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Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Green limped off the court late in the third quarter of Friday night's preseason game favoring his left leg, but returned to play, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: This doesn't seem serious, but Green is expected to have the leg examined as a precaution. He played 21 minutes Friday and appears locked in as the Warriors' backup at power forward.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thompson scored 35 points (13-of-26 FG, 4-of-12 3Pt, 5-of-6 FT) in 36 minutes in Friday night's preseason win over Denver.
Impact: Thompson finished up the exhibition season averaging 21.7 points per game. The next Thompson news you should be hearing about is when he signs an extension with Golden State.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barbosa scored 15 points (5-of-8 FG, 2-of-2 3Pt, 3-of-2 FT) in 14 minutes in Friday night's preseason finale against Denver.
Impact: The Warriors didn't push Barbosa during the preseason after he logged heavy minutes for Brazil in the FIBA World Cup. Friday night's was his most extensive and productive outing of camp. It looks like he'll be part of the rotation, particularly with Brandon Rush nursing lower back spasms.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watt was waived by the Warriors following Friday night's preseason finale.
Impact: If Watt clears waivers, there will likely be a spot for him on Golden State's D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McAdoo was waived by the Warriors following Friday night's preseason finale.
Impact: If McAdoo clears waivers, there's a good chance he ends up with Santa Cruz, the Warriors' affiliate in the D-League.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kilpatrick was waived by the Warriors following Friday night's preseason finale.
Impact: The Warriors would like to have him play for their D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz if Kilpatrick clears waivers.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kapono was waived by the Warriors following Friday night's preseason finale against Denver.
Impact: We're not sure what the next step is for Kapono, though a return to a foreign league may be in the cards.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Craft was waived by the Warriors following Friday night's preseason finale against Denver.
Impact: If he's not claimed by another team, Craft will likely end up with Golden State's D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Holiday has won the final roster spot on the Warriors, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: A late preseason explosion of scoring pushed Holiday ahead of the other fringe players to claim a roster spot, at least until Brandon Rush returns from lower back spasms. After two consecutive double-digit scoring efforts, Holiday had eight points (3-of-7 FG, 1-of-2 3Pt, 1-of-2 FT) in 14 minutes off the bench in Friday night's presason finale.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ezeli played just four minutes in Friday night's preseason finale.
Impact: Friday's game was three days following Ezeli's return from a 17-month absence because of knee and shin injuries. That may have played a role in the limited usage. At this time, the Warriors seem content that a combination of Ezeli and Ognjen Kuzmic can provide backup minutes to center Andrew Bogut.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Speights did not play in Friday night's preseason finale.
Impact: As head coach Steve Kerr went with the tightest rotation we've seen all preseason, this is the clearest sign that Speights does not have a big role on this team as it enters the regular season. Things may change and injuries can happen, but it looks like the bulk of the backup power forward minutes will be going to Draymond Green (21 minutes Friday) this season.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iguodala came off the bench for the fourth time in eight preseason games on Friday. He scored six points with three rebounds and seven assists (zero turnovers) in a win over the Nuggets.
Impact: We fully expect head coach Steve Kerr to trot the same lineup -- Harrison Barnes starting with Iguodala coming off the bench -- we saw Friday when the regular season kicks off Wednesday in Sacramento. This will be the shape of things until Shaun Livingston (toe) is ready to return. Iguodala will be utilized as a point forward and obviously the leader on the second unit.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barnes started at small forward in Friday night's preseason finale against Denver. He had four points and two rebounds in a relatively quiet 23 minutes.
Impact: With Barnes starting, Andre Iguodala came off the bench for the fourth time in eight preseason games Friday. Head coach Steve Kerr used the game as a dress rehearsal for the regular season and it certainly looks like Barnes will be starting when the curtain opens next Wednesday in Sacramento.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogut, who missed the previous preseason game due to illness, started and played 32 minutes in Friday night's preseason finale against the Nuggets. He had a robust 12 points (6-of-6 FG), eight rebounds, eight assists, a blocked shot and a steal in a win.
Impact: Friday's game appeared to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season as head coach Steve Kerr limited the rotation and the starters played a normal allotment of minutes. Bogut looks like he's ready to get more touches in the coach's new offense.
Fri. Oct 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogut (illness) is expected to play in Friday night's preseason finale against the Nuggets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Bogut was a late scratch Tuesday because of flu-like symptoms. This will most likely be a token appearance, a tune-up before the regular season opener next Wednesday in Sacramento.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Holiday scored a reserve-high 12 points (4-of-6 FG, 2-of-4 3Pt, 2-of-2 FT) with two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 17 minutes in Tuesday night's preseason win over the Cippers.
Impact: That's two straight strong shooting performances for the non-guaranteed Holiday, who scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting in Sunday's game against the Rockets. He's making a bid for the final open roster spot.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iguodala came off the bench for the fourth time in the previous five preseason games Tuesday night. He scored 11 points (4-of-7 FG, 3-of-4 3Pt) in 23 minutes in a win over the Clippers.
Impact: It's very doubtful that Shaun Livingston (toe) will be able to return in time for the start of the regular season, so it's looking increasingly more likely that we see Iguodala filling in as the second-unit's ball-handler. The experiment as worked well during the preseason.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barnes started at small forward for the fourth time in five preseason games Tuesday night. He had 10 points (4-of-8 FG, 1-of-3 3Pt, 1-of-1 FT) with six rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 29 minutes in a win over the Clippers.
Impact: Once again, we saw Andre Iguodala coming off the bench with the second unit. The only time Barnes didn't start in the previous five games was when the Warriors played in front of several of Iguodala's family members and friends. Moving Iguodala to the reserve unit was first described as an experiment last week, but now is a trend. We expect Barnes to be a starter when the regular season opens next week while Iguodala directs the second unit. This should be the arrangement until Shaun Livingston (toe) is healthy enough to play.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ezeli (shin) made his preseason debut in Tuesday night's game against the Clippers. He scored 10 points (4-of-5 FG, 2-of-2 FT) with three rebounds and a block in 11 minutes.
Impact: Ezeli hasn't played since May 2013, so head coach Steve Kerr limited the returning big's playing time. Surprisingly, there didn't look to be a lot of rust for a player who hadn't participated in any full-contact, five-on-fives during camp. The Warriors will continue to treat him as day-to-day.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogut did not play in Tuesday night's preseason game against the Clippers due to illness, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He had participated in the morning shootaround prior to being ruled out.
Impact: His absence provided an opportunity for head coach Steve Kerr to get a good look at the returning Festus Ezeli (shin). We presume Bogut will be ready to go for the preseason finale Friday against Denver, though it wouldn't be shocking if Kerr held him out in preparation for next week's regular season opener at Sacramento.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rush (back) had an MRI exam that revealed a sacral stress reaction, according to Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News. He'll be re-evaluated at some point next week.
Impact: The Warriors expect that Rush will be unavailable for opening night next Wednesday in Sacramento. His absence means more run for Leandro Barbosa.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Livingston (toe) is doubtful for the start of the regular season, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.
Impact: Coach Steve Kerr said it was "highly doubtful" that Livingston would be ready, so owners should prepare to be without him, probably for at least the first week of the season. Leandro Barbosa should see extended run off the bench in Livingston's absence.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rush (back) will miss Tuesday's game and will be reevaluated in a week, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.
Impact: He could miss the season opener, and owners will want to check back on his status early next week.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ezeli (leg) is considered a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Clippers, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: Ezeli, who missed all of last season while recovering from knee surgery, has been dealing with inflammation in his shin since mid-summer. He returned to practice a week ago and is targeting a return Tuesday night. If he's ultimately held out, expect him to give it a go in Golden State's exhibition finale Friday. Ezeli may require some time to readjust to the speed of the NBA, but once he's healthy he'll serve as the Warriors' backup center.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kilpatrick signed with the Warriors on Monday.
Impact: Kilpatrick, First Team All-American at Cincinnati last season, was a member of the Warriors' Las Vegas Summer League squad. He's unlikely to remain with the team during the regular season, however, as Golden State is currently rostering 20 players.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Holiday scored a team-high 18 points (7-of-13 FG, 4-of-8 3Pt) with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot in Sunday's preseason loss to the Rockets.
Impact: Holiday's working on a non-guaranteed contract and Sunday's game was a chance for the reserves to make a case as head coach Steve Kerr rested or limited several starters. The young guard, who was a star in the summer league, had been pressing and missing his looks to this point in the preseason. Kerr likes that he's not just a catch-and-shoot guy, but the reality is that there's one spot available for four guys.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nedovic started at point guard in Sunday's loss to the Rockets. He scored 16 points (6-of-10 FG, 1-of-2 3Pt, 3-of-3 FT) with one rebound and five assists in 23 minutes.
Impact: Head coach Steve Kerr rested his starting backcourt, so playing time was available for Nedovic, whose regular-season role is not quite defined at this point.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kuzmic returned to the lineup Sunday after being rested for one preseason game. He scored seven points with four rebounds and three assists in 16 minutes in a loss to Houston.
Impact: Kuzmic has had some nice moments during the preseason while competing for backup minutes at center. He's got some offense to his game, but can be slow defensively. With word the Festus Ezeli (shin) has been practicing and is expected to play in games this week, the competition for Andrew Bogut's backup will heat up in the final week of training camp.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Speights returned to the Warriors after missing one preseason game for personal reasons. He played 13 minutes, scoring four points with five rebounds in a loss to the Rockets.
Impact: Head coach Steve Kerr rested several key players, including first-quarter-only minutes for frontcourt mainstays Andrew Bogut and David Lee, so there was playing time available for Speights and rest of of the bench.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Speights (personal) has rejoined the Warriors in Texas and will be available for Sunday's preseason game against the Rockets, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Speights momentarily left the Warriors to attend his grandfather's funeral, but should be available in full capacity moving forward.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rush will not play in the second half of Sunday's preseason game due to lower back spasms, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Rush tried to play Sunday despite injuring his back in Friday's game, but it appears he is still experiencing soreness in the area. Consider Rush day-to-day for the time being.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thompson (rest) won't play in Sunday's preseason game against the Rockets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Thompson will get the day off so he enters the start of the regular season as fresh as possible. The Warriors have upcoming preseason games Tuesday and Friday which allow Thompson to get a few reps before they visit Sacramento on Oct. 29 to start the regular season.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Curry (rest) won't play in Sunday's preseason game against the Rockets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: The Warriors want to keep Curry fresh heading into the start of the regular season, so giving him rest Sunday isn't alarming. Curry's career continues to trend upward and he should be taken in the first round of virtually every league with standard scoring.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ezeli (leg) has progressed enough to play in the Warriors' upcoming preseason games on Tuesday and Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Ezeli recently returned to practice for the first time in two weeks and proclaims that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season on Oct. 29 against the Kings. Despite his optimism, Ezeli's successful participation in the Warriors' upcoming preseason games will be the ultimate determinant if he'll be ready for the regular season.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kuzmic did not play in Friday night's preseason game against the Heat, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Head coach Steve Kerr explained the call to sit Kuzmic as a matchup decision. He felt Miami's Chris Bosh was too quick for Kuzmic.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Speights is not with the Warriors after heading home to be with family for the death of his grandfather, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: Speights was not available to play Friday night against Miami.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rush, who left Friday night's preseason game with a lower-back injury, practiced Saturday and said he was fine, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Rush said he initially hurt the back a few weeks ago while lifting weights and it got a little tight on him Friday.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogut returned to the lineup Friday night after sitting the first game of a back-to-back set. He scored one point (0-of-2 FG, 1-of-4 FT) with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a blocked shot in a loss to the Heat.
Impact: Through four preseason games, Bogut has compiled 17 assists. Head coach Steve Kerr's plan to give the center more touches in the new offense is evident so far in the preseason. On Friday, those touches didn't translate into shot attempts, but he was able to set up David Lee (11-of-11) for a number of in-close buckets.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lee scored 24 points on 11-of-11 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line in Friday night's preseason loss to Miami. He added six rebounds and an assist.
Impact: The Warriors' new ball-motion offense can sometimes benefit one player more than others and on Friday, that player was Lee. He had been working on his mid-range game in the offseason, but never needed it Friday, instead scoring on a variety of near-the-rim looks.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iguodala was in the starting lineup for Friday night's preseason loss to the Heat. He played 12 minutes, all in the first quarter, and sat for the remainder of the game.
Impact: Head coach Steve Kerr has been experimenting with Iguodala coming off the bench, and that's still the case even with the starting assignment Friday. The Warriors were considering sitting Iguodala for this game, the second of a back-to-back set, but Iguodala had several family members and friends in attendance. The start was a way to let him perform in front of them and get him out of the game quickly.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rush left Friday's game with lower-back spasms and will not return.
Impact: He should be considered day-to-day for now, but with a few days off, he should be able to get right for the start of the regular season.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iguodala may come off the bench this season, the San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons reports. "I don't know if he's going to start, but I know he's going to be in there for us at the end (of games)," coach Steve Kerr said.
Impact: The 32.4 minutes per game Iguodala saw last season was the lowest mark of his 10-year NBA career, and there's a chance he could see closer to 30 minutes per game this season. However, if he comes off the bench, there's a chance that could actually increase his offensive counting stats slightly, as he could be a big part of the second team offense. If he does end up being the team's sixth man, Harrison Barnes would jump into the starting lineup.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogut will stay on the floor late in games, according to head coach Steve Kerr, CSN Bay Area reports. "I'm not planning to take him out," Kerr said. "We need him on the floor. He's one of our best players. I'm going to have him out there. I'm confident that he'll make enough (free throws) that it won't matter."
Impact: This reverses a tactic employed by former head coach Mark Jackson, who often sat Bogut in close games late due to the center's troubles at the free-throw line. Bogut is a career 56-percent shooting from the line.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Green started at power forward in place of a resting David Lee in Thursday night's preseason win over Denver. He had nine points (4-of-6 FG, 1-of-2 FT) with four rebounds and an assist in 26 minutes.
Impact: It's notable that head coach Steve Kerr went unconventional with the 6-foot-7 Green instead of the 6-foot-10 Marreese Speights at the four. We expect to see Green getting the majority of backup minutes at power forward this season.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lee was given the night off Thursday, the first of a back-to-back set, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Lee is expected back in the lineup for Friday night's preseason game to be played in Kansas City against the Heat.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kuzmic started at center and scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and an assist in 17 minutes in Thursday's preseason win over Denver.
Impact: Andrew Bogut was given the night off on the first of a back-to-back set, so we got a look at Kuzmic, who was quite good and directed the defense when on the floor. While the Warriors wait for Festus Ezeli (shin) to return as Bogut's backup, maybe they already have a healthy backup with Kuzmic.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lee will not play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Nuggets in Des Moines, the San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons reports.
Impact: The team didn't list a reason for his absence, so it's likely nothing more than a day of rest on the first night of a back-to-back. Draymond Green will get the start in his place Thursday, and Lee should be considered questionable for Friday's matchup with Miami in Kansas City.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barnes will start at small forward in Thursday's preseason game versus the Nuggets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Barnes started Golden State's most recent preseason outing, when Andre Iguodala came off the bench in his first game with a broken nose. However, since then, new coach Steve Kerr has mentioned his interest in experimenting further with Barnes as the Warriors' starting small forward. Doing so would allow Iguodala to serve as the team's sixth man in a point-forward role while Shaun Livingston (toe) remains sidelined. Furthermore, Barnes has excelled in a starting role over his first two seasons, but Iguodala's addition last summer often relegated Barnes to a less effective reserve spot. As a result, it should be worthwhile to monitor how Kerr manages both Barnes' and Iguodala's roles for the remainder of the preseason.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kuzmic will start at center against Denver on Thursday night in place of a resting Andrew Bogut, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Bogut's getting a night off in the first of a back-to-back preseason set. Kuzmic has been getting a steady dose of minutes in reserve of Bogut this preseason while Festus Ezeli (shin) remains unavailable.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogut will be held out of Thursday night's preseason game against the Nuggets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Head coach Steve Kerr will give Bogut a precautionary break on the first night of a back-to-back preseason set. Ognjen Kuzmic will start at center.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iguodala will come off the bench for a second straight preseason game Thursday night against the Nuggets, CSN Bay Area reports. Harrison Barnes will start a second straight game at small forward.
Impact: Head coach Steve Kerr opted to bring Iguodala off the bench last Sunday to ease him into the lineup in the first game after he suffered a broken nose. However, it may have been a revelatory break. Iguodala was masterful as a point-forward on the second unit, dishing out eight assists without a turnover. The talk now is of Iguodala filling a similar role while Shaun Livingston (toe) remains out.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ezeli (shin) practiced for the first time in two weeks Tuesday, Monte Poole of CSN reports.
Impact: Ezeli donned a brace for practice but was able to move around well and participated in wind sprints at the end of practice. Coach Steve Kerr said Ezeli will sit out the team's upcoming three-game road swing, which begins Thursday and concludes Sunday, but he's progressing well and should be back in the mix in the near future.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Curry scored a game-high 25 points (8-of-11 FG, 4-of-7 3Pt, 5-of-5 FT) with six rebounds, six assists, three steals and a blocked shot in Sunday night's preseason win over the Lakers.
Impact: After a relatively quiet opener to the preseason, Curry has poured in 45 points while hitting 7-of-11 from three-point range in two wins over the Lakers. In three preseason games, he's made 21 trips to the free-throw line. If Curry were to average seven free-throw attempts per game, he would be among the league leaders in that category.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Livingston still does not have a definite target date for his return from toe surgery, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "To me, it's unrealistic to think we can just throw Shaun out there. At this point, he hasn't played basketball since the playoffs, and he probably needs a couple of weeks on the court practicing with us and getting his legs underneath him," said head coach Steve Kerr.
Impact: Kerr was responding to questions about Livingston possibly returning in time for the regular season. He's not sounding optimistic. As preparation for a lineup without Livingston, Kerr used Andre Iguodala off the bench as a facilitator in Sunday night's preseason win over the Lakers.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barnes (shoulder) started at small forward in Sunday's preseason game against the Lakers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He had suffered a minor shoulder injury during Thursday night's preseason game.
Impact: Barnes scored eight points (4-of-7 FG, 0-of-2 FT) with three rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two steals in the win. Head coach Steve Kerr's decision to start Barnes was in part due to regular starter Andre Iguodala's broken nose, but it also gave him a look at both players in different roles. Overall in his two NBA seasons, Barnes has been a better producer when playing with the starting five, but that's unlikely to be the case in 2014-15. He'll need to learn how to impact games from the bench.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iguodala (broken nose) played 21 minutes in Sunday night's preseason game against the Lakers with a mask to protect his broken nose, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He finished with four points (2-of-6 FG, 0-of-2 3Pt), two rebounds and a game-high eight assists, but was not in the starting lineup.
Impact: Head coach Steve Kerr said he wanted to get a look at Iguodala with the second unit, while also seeing Harrison Barnes with the starters. Iguodala worked well on the reserves, particularly as a facilitator, something that might come in handy while backup point guard Shaun Livingston remains out indefinitely with a toe injury. The presumption here is that Iguodala will be the starting small forward when the regular season begins, but Livingston's absence might lead Kerr to juggle his rotations a bit to ensure a ballhandler, like Iguodala, is on the court when the second unit takes the floor.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogut (hip) played in Sunday night's preseason game against the Lakers. He finished with three points (1-of-2 FG, 1-of-4 FT) with seven rebounds, four assists and a steal in 21 minutes.
Impact: Bogut tweaked the hip during Thursday night's preseason win over the Lakers, but it was not considered serious at the time.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogut hurt his hip during Thursday night's preseason game against the Lakers, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: The injury does not sound serious as Bogut said he'll be playing Sunday night when the Warriors and Lakers meet for a second time in four days.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Green has attempted 16 shots, eight of them from three-point range, in the first two preseason games. He's scored 21 points in 44 minutes in wins over the Clippers and Lakers.
Impact: Green worked on his jump shot over the summer with the notion he'd be getting some playing time as a stretch four in 2013-14. Preseason numbers should never be held as gospel, but Green is putting his offseason training into game action. After averaging just two three-pointers per game last season, Green has hoisted four per game in the preseason. Whatever Green's role eventually becomes, he'll be a piece in the rotation that's capable of modest production in several categories.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kuzmic has played 33 minutes in the first two preseason games. He has eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals in wins over the Clippers and Lakers.
Impact: Whether Kuzmic has a role once the regular season starts is an open question, but the Warriors' depth in the front court is thin, as Festus Ezeli deals with shin inflammation and Marreese Speights (13 minutes) appears to be unwanted. Once the regular season kicks in, we may see a steady dose of David Lee at backup center with Draymond Green filling in at the four. Or maybe, just maybe, the Warriors feel Kuzmic can give them 10 serviceable minutes a night.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kapono made his Golden State debut in Thursday night's preseason game against the Lakers.
Impact: Kapono scored seven points on 2-of-3 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 at the free-throw line. The three-point marksman made 1-of-2 from long distance. He's working on a training-camp deal so there are no guarantees he's on the opening-night roster.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barbosa did not play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Lakers.
Impact: Barbosa had eight points in 18 minutes in Tuesday's preseason opener before Thursday's DNP. The minutes he got Tuesday went to Brandon Rush (16 minutes, eight points) on Thursday.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rush scored eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with four rebounds in 16 minutes in Thursday night's preseason win over the Lakers.
Impact: Rush had played only five minutes in the preseason opener Tuesday, so head coach Steve Kerr made it a point to give him more playing time Thursday. In a related decision, Leandro Barbosa did not play Thursday after getting 18 minutes in the opener. It would appear these two guys are competing for the same minutes/role.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barnes suffered a shoulder injury during Thursday night's preseason game against the Lakers but was able to return to the court, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: It was an aggressive Barnes -- a more aggressive one than we saw in the preseason opener Tuesday -- who scored 11 points and got to the free-throw line seven times against the Lakers. We presume he'll be able to go when the two teams tip off again Sunday.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thompson scored a team-high 25 points (9-of-13 FG, 5-of-6 3Pt, 2-of-2 FT) with three rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in 25 minutes in Thursday night's preseason win over the Lakers.
Impact: Thompson's scored 45 points in the first two preseason games and is thriving in the new ball-movement offense implemented by head coach Steve Kerr. All that's left now is for the Warriors to cut a check and extend his contract. The team has until Halloween to decide to give Thompson a contract extension, but we expect a decision before the Warriors open the season Oct. 29.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iguodala will play through his broken nose, the CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: Iguodala sustained the injury just before halftime of Thursday night's preseason game against the Lakers. He explained the break is toward the end of the nose and that he should be in the lineup for Sunday's return matchup with the Lakers.