Golden State Warriors Player News: All Positions

News: Green posted 16 points (6-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five assists, three rebounds, three blocked shots and a steal across 33 minutes in Saturday's 110-102 loss to the Grizzlies.
Impact: Green is the only vestige remaining of the Warriors' 2019 Championship starting five with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins all sidelined. Watching Green on the court recently is a study in humility, as the usual firebrand lacks the bravado that would often get him in trouble with an ejection here and there.
News: Cauley-Stein totaled 17 points (6-9 FG, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and a steal across 24 minutes in Monday's 110-102 loss to the Grizzlies.
Impact: The center's 17 points on Monday is a season high. While it looked like Kevon Looney's return would compromise Cauley-Stein's output, it appears to have had the opposite effect in the short term. He's now strung together two decent games and will look to keep things going on Wednesday against the Knicks, the only team that can claim a worse record than the Warriors.
News: Russell produced 18 points (6-22 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-4 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and a steal across 34 minutes in Monday's 110-102 loss to the Grizzlies.
Impact: Russell hasn't skipped a beat since returning from his thumb injury, and is now receiving a full complement of minutes after dipping below 30 minutes of court time in this first game back. Russell returns to provide some much-needed production for the Warriors' sinking ship, who are only rivaled by the New York Knicks for the worst record in the league.
News: Burks recorded 18 points (4-9 FG, 204 3Pt, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds, six assists ands three steals across 30 minutes in Monday's 110-102 loss to the Grizzlies.
Impact: The Warriors elected to go with a slightly larger starting lineup against the Grizzles, but the return of D'Angelo Russell is likely going to limit Burks' starting opportunities. Despite the new game script, Burks performed aptly off the bench and has earned a solid spot in the rotation due to his excellent job in relief of Russell.
News: Lee (hand) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.
Impact: Lee carried a probable tag into the afternoon, but the Warriors have deemed him unavailable hours before tipoff. Jordan Poole could receive extra playing time in Lee's absence.
News: Evans (hip) has been cleared to play Monday against Memphis.
Impact: Evans has missed the last 21 games while nursing a left hip strain, but he's been given the green light to return Monday evening. He'll slot right back into a bench role with the Warriors but will likely have his minutes watched closely considering his lengthy absence.
News: The Warriors list Evans (hip) as questionable for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.
Impact: Coach Steve Kerr mentioned over the weekend that he expected Evans to play Monday, but the official injury report suggests the second-year player's availability is more of a 50-50 proposition. If Evans is cleared to play, he'll likely be subject to some sort of minutes restriction while coming off the bench. Once he regains health, Evans should capture a regular spot in the Warriors' rotation, either as the backup to starting point guard D'Angelo Russell or as a second-unit wing.
News: Lee (hand) is listed as probable for Monday's game against Memphis.
Impact: Lee looks to have a good chance to return after missing the previous 13 games with a fractured right hand. Due to the Warriors' slew of early season injuries, Lee was averaging 21.9 minutes per game over his 11 appearances prior to getting shut down. The two-way player is less certain to have a regular rotation spot now that he's healthy again and could be sent to the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors in the near future in order to pick up playing time.
News: Green accounted for nine points (2-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-8 FT), five assists, four rebounds, four steals and a block across 30 minutes in Friday's win over the Bulls.
Impact: Despite providing his usual strong defensive numbers, Green's inability to generate his own offense, paired with his inconsistent availability, has nuked his fantasy value. The star forward's seen action in just five of the team's past nine games, while averaging just 24.2 minutes per appearance. As expected, due to the more limited role he's finding himself in, Green's stats have taken a hit, with his trademark cross-category averages of 8.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 27.6 minutes barely cutting it in standard formats.
News: Cauley-Stein finished with 10 points (5-8 FG
Impact: The 25-year-old center managed to reach double digits for the eighth time this year in Friday's close win. Cauley-Stein's largely been a disappointment for fantasy owners, who haven't received enough on the offensive end to justify his strong averages of 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals. Despite the modest offensive production (7.5 points per game), Cauley-Stein's been pegged to remain in the starting lineup, a move that could help push him towards better statistical outcomes down the road.
News: Robinson generated 20 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and two steals across 33 minutes Friday against the Bulls.
Impact: It was a great rebound for Robinson, who'd totaled just 14 points in his past two outings. Needless to say, he got back on track shooting the ball, hitting above 50 percent of his shots for the 12th time on the year. Robinson's fantasy relevance strongly coincides with his shooting ability, a skill that's oscillated on a game-to-game basis so far. In 23 games this season, the 25-year-old's reached double figures 13 times and is averaging 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 32.0 minutes overall.
News: Curry has undergone a follow-up surgery on his broken left hand to remove the pins from the first surgery, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. He remains on track to be re-evaluated in February.
Impact: Curry's timetable remains on track, and a return sometime in the spring is likely. More updates will continue to be provided as he reaches various milestones in his recovery.
News: Coach Steve Kerr said he expects Evans (hip) to return Monday against the Grizzlies, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Evans was already ruled out for Friday's matchup with the Bulls, but it appears his absence will end there at 21 games. The 22-year-old has been sidelined since Oct. 28 due to the left hip strain, so he may not immediately see the same 20-minute workload he had in the first two games of the year.
News: Russell (thumb) will play during Friday's game against the Bulls, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: As expected, Russell will play for a second straight game after missing nine straight contests due to a sprained left thumb. In his seven appearances since the start of November, he's averaging 28.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.4 minutes.
News: Lee (hand) will not play Friday against the Bulls, Wes Goldberg of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Lee has been sidelined since Nov. 11 with a fractured left hand and remains without a timetable for his return.
News: Evans (hip) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Bulls, Wes Goldberg of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Evans has been sidelined since the end of October due to a hip injury, and while he appears to be nearing a return, the second-year player will remain out for at least one more game. His next chance to return comes Monday against Memphis.
News: Russell (thumb) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Bulls, Wes Goldberg of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Russell is likely dealing with some residual soreness after returning from a nine-game absence Wednesday against the Hornets. The point guard tallied 18 points, two rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes in his first game back.
News: Evans (hip) is officially listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Bulls, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: While Evans has not played since the third game of the season due to the hip injury, it seems as though he will be suiting up relatively soon. Considering the guard hasn't played since October, don't expect the 22-year-old to see a heavy dosage of minutes immediately, as the team will likely slowly ease him back into the rotation.
News: Chriss collected two points (0-2 FG, 2-2 FT) and four rebounds in 15 minutes during Wednesday's 106-91 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Chriss had seen at least 20 minutes in eight straight contests heading into this one. However, with Draymond Green and Kevon Looney both back in the fold, Willie Cauley-Stein, Omari Spellman and Chriss combined to play just 46 minutes versus the Hornets.
News: Burks managed 15 points (6-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 106-91 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Burks was extremely efficient, missing only one shot attempt while turning in a well-rounded stat line despite shifting to a reserve role. He was one of three Warriors to earn at least 30 minutes, so it seems possible that the return of D'Angelo Russell (thumb) won't destroy Burks' fantasy value.
News: Green totaled five points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six assists, three rebounds and three steals in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 106-91 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Green rejoined the rotation after sitting out Monday's matchup versus the Hawks, which was on the second night of a back-to-back. The 29-year-old big man may continue to be somewhat of a headache for fantasy owners given the team's 4-19 start and thus the high likelihood he doesn't see a ton of minutes most nights, though he'll probably still contribute across multiple categories on a fairly regular basis.
News: Russell posted 18 points (7-14 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 106-91 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Russell returned to the lineup after a nine-game absence with a sprained right thumb. He matched season lows in dimes and minutes despite the friendly matchup, and Russell will try to produce a more well-rounded line in Friday's bout versus the Bulls.
News: Burks will come off the bench Wednesday against Charlotte, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Burks had started the previous nine games, but the Warriors will go with a bigger lineup Wednesday, moving Glenn Robinson III down to shooting guard, while D'Angelo Russell returns to the lineup at point guard. Burks could see a slight reduction in minutes after playing 33 per game over that nine-game sample.
News: Russell (thumb) is starting at point guard Wednesday against the Hornets, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: As expected, Russell has been cleared to rejoin the starting lineup after missing the past nine games due to a sprained right thumb. Given the length of his absence, there's a chance the Warriors will keep an eye on his workload Wednesday. Prior to getting hurt, Russell appeared in 10 games and posted averages of 24.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 31.5 minutes per game.
News: Looney will come off the bench Wednesday against the Hornets, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Looney was in the starting five in his return from injury Monday night, but coach Steve Kerr will move him to the bench Wednesday. The motivation for the decision is unclear, but Golden State will roll with Willie Cauley-Stein, Draymond Green and Eric Paschall up front. Looney had just two points, two boards and two blocks in 15 minutes Monday.
News: Lee (hand) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
Impact: Lee hasn't played since Nov. 11 due to a fractured left hand and doesn't have a clear timeline for a return.
News: Evans (hip) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
Impact: The Warriors expressed hope that Evans would be able to play at some point during their five-game road trip, but if that comes to fruition, it won't happen until Friday in Chicago. Fortunately for a banged-up Golden State squad, they should get some reinforcement in the form of D'Angelo Russell (thumb), who is listed as probable after missing the team's past nine contests.
News: Russell (thumb) is probable for Wednesday's matchup against the Hornets, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: A sprained right thumb has forced Russell to be on the sidelines since Nov. 17. Assuming he plays, there's a strong chance he'll re-join the starting five. Across his 10 appearances this season, he's averaging 24.3 points, 6.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 31.5 minutes.
News: Russell (thumb) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Charlotte.
Impact: Russell has missed the last nine matchups due to a right thumb sprain, but he'll have a chance to return to game action Wednesday if all goes well leading up to tip. He'll likely need to prove his health in morning shootaround to gain clearance.
News: Spellman scored 10 points (4-11 FG. 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT_ while adding nine rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in 28 minutes off the bench during Monday's 104-79 loss to the Hawks.
Impact: With Draymond Green sitting on the second night of a back-to-back and Kevon Looney only playing 15 minutes in his first game back from a hamstring injury, there was plenty of court time available for Spellman. The second-year big saw only 17 minutes Sunday with Green in the lineup, however, and his fantasy utility moving forward will likely depend on the health and fitness of the rest of the Golden State frontcourt.
News: Paschall scored a team-high 24 points (9-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT) while adding nine rebounds and six assists in 36 minutes during Monday's 104-79 loss to the Hawks.
Impact: The 23-year-old old rookie continues to be a rare bright spot in the Warriors' awful beginning to the season. Paschall has scored 12 points or more while starting 10 straight games, averaging 19.3 points, 6.7 boards, 2.4 assists and 0.9 threes over that stretch. It remains to be seen what role he'll have once Draymond Green (rest) and Kevon Looney are ready to handle full workloads, but given Paschall's performance so far, it's hard to imagine his minutes dwindling too much.
News: Cauley-Stein will remain in the starting lineup Monday against Atlanta, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: While the Warriors will get Kevon Looney back from injury Monday, they'll start him at power forward alongside Cauley-Stein. It's yet another lineup wrinkle for Steve Kerr's banged-up squad, which will be without Draymond Green (rest) on Monday. Once Green returns and the Warriors gradually get healthier up and down the roster, Cauley-Stein could shift to a bench role.
News: Looney (hamstring) will be in the starting lineup Monday night against Atlanta, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Looney will make his return to action after a 20-game absence, but he'll face a soft minutes restriction -- likely around 15 minutes -- and will play in "short bursts," according to coach Steve Kerr. Interestingly, the Warriors will start Looney alongside Willie Cauley-Stein in the frontcourt.
News: Lee (hand) won't play in Monday's game against Atlanta.
Impact: Lee remains out due to a fractured right hand. His next opportunity to return comes Wednesday against Charlotte, though the 26-year-old doesn't have a firm timetable.
News: Poole finished with one point (0-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and one block in 16 minutes during Sunday's 100-96 loss to Orlando.
Impact: Poole sniffed a donut during Sunday's loss, avoiding the dreaded zero by making 1-of-2 from the charity stripe. Poole has had moments of relevance this season, however, like many of the Warriors fringe players, he struggles to put up consistent production. Poole is not worth rostering unless you are in a very deep league.
News: Paschall compiled 17 points (6-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes during Sunday's 100-96 loss to Orlando.
Impact: Paschall notched his 10th consecutive game scoring in double-digits. The points and rebounds have been solid from the rookie but that is really where his value ends. For that reason, he is barely inside the top-150 for the season and should only be added in standard leagues if you need some cheap points.
News: Burks totaled 15 points (6-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 36 minutes during Sunday's 100-96 loss to the Magic.
Impact: Burks was serviceable during Sunday's loss but did miss a potential game-winning three-pointer with just seconds remaining on the clock. Burks' production has been up and down during his time with the Warriors and he is currently coming in as the 111th ranked player across standard leagues. Technically he is fine to have on your roster, although, the return of D'Angelo Russell (thumb) is likely to cut into his opportunities.
News: Cauley-Stein produced 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes during Sunday's 100-96 loss to the Magic.
Impact: Cauley-Stein ended with his first double-double of the season Sunday in what could be the high-point of 2019. Kevon Looney (hamstring) is slated to return for Monday's game in Atlanta and could eventually slide in as the starting center. Even in a starting role, Cauley-Stein has struggled to maintain relevance in 12-team leagues. Any reduction in playing time is likely to see him drop out of the conversation altogether.
News: Green will be rested for Monday's game against Atlanta, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: With Golden State heading into the second game of a back-to-back, Green will get the night off as the organization continues to manage his workload in what's looking more and more like a lost season. Green started Sunday's loss to Orlando and had 11 points and seven assists in 23 minutes. The Warriors will get Kevin Looney back from injury Monday, so expect him to account for a chunk of the available minutes.
News: Looney (hamstring) is on track to return Monday in Atlanta, Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Looney would face a minutes restriction after missing the previous 20 games, but coach Steve Kerr was unable to offer specifics on his potential workload. The 23-year-old should eventually reclaim the starting role at center, but his fantasy prospects may remain dicey until he works his way back into the thick of the rotation.
News: Evans (hip) is out for Sunday's game against the Magic and Monday's game against the Hawks, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. The hope is that he should be back before the end of the road trip.
Impact: A strained left hip has kept Evans out since the fourth game of the season. A return is on the horizon, however. More information on his expected return date should arrive in the coming days.
News: Russell (thumb) is targeting a return later in Golden State's road trip, either Wednesday against Charlotte or Friday against Chicago, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Russell will miss the next two games at a minimum and, depending on how he feels, could be held out until the Warriors return home. Look for an official update on his availability to come ahead of Wednesday's game against Charlotte.
News: Coach Steve Kerr said he hopes Looney (hamstring) will return for Monday's game in Atlanta, Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Looney was already ruled out for Friday's game against the Heat and will also be unavailable Sunday versus the Magic, but his absence could end there at 20 games. The 23-year-old may face some restrictions given how long he's been sidelined, but he eventually figures to reclaim the starting role at center.
News: Looney (hamstring) was ruled out for Friday's game against the Heat.
Impact: Looney has appeared in just one game this season while he deals with a right hamstring issue, and he will not be ready to return Friday. Once he makes his return, he could face some restrictions as he's eased back into action, but he could get the chance to take over the starting center role currently held by Willie Cauley-Stein.
News: Green had eight points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3PT, 2-4 FT), eight assists, five rebounds, three steals, two blocks and five turnovers in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 104-90 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Green returned from a three-game absence and contributed across the board, something he has done at a steady rate this season. His value has decreased compared to past seasons due to the team's own struggles and the absence of his accustomed supporting cast, but he remains an effective player capable of making an impact on both ends of the court on any given night.
News: Robinson had 11 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3PT, 1-2 FT), three assists, two steals, one rebound and one block in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 104-90 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Robinson has topped the 10-point plateau in five of his last six games, but he doesn't stand out in any other category which means his value will depend mostly on his scoring. He has been shooting the ball well of late, however, making 50.7 percent of his field goal attempts and 46.2 percent of his threes during that six-game span.
News: Burks had 23 points (9-19 FG, 3-8 3PT, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 104-90 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Burks has started each of Golden State's last six games and while he has scored 20 or more points thrice during that stretch, he also features two single-digit scoring performances over that span. Those inconsistencies reduce his value a bit, but he should remain as one of Golden State's top scoring threat moving forward.
News: Paschall had 25 points (9-17 FG, 2-2 3PT, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 104-90 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Paschall has played at a very high level since returning to the starting unit, averaging 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in his last seven starts. He should remain in that role Friday at Miami.
News: Bowman will come off the bench Wednesday against the Bulls, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Draymond Green (heel) returns from a three-game absence to start at point guard, pushing Bowman back to the bench. The 22-year-old still figures to be heavily involved given the Warriors have only nine available players.
News: Green (heel) will play in Wednesday's game against Chicago, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Green will assume point guard duties in place of Ky Bowman. Green's struggled mightily this year without a healthy Steph Curry (hand) or Klay Thompson (knee). Through 10 games, he's putting up 8.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 37.9 percent from the field and 26.7 percent from three in 29.6 minutes.
News: Green (heel) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against Chicago, Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Green, who's missed the past three games due to right heel soreness, is trending in the right direction ahead of Wednesday's 10:30 p.m. ET tipoff. While not definite, it makes Green a more sure option in DFS lineups. Through 10 games, the star center's averaging 8.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 29.6 minutes.
News: Lee (hand) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.
Impact: The Warriors have been mum on Lee's status since he was shut down Nov. 12 with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand, so it appears safe to conclude his return to game action isn't imminent. Before getting hurt, the two-way player had appeared in 11 games at the NBA level, averaging 10.0 points, 3.9 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.1 three-pointers in 21.9 minutes.
News: Green (heel) said he felt better after taking part Wednesday in the Warriors' morning shootaround, but a decision on his status for the team's game later in the day versus the Bulls isn't expected to be made until after he goes through warmups, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Considering the Warriors and Bulls won't tip off until 10:30 p.m. ET, Green makes for a risky option in fantasy lineups while his status remains firmly up in the air. Even if he's ultimately cleared to play, Green could handle a more limited role than usual after missing the past three games with the sore right heel. Ky Bowman has been the main beneficiary of Green's absence, replacing him in the starting five at point guard in those three contests while averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 triples and 2.3 steals in 35.7 minutes.
News: Green (heel) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Chicago, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Green has missed the last three games due to heel soreness, and his status remains in question for Wednesday's clash. The team likely won't provide an update until after morning shootaround.
News: Poole totaled 11 points (3-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, four assists and a steal across 24 minutes in Monday's 100-97 loss to the Thunder.
Impact: The first-round pick out of Michigan has started nine games this season but has given way to Alec Burks after Burks came out of the gate extremely hot. Burks' floor is volatile, and if he continues to struggle, Poole may find his way back into the starting lineup.
News: Paschall tallied 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot across 31 minutes in Monday's 100-97 loss to the Thunder.
Impact: The Warriors are thin at every position, and the rookie out of Villanova has stepped in to take advantage of the opportunity. He's not guaranteed a starting role once Draymond Green returns from injury, but he's certainly done enough to fend off Kevin Looney and Allen Smallagic for playing time when they return.
News: Bowman finished with 24 points (9-17 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five assists, three rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot across 39 minutes in Monday's 100-97 loss to the Thunder.
Impact: As long as D'Angelo Russell remains out of the lineup, there will be ample room for Bowman to continue his excellent play. Coach Steve Kerr was desperate for production in the backcourt, so much so that he put Draymond Green at the point for a few games. That's an odd fit for Green, and now that Kerr's seen Bowman's success, he'll probably stick with the rookie and put Green in the frontcourt, where he can be more productive once he returns from his current injury.
News: Robinson totaled 25 points (9-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists, two steals, two rebounds and a blocked shot across 36 minutes in Monday's 100-97 loss to the Thunder.
Impact: The 25-year old forward has finally found some fortune with his fifth team in six years. Granted, the short-handed Warriors aren't an ideal landing spot, but Robinson has taken full advantage of the opportunity and posted his best total yet Monday. After posting 36 minutes of court time in two consecutive games, he should be garnering some attention in all formats.
News: Russell (thumb) will travel with the team on Golden State's upcoming five-game road trip, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Russell has missed the last four games due to a right thumb sprain, and while he's yet to be re-evaluated, it's good news that he'll be with the team on the road trip. Golden State is expected to have another update on Russell's status Saturday.
News: Green (heel) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Oklahoma City.
Impact: Green is set to miss his third straight matchup due to a right heel issue. The Warriors have turned to Ky Bowman at point guard over the last two games in Green's absence, and they figure to do so again Monday.
News: Green (heel) is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Thunder, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Green missed the last two games with the right heel soreness but may be able to return Monday. The 29-year-old's return would be a welcome sight since the Warriors have played the last two games with only eight available players.
News: Looney (hamstring) will miss the Warriors' next two games, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Looney has been absent from the floor since suffering a right hamstring injury in the season opener. The center will unfortunately miss the next two games, putting his season total to 18 missed contests. It's reported though that Looney is nearing a return and it could possible come sometime on the Warriors' next road trip beginning Friday at Miami.
News: Paschall finished with 12 points (5-14 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, five assists and one block in 30 minutes against Utah on Friday.
Impact: Paschall finished with a career high in assists in the contest while also grabbing at least seven rebounds for the fourth time in his last five games. Paschall has also been an effective scoring option for the Warriors this season, with double-digit point totals in 13 contests this season. He'll face Oklahoma City on Monday.
News: Robinson finished with 17 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 36 minutes against Utah on Friday.
Impact: Robinson has now started all 17 games for the Warriors, scoring in double-digits in nine of the contests including three of the last four. He matched a season-high 5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in the contest, helping shoulder the distributor load as the Warriors have been hampered by injuries to start the season. Golden State faces Oklahoma City on Monday.
News: Bowman scored 17 points (7-16 FG, 3-6 3Pt), six rebounds, five assists and four steals in 36 minutes of a 113-109 loss to Utah on Friday.
Impact: Bowman set a new career-best with four steals in the contest. The rookie has now scored in double-digits in three of his last four games while taking on a bigger role for the Warriors. It's encouraging that Bowman is beginning to fill the box score, as this was one of the undrafted Boston College product's most complete performances. He'll face Oklahoma City on Monday.
News: Burks finished with 20 points (7-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists and four steals in 35 minutes of a 113-109 loss to Golden State on Friday.
Impact: Burks matched a career-high with four steals in the contest while leading his team in scoring. It was Burks third 20-point game in his last five outings as he plays a larger than expected role due to injuries that have decimated the Warriors roster. He'll likely continue to play a major role in his team's next game against Oklahoma City on Monday.
News: Spellman finished with 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-4 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes of a 113-109 loss to Utah on Friday.
Impact: Spellman matched a career-high in points as he nearly sparked a comeback with his performance off the bench. Spellman did most of his damage from behind the arc, making all his attempts in an efficient shooting night. The second-year pro has now scored in double-digits in his last two games. He'll look to build off this performance against Oklahoma City on Monday.
News: Looney (hamstring) will practice with Golden State on Sunday before his availability for Monday's game against the Thunder is determined, Logan Murdock of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Looney has been getting work with the G League team over the last week, and if he checks out OK on Sunday, he could be given the green light to return Monday. He hasn't taken the court since Oct. 24 against Los Angles due to a right hamstring injury.
News: Green (heel) was ruled out for Friday's game against the Jazz, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Green was initially listed as questionable but will end up sitting out his second straight contest due to right heel soreness. The team hopes the 29-year-old will be ready to play Monday versus the Thunder. The Warriors appear as though they'll have only eight available players for the second straight game.
News: Green (heel) is questionable for Friday's game against the Jazz, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Green was held out of Wednesday's game against the Mavericks due to heel soreness, and his status for Friday is up in the air at this point. His availability should become more clear following Friday's shootaround.
News: Poole scored 11 points (5-14 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding seven assists and a rebound in 30 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 142-94 loss to the Mavericks.
Impact: It's the rookie's fourth straight game coming off the bench, but his first as a reserve this season with double-digit points or more than three assists. Poole has been forced into a bigger role than anticipated out of the gate due to all the Warriors' injuries, and while the 28th overall pick in this year's draft is struggling to find his rhythm on offense, he has the talent to get hot from the outside once he gets comfortable in the NBA.
News: Paschall scored a team-high 22 points (8-19 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-9 FT) while adding seven rebounds and a steal in 40 minutes during Wednesday's 142-94 loss to the Mavericks.
Impact: The Warriors' patchwork roster got run off the court by Luka Doncic and company, but Paschall was once again the most productive player in a lineup lacking star power. The 23-year-old rookie has scored at least 15 points in five straight games, and on the year he's averaging 17.1 points and 4.9 boards in 31.2 minutes a night.
News: Bownman will start Wednesday's game at Dallas.
Impact: Draymond Green (heel) was a late scratch Wednesday, leaving the Warriors with only eight available players. Bowman is averaging 7.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 19.1 minutes, but he's seen more time lately with D'Angelo Russell (thumb) sidelined, and he should be even more involved versus the Mavericks.
News: Green won't play Wednesday against the Mavericks due to right heel soreness, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Green was a late addition to the injury report as coach Steve Kerr labeled him questionable Wednesday afternoon, and he won't end up being available at Dallas. The injury doesn't appear overly serious, as the veteran forward is still going through his typical pregame shooting routine, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. The Warriors will be limited to eight available players versus the Mavs, with Willie-Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss and Omari Spellman set to handle the frontcourt work.
News: Green (heel) will not play Wednesday against the Mavs, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Green is apparently battling soreness in his right heel, but it's not considered serious, as he was on the floor going through his regular pregame routine. Nonetheless, the Warriors will be without yet another regular Wednesday night as they face another uphill battle against one of the better teams in the West thus far.
News: Coach Steve Kerr said Green is questionable for Wednesday's game at Dallas with an unspecified injury, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Green has battled an elbow injury but that isn't the cause for his late addition to Wednesday's injury report. The 29-year-old may simply be banged up after playing a season-high 35 minutes in Tuesday's win over Memphis. Kerr indicated that even if Green plays Wednesday, the team will attempt to give him an off day in the near future, per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.
News: Chriss contributed 17 points (7-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, four blocks and two assists in 21 minutes during Tuesday's 114-95 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Chriss was fantastic, filling up the box score across several categories while falling one block shy of matching his career high. With Draymond Green spending some time at point guard during the absence of D'Angelo Russell (thumb), Chriss is among those who has had a chance to earn a little bit more playing time at power forward. As such, he could be a decent cheap option for daily formats on nights that the Warriors face off against weaker defensive clubs over the next couple weeks.
News: Cauley-Stein collected six points (2-3 FG, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 114-95 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Cauley-Stein stuffed the stat sheet, finishing with a season high in dimes while matching his season high minute total and grabbing double-digit boards for the second time through 11 games. Even with the team down several players due to injury, Cauley-Stein is still competing with Marquese Chriss and Omari Spellman for minutes and remains best reserved for use in deeper formats.
News: Robinson recorded 20 points (8-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists and one rebound in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 114-95 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Robinson matched his career high in scoring, though he contributed minimally in the other categories. Still, it was an efficient offensive performance, and Robinson is likely to keep earning steady minutes given that the Warriors are dealing with so many injuries.
News: Burks poured in 29 points (9-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 114-95 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Burks was superb despite finishing with over twice as many turnovers (five) as assists, amassing a season high scoring total. With D'Angelo Russell (thumb) sidelined until at least early December, Stephen Curry (hand) out for at least a few more months and Klay Thompson (knee) unlikely to play this season, Burks can likely be expected to continue shouldering a substantial load offensively on a team lacking a lot of proven talent.
News: Green registered eight points (4-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt), 11 assists, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 114-95 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Green has gone for a double-double in two of the last three games, plus he amassed season highs in dimes, swats and minutes in this one. The 29-year-old veteran is off to a fairly slow start to the year. However, as long as Green continues to earn at least 30 minutes per night, which he has in three straight tilts, he's likely to continue producing solid numbers across most categories.
News: Evans (hip) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Impact: Evans is "making progress" but still remains without a timetable for a return. More information should be available once he's re-evaluated.
News: Smailagic (ankle) has been cleared to begin accelerated on-court basketball activities and will participate in some practices with the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors. He will be re-evaluated in one week.
Impact: A sprained right ankle has kept Smailagic on the sidelines since training camp. Once he's cleared for game action, it's unclear if he'll have a spot in the Warriors' rotation.
News: Looney (hamstring) will head to the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors on Tuesday as part of a rehab program, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Looney has missed all but one game this season due to a hamstring injury but continues to make progress towards a return. He's been cleared for on-court activities and is scheduled to take part in multiple practices with Santa Cruz throughout the week. Looney will return to Golden State over the weekend, at which point the club will assess whether he's fit to return to game action.
News: Green put up seven points (2-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 33 minutes Sunday in the Warriors' 108-100 loss to the Pelicans.
Impact: With D'Angelo Russell (thumb) recently becoming the seventh Warriors player to join the injury report, coach Steve Kerr made the surprising decision to turn to Green as Golden State's starting point guard. While Green is a gifted passer, he appeared miscast in a lead playmaking role, struggling from the field in Sunday's game and delivering a weak 4:3 assist-to-turnover ratio. It's unclear if Kerr plans to stick with Green as his primary point guard in the Warriors' next game Tuesday in Memphis or if he'll give rookie Ky Bowman a more extended look in the role.
News: Robinson had 14 points (6-13 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes during Sunday's 108-100 loss at New Orleans.
Impact: Robinson has struggled with consistency this season, posting double-digit scoring totals in just seven of 14 games thus far. Considering most of his value is tied to what he can do scoring the rock, his upside might be limited going forward.
News: Burks had seven points (2-13 FG, 0-4 3PT, 3-4 FT), five assists and four rebounds in 30 minutes during Sunday's 108-100 loss at New Orleans.
Impact: Burks registered his second-joint worst scoring output of the season despite logging 30 minutes, although the fact that he dished out five assists partially saved what was an atrocious performance across the board for the nine-year veteran. Considering Golden State's constant lineup shuffles, there is no clarity on whether Burks will remain as a starter or if he will move back to the bench for Tuesday's matchup at Memphis.
News: Paschall had 30 points (10-17 FG, 2-4 3PT, 8-10 FT), seven rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes during Sunday's 108-100 loss at New Orleans.
Impact: Paschall has scored in double figures in seven of his last eight games, and this is the second time over that span the rookie has hit the 30-point mark. Paschall has looked impressive when given extended minutes, as he's averaging 22.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in 35.4 minutes per game across seven starts.
News: Burks will start Sunday's game against the Pelicans.
Impact: The Warriors will once again shuffle the lineup in the wake of more injuries, and Burks will get the nod at one guard spot Sunday. In a rather unorthodox move, Golden State will start Draymond Green as the nominal point guard, with Eric Paschall, Glenn Robinson III and Willie Cauley-Stein rounding out the starting five.
News: The Warriors are planning to start Green at point guard Sunday against New Orleans, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: If nothing else, this speaks to the amount of injuries the Warriors are dealing with, as D'Angelo Russell, Steph Curry, Jacob Evans, Damion Lee and Klay Thompson will be among the inactive backcourt options. Rather than roll with Ky Bowman at the point, it appears coach Steve Kerr will hand over the reins to Green in what should be a very big and very switchable starting five. Green is expected to be joined in the lineup by Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, Eric Paschall and Willie Cauley-Stein.
News: Russell will be re-evaluated in two weeks after MRI results on his injured thumb came back positive for a sprain.
Impact: Russell is the latest Warrior to go down with a significant injury as he'll miss at least the next seven games before being re-evaluated. In his stead, look for Ky Bowman and Alec Burks to share point guard duties, with Jordan Poole factoring in significantly off the bench. There's a chance that the Warriors will seek outside help as well, considering they have just four healthy backcourt players available.
News: Paschall had 16 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3PT, 3-5 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes during Friday's 105-100 defeat against the Celtics.
Impact: Paschall has scored in double digits in each of his five starts this season, and he has topped the 10-point mark in six of his last seven outings. He is expected to remain as a starter Sunday at New Orleans. Paschall is averaging 21.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a starter in his rookie season.
News: Burks had 20 points (4-11 FG, 1-3 3PT, 11-12 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes during Friday's 105-100 defeat against the Celtics.
Impact: Burks has scored 10 or more points in six of his last seven contests and has provided a reliable scoring punch off the bench. Scoring 20 or more points in two of his last four games, he will look to stay on a strong run of play Sunday at the Pelicans.
News: Green had 11 points (3-6 FG, 1-4 3PT, 4-5 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes during Friday's 105-100 defeat against the Celtics.
Impact: Green only has two double-doubles this season and while he has a knack for filling the stat sheet on any given night, he hasn't been able to stand out in any particular category. Up next he will lead the Warriors on Sunday on the road at New Orleans.
News: Russell won't return to Friday's game against the Celtics due to a right thumb sprain.
Impact: The injuries continue to pile up for the Warriors, who will now be without Russell for at least the remainder of Friday's matchup. His availability for Sunday's matchup in New Orleans will likely be determined over the next few days.
News: Poole will come off the bench Friday against Boston.
Impact: Poole has started each of the last eight matchups, averaging 10.5 points, 2.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds during that stretch. He'll head back to a bench role for Friday's matchup, allowing Eric Paschall to draw the start.
News: Paschall is starting Friday against the Celtics.
Impact: Paschall has come off the bench in the last two contests, but he'll step right back into the starting five Friday. He's averaging 22.5 points, six rebounds and 1.5 assists over his last four starts.
News: Smailagic (ankle) will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Smailagic has been sidelined due to a right ankle sprain, but he's slowly beginning to show improvement. The Warriors will re-evaluate the rookie again Wednesday, at which point a timeline for his return could surface.
News: Evans (hip) will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Evans played in the first three games of the 2019-20 season before suffering a left hip strain. He's presumably at least a few weeks away from getting the all-clear, though Wednesday may bring a better idea of when he might be back in action.
News: Looney (hamstring) will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Looney has played in one game this season and has been sidelined since suffering a right hamstring injury. Wednesday may bring a better idea of when he'll be cleared to return.