he'll play Wednesday in Orlando. Expect Draymond Green to continue starting in Lee's place.
News: Barbosa (knee) is considered probable for Tuesday's game against the Heat, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Barbosa is dealing with a sprained knee suffered Sunday against the Thunder, when he was limited to only six minutes. It sounds like he's on track to play Tuesday, but he's a risky daily play, as he hasn't scored in double-figures in six straight games.
News: Speights could see an increase in minutes if Andrew Bogut (orbital contusion) is unavailable for Tuesday night's game against the Heat, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Speights, who was relegated to a minor role off the bench to start the season, has emerged as the top backup big man thanks to his significant scoring contributions the last two weeks. He's not the defender or the offensive initiator that Bogut is, but Speights is an inside scoring threat that can open up the outside for the Warriors' perimeter threats like Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.