Tue. Apr 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogut (ribs) remains listed as out indefinitely. There has been no change in his status, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Bogut has a broken rib and is doubtful to return during the playoffs. Our guess is that the Warriors would have to make it fairly deep into the playoffs for there to even be a chance of Bogut returning to action this season.
Mon. Apr 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Curry scored 24 points (9-17 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go along with eight assists and two steals in 31 minutes Monday.
Impact: Curry was the lone bright spot for Golden State, who were blown out by a rejuvenated Clippers squad. Although his 3-pointer hasn't been falling through the first two games, we all know that Curry is a threat to hit that extra gear at any moment. It seems like only a matter of time before we see another playoff heat-check from the sharpshooter.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nedovic is out indefinitely due to a strained right calf, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Nedovic is not involved in Golden State's rotation, so him being sidelined should have next to no impact on the Warriors and fantasy owners.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Green scored seven points to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and plus-17 in 22 minutes in Saturday's win over the Clippers in Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series.
Impact: Without Andrew Bogut (ribs) in the series, we expect Green to get 20-30 minutes a night. There isn't one part of the game he excels in, but he contributes everywhere. This won't be the last time you hear about Green in the postseason.
News: Barnes came off the Warriors' bench and provided 14 points (4-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-6 FT) with eight rebounds in 24 minutes in the win over the Clippers on Saturday.
Impact: Barnes received extra playing time with Andre Iguodala in foul trouble. While he missed a pair of crucial free throws, Barnes had an overall nice game. He played well in last year's playoffs as well and may be making a name for himself in the spring.
News: O'Neal played 25 minutes as Golden State's starting center, providing 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 FT) and three rebounds in the win over the Clippers on Saturday.
Impact: O'Neal is still a productive player at 35 years, with 18 of them in the NBA. He likely won't average more than 25 minutes against the Clippers but could be a decent play in deeper playoff leagues.
News: Curry was limited to 14 points (6-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt) with seven assists and three steals in 45 minutes in the win over the Clippers on Saturday. He had seven turnovers.
Impact: Curry didn't have his greatest game in the win and largely stayed out of the paint (no free throws). He had a pair of no-free throw games at the beginning of April but is at his best when he gets to the line.
News: Lee had 20 points (8-13 FG, 4-4 FT) with 13 rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes in the win over the Clippers in Game 1 on Saturday.
Impact: Lee helped get David Lee in early foul trouble and did a very nice job on the glass. With Andrew Bogut (ribs) out, Lee may take on a bigger role and should continue to be a good source of points and boards.
News: Thompson had 22 points (7-20 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-6 FT) with seven rebounds and five assists in 41 minutes in the win over the Clippers in Game 1 on Saturday.
Impact: Thompson heated up in April with 20.7 points per game, while hitting 49.2 percent of his 3-pointers. On the season, he averaged 18.8 points and 2.3 threes against the Clippers and may be a key to the series.
Festus Ezeli - #31 - Center - 6'11" - 255lbs
News: Ezeli (knee) is unlikely to take the court this postseason, as coach Mark Jackson said that he's out Saturday and there is "no hope anytime soon," Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.
Impact: Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely, and Jermaine O'Neal will get the start at center, with the Warriors using a small-ball lineup frequently with Draymond Green.
News: Green won't get the start Saturday, but coach Mark Jackson said he'll "play a lot," the Clippers' official site reports.
Impact: Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely, and Jermaine O'Neal will start at center. Even when Green sees big minutes, he's not necessarily a good option for counting stats, but it's worth noting that he's expected to be a major part of the Warriors' rotation.
News: Bogut (ribs) will not play Saturday and is unlikely to return during the playoffs, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Bogut is officially out indefinitely, but the feeling expressed by some of the Warriors beat writers is that he won't be able to play this postseason. The Warriors would have to get through the Clippers and then likely the Thunder just to get to the Western Conference finals. If they can make it that far, it might be possible that they could go far enough into the playoffs that Bogut could eventually return. We're not holding our breath, though.
News: O'Neal will start at center Saturday with Andrew Bogut (ribs) sidelined, FoxNews reports.
Impact: O'Neal started 11 games at center during the regular season, averaging 10.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 26 minutes per game. It's possible the Warriors could extend O'Neal's minutes with the games counting for more in the playoffs, but in general, O'Neal will likely only be an option in daily leagues and in deeper playoff leagues. The Warriors are matching up against the Clippers, and most prognosticators have the Clip Mode Squad advancing.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson says Jermaine O'Neal will start in place of Bogut for Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
Impact: Jackson said Friday that he wants O'Neal to start because it's easier for the 35-year-old veteran to stay loose. He also says O'Neal provides a similar skill set to Bogut, who is out indefinitely with a fractured right rib.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson says O'Neal will start in place of injured center Andrew Bogut for Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
Impact: Jackson said Friday that he wants O'Neal to start because it's easier for the 35-year-old veteran to stay loose. He also says O'Neal provides a similar skill set to Bogut, who is out indefinitely with a fractured right rib. O'Neal averaged 7.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 44 games this season, his 18th in the NBA. He sat out 25 games following surgery on his right wrist in December and also missed time with injuries to his right foot, groin and both knees.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kuzmic was recalled from the Santa Cruz of the D-League on Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Golden State assigned Kuzmic to Santa Cruz on Thursday, allowing to him to play in Game 1 of the team's semifinal series against Rio Grande Valley. Kuzmic posted 23 points and 18 rebounds in the victory before being sent back to the Warriors.
News: Kuzmic was assigned to Santa Cruz of the D-League on Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Kuzmic has made too many appearances in his rookie season -- 21 in all -- but with the Warriors resting most of their regulars Wednesday, he logged 31 minutes, contributing six points (2-2 FG, 2-4 FT), seven rebounds, and two steals. He'll aid those Warriors of the D-League in their playoff pursuit Thursday.
News: Either Green or Jermaine O'Neal will get the nod for Andrew Bogut (ribs) in Saturday's series opener at the Clippers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: With no clear return date in mind for Bogut from the broken rib that he sustained Sunday in Portland, coach Mark Jackson must make a decision regarding his starting five as the playoffs commence. In 12 starts during the regular season, Green averaged nine points (on 39.4 percent shooting), 7.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 0.7 three-pointers in 31.3 minutes.
News: O'Neal or Draymond Green will get the nod for Andrew Bogut (ribs) in Saturday's series opener at the Clippers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: With no clear return date in mind from the broken rib that he sustained Sunday at Portland, coach Mark Jackson has a decision to make regarding his starting five as the playoffs open. In 13 starts during the regular season, O'Neal averaged 10.5 points (on 57.7 percent shooting), 7.1 boards, 1.1 blocks, and 0.8 assists in 24.9 minutes.
News: Green played just three minutes in Golden State's regular season finale Wednesday.
Impact: There has been talk prior to the game that Green would be rested completely, but two players fouled out prompting Green's usage.
Jordan Crawford - #55 - Guard - 6'4" - 195lbs
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Crawford scored 41 points, helping Golden State to a 116-112 victory over Denver in the final regular season game of the year.
Impact: Crawford was 16 of 28 from the field in the victory.
News: Barnes scored 30 points (11-21 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-12 FT) and grabbed five rebounds in a full 48 minutes against Denver on Wednesday night.
Impact: With a handful of players resting for the Warriors, Barnes played the entire game and poured in a season-high 30 points. It's a pretty good sign for Golden State fans, who were counting on Barnes for much more after a breakthrough postseason last year. Perhaps this is what he needed to get on the right track; he was averaging just 7.1 points per game since the all-star break.
Jordan Crawford - #55 - Guard - 6'4" - 195lbs
News: Crawford scored 41 points (16-28 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 7-8 FT) and had five rebounds in 41 minutes against Denver on Wednesday night.
Impact: The Warriors held just about everybody out Wednesday night so Crawford had an expanded role and he happily obliged with a monster 41-point game. He started off April scoring in double-digits in five straight games and might be turning into a viable option off the bench for Golden State in the playoffs.
News: Contrary to earlier reports, Thompson started Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
Impact: Thompson was expected to sit out, but with Nemanja Nedovic (calf) out, the Warriors opted to keep him in the lineup. The Warriors are locked in as the six seed out West, so it's quite possible Thompson's minutes will be monitored.
News: Nedovic (calf) will not play in Wednesday's season finale against the Nuggets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Nedovic, who was just recalled from the D-League on Monday, is dealing with a calf injury and will not be available. With the Warriors sitting nearly every key contributor, Nedovic's absence stretches their depth extremely thin.
News: O'Neal (rest) didn't travel with the team to Denver, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: O'Neal will sit out Wednesday to get his body ready for the playoffs. With Andrew Bogut (ribs) out without a timetable for a return, O'Neal will be the Warriors' starting center to begin the playoffs. For Wednesday, Hilton Armstrong will get the start.
News: Bogut (ribs) did not make the trip with the team to Denver, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Bogut is officially out Wednesday, and is expected to miss some time in the playoffs as well. With Jermaine O'Neal also out Wednesday, Hilton Armstrong will get the start at center.
News: Thompson (rest) will most likely sit out Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Thompson will get an extra day off before the Warriors make their run in the playoffs. Jordan Crawford will get the start at shooting guard.
News: Green (rest) will most likely sit out Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Although Green has not been official ruled out, don't expect to see him on the floor. Harrison Barnes will start at small forward and play a majority of the minutes there.
News: Curry (rest) will sit out Wednesday's regular season finale against the Nuggets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Curry will get an extra day to rest before the start of the playoffs. Steve Blake will start in his place.
News: Iguodala (rest) will not play Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Iguodala will get some extra time to heal from a knee injury before the playoffs. With Klay Thompson Draymond Green both also likely out, expect Harrison Barnes and Jordan Crawford to get more minutes.
News: Lee (rest) will sit out Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Lee will get a night off in preparation for the playoffs. Look for Marreese Speights to pick up most of the minutes left in his absence.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | STATS
News: Iguodala has a sore knee.
Impact: Iguodala should be OK for the playoffs.
Marreese Speights - #5 - Forward-Center - 6'10" - 271lbs
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Speights scored nine points (4-of-13 FG) with seven rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 16 minutes in Monday's win over the Timberwolves. Those 13 field-goal attempts were the fourth highest behind Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and David Lee.
Impact: We learned the Warriors will move forward into the postseason without the services of Andrew Bogut (broken rib) for an indefinite period of time. That makes Speights a viable candidate for enhanced minutes and scoring opportunities.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogut's injury has been diagnosed as a broken rib, the San Jose Mercury News reports. His return date is indefinite at this time.
Impact: Jermaine O'Neal got the start at center in Monday night's win over Minnesota and will be the primary fill-in going forward into the postseason.
News: Barnes scored just six points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt) but added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in 31 minutes Monday.
Impact: Starting in place of the aching Andre Iguodala (knee), Barnes struggled offensively but made up for it in other ways on Monday. As we've come to learn, there's often just not enough shots to go around in Golden State, especially when you lack aggression like Barnes.
News: Lee scored 25 points (12-14 FG, 1-2 FT) while adding nine rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes Monday.
Impact: Lee's big night is great news for Golden State and fantasy owners alike. After two rough performances following his return from injuries last week, Lee had one of his most effective games of the season. With Golden State locked into the sixth seed, we'll see what kind of lineup they decide to throw out in the season finale. Keep an eye on what they decide to do with Lee.
News: O'Neal scored 10 points (3-9 FG, 4-4 FT) and grabbed four rebounds in 21 minutes Monday.
Impact: O'Neal is poised to be the starting center until further notice after the injury to Andrew Bogut (ribs). While the veteran big probably won't see big minutes due to his age, he still can provide value in deeper leagues. He remains an intriguing pickup for the Warriors' final regular season game on Wednesday.
News: Green scored 20 points (7-9 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks in 38 minutes Monday.
Impact: Green set or tied career-highs in points, rebounds, steals, and 3-pointers on Monday. What an incredible night for the forward, who has recently played himself in more consistent minutes. Hopefully he can carry his career-night over into the regular season finale. With Golden State locked into the sixth seed, perhaps Green will get big minutes again.
News: Barnes will start at small forward Monday versus the Timberwolves, Minnesota's official site reports.
Impact: With Andre Iguodala resting a knee injury, Barnes will get the nod at the three, but this season has been such a disappointment for Barnes that it's hard to recommend him, even as a starter.
News: Iguodala will miss Monday's game against the Timberwolves with a knee injury, the T-Wolves's official site reports.
Impact: Iguodala returned from a knee injury for Sunday's game but will get Monday night off, as the Warriors are now desperate to keep as many guys healthy for the playoffs as possible, especially with Andrew Bogut out indefinitely with a fractured rib. Look for Harrison Barnes to start at small forward Monday, and consider Iguodala day-to-day for now.
News: O'Neal should start the Warriors' final two games of the season, as Andrew Bogut (ribs) has been ruled out and is questionable for the start of the playoffs, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.
Impact: O'Neal has some added value for the final two games and could contribute modestly in points with excellent production in blocks and rebounds.
News: Bogut (ribs) has been ruled out for the Warriors' final two regular-season games, and it's uncertain if he'll be able to take the court when the playoffs begin, as he's wearing a sling, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.
Impact: Those in single-season leagues can drop Bogut and expect Jermaine O'Neal to start at center in his place. This news makes Bogut a sketchy option for those in postseason leagues, as we still don't know the extent of his injury, but it's possible he could be limited or unavailable in the playoffs.
News: Kuzmic was recalled from the D-League on Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: With the Warriors locked into a playoff spot, Kuzmic could see some minor playing time to help the team rest its regulars, but he still isn't a great option.
News: Nedovic was recalled from the D-League on Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Nedovic could see some time, considering the Warriors are locked into a playoff spot and may want to rest their regulars, but he still isn't a very attractive option.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Bogut has a fractured rib that could keep him out for the start of the playoffs.
Impact: Warriors coach Mark Jackson said Monday night that an X-ray revealed the fractured rib. Jackson said Bogut is out "indefinitely" and there is no timetable for his return. Bogut left Sunday's overtime loss at Portland in the fourth quarter with the injury.
News: Bogut was forced to leave in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's loss to Portland after getting hit in the ribs and did not return, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Bogut will undergo an X-fay to determine the severity of the injury. Any significant injury would diminish Golden State's postseason chances.
News: Green returned to a bench role in Sunday night's loss to the Trail Blazers. He scored three points with four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 22 minutes.
Impact: Now that David Lee is back on the floor, Green's not needed for a starting job or for big minutes. He did, however, force overtime when he hit a late three-pointer.
Festus Ezeli - #31 - Center - 6'11" - 255lbs
News: Ezeli (knee) has been cleared for contact and could begin practicing soon, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: At this point, there's little Ezeli can do to help fantasy teams. He's an elite shot blocker and it's possible Ezeli could help in that category if he can get up to speed in time to play in one of the final two regular season games.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Golden State's Stephen Curry scored a season-high 47 points on Sunday night, but it wasn't enough as the team fell to Portland in overtime.
Impact: The guard was hitting shots from all over the floor, going 7 of 14 from 3-point range in the game.
News: Curry scored a season-high 47 points (16-29 FG, 7-14 3Pt, 8-8 FT) to go along with one rebound, five assists and three steals in 45 minutes Sunday.
Impact: This eye popping scoring total definitely still seems within the realm of possibility when you're dealing with Curry. He's one of the best fantasy options in the NBA and will likely continue to be so for as long as he can stay healthy.
News: Lee moved back into the starting lineup Sunday but struggled by finishing with just four points (2-9 FG, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 33 minutes.
Impact: This was Lee's second game back from a seven-game absence. It's obvious that his game isn't quite back to where it was before his hamstring injury, but he has two upcoming games to work out the kinks. There was some speculation that he might take a game or two off before the playoffs in order to rest up, but after his poor Sunday outing, a legitimate case can be made in favor of him playing in the final two games of the season to regain his old form.
News: Iguodala (knee) managed to play 37 minutes in Sunday's game despite sitting out Friday. He ended with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Impact: Iguodala likely sat Friday because the Warriors wanted to rest up their guy before a hopeful playoff run. He stands a good chance of playing when it matters, even though he's had some tendinitis issues in his knee.
News: O'Neal (knee) returned to the court Sunday after a one-game absence. He came off the bench and finished with six points, three rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes of action.
Impact: O'Neal played his normal complement of minutes Sunday, so it's reasonable to assume that he'll be good to go in future games. He provided some relevant box scores when he was a fill-in starter, but his normal role off the bench leaves him with little time to have much of an impact.
News: Iguodala is in the Warriors' starting lineup Sunday.
Impact: Iguodala missed Friday's game against the Lakers due to tendinitis in his knee. He will replace Harrison Barnes in the starting lineup, but Iguodala could still have his minutes limited while he continues to recover from his injury.
News: Curry scored 30 points (12-20 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), grabbed 10 rebounds, and distributed 12 assists in 35 minutes Friday against the Lakers.
Impact: Even for a player who is arguably among the top five fantasy performers, and even against a fantasy doormat like the Lakers, a triple-double is an accomplishment worthy of acknowledgement.
News: Barnes started in place of the injured Andre Iguodala (knee) on Friday night against the Lakers. Barnes played 22 minutes and scored eight points (4-9 FG) while adding four rebounds, one steal, and one block.
Impact: This was not a great showing for Barnes, who is capable of much more meaningful fantasy performances. With Iguodala seeming likely to return soon, however, Barnes will probably soon return to a bench role that is too limited to put up consistent statistical production.
News: Lee (hamstring) returned from a seven-game absence Friday night against the Lakers. He came off the bench to play 25 minutes and scored 10 points (4-12 FG, 2-2 FT), grabbed 10 rebounds, while adding two assists and two steals.
Impact: The Lakers have been quietly fighting the 76ers for the title of fantasy's friendliest opponent, and so stat lines against them should be taken with a grain of salt. That said, a double-double in limited minutes is a strong development for anybody, especially a player just returning from injury.
News: Lee, who returned from a hamstring injury Friday night, assumes he'll be "game to game" in terms of his availability in the regular season's final three games, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Adding to the game-to-game status is the fact that Golden State clinched a playoff berth with Friday's win over the Lakers, meaning coach Mark Jackson can limit/rest Lee for the upcoming postseason.
Steve Blake - #25 - Guard - 6'3" - 175lbs
News: Blake scored 13 points (5-of-9 FG, 3-of-7 3Pt) with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 30 minutes in Friday's win over the Lakers.
Impact: The Warriors were down a couple of key rotation members and Blake had an opportunity to fill in as a scorer for a change. Those nine shots are the most attempts he's had since joining the Warriors and it was just the second time he's reached double-digit scoring. We don't foresee this sort of production happening often and you should leave Blake on your bench or in the free-agent pile.
Marreese Speights - #5 - Forward-Center - 6'10" - 271lbs
News: Speights scored 16 points (7-of-11 FG, 2-of-2 FT) with eight rebounds and a steal in Friday night's win over the Lakers. He's posted double-digit scoring in three of the past five games and is averaging 10.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in the last 11 games.
Impact: Even with the return of David Lee (hamstring) on Friday, Speights was needed to offset the unavailability of Jermaine O'Neal (knee). It's been a largely forgettable first season with Golden State, but Speights is finishing well. Lee's return could impact Speights' minutes, but with the Warriors having clinched the postseason, both Lee and O'Neal will have their minutes kept in check to preserve them for the playoffs.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Curry had 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors clinched a playoff berth with a 112-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Impact: The speedy point guard is the first Warriors player with four triple-doubles in a single season since Wilt Chamberlain had five in 1962-63.
News: Lee (hamstring) will play Friday at the Lakers.
Impact: After not playing since Mar. 22, a span of seven games, Lee will return in a bench role. Even if he doesn't play too many minutes, it will be good to see him back on the court, as the Warriors attempt to secure a playoff spot. Draymond Green will start at power forward, but expect Lee to take back his starting role soon, unless he encounters a setback.
News: Barnes will start Friday at the Lakers.
Impact: With Andre Iguodala sitting out again with tendinitis in his knee, Harrison Barnes will start at small forward and should see a good amount of playing time. Draymond Green will be starting at the other forward slot in place of David Lee (hamstring), who will play Friday off the bench, so Barnes should get the majority of the playing time at the three.
News: O'Neal (knee) won't play Friday at the Lakers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: After starting several games in place of Andrew Bogut, O'Neal will take his turn watching from the sidelines, as he deals with a sore left knee. Thankfully, Andrew Bogut is healthy, and David Lee is active as well, so O'Neal's presence won't be missed as much as it could have.
News: Iguodala (knee) won't play Friday at the Lakers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Iguodala will sit out while continuing to deal with tendinitis in his knee in an effort to get healthier for the postseason, if the Warriors can in fact lock up a playoff spot. He'll be joined on the bench by Jermaine O'Neal (knee), who won't be playing, either.
News: Lee (hamstring) is expected to play Friday, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: Coach Mark Jackson stated his expectation that Lee plays Friday, but the forward will likely come off the bench. Based on that, Draymond Green seems a good bet to start at power forward, though he should see fewer minutes with Lee waiting in the wings.
News: Thompson recorded 21 points (8-19 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 30 minutes Thursday.
Impact: Thompson was one of two players for the Warriors to record 20+ points, along with Stephen Curry, and is averaging 23.8 points along with 3.8 threes on 61.8 percent shooting from three. He's finishing the season off strong and will hopefully carry his hot shooting through the end of the season and into the playoffs.
News: Curry recorded 24 points (8-19 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, and four steals in 34 minutes.
Impact: Curry was one of four Warriors players to score in double figures and also led the team with 34 minutes on a night where 10 players logged 16 or more minutes on the court. With the regular season drawing to a close, Curry will likely be playing as much as possible to help the Warriors fight for the best possible playoff seed.
News: Lee (hamstring) won't play Thursday against the Nuggets, the Bay Area News Group reports.
Impact: This doesn't come as a surprise, as Lee was expected to sit this one out. Consider him questionable to play in the final four games on Golden State's schedule after Thursday.
News: Lee (hamstring/back) took part in morning shootaround and is considered questionable for Thursday's contest versus the Nuggets, the Bay Area News Group reports.
Impact: Because coach Mark Jackson prefers to learn how Lee reacts to the workout, a final decision likely won't be imparted until close to the 10:30 PM ET tip. If Lee's hamstring issue and inflamed back keep him out of commission, Draymond Green will handle power forward once again. Keep in mind, though, that the Warriors have four games remaining on the docket after Thursday's outing -- Friday, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday -- leaving plenty of time for Lee to revitalize his relevance.
News: Iguodala will have his minutes monitored in the Warriors' two back-to-back sets before the season ends on Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Iguodala returned from a knee injury last Friday, and with four of the Warriors final five games being a part of back-to-back sets, there is potential he could see reduced minutes, especially in the final game of those sets, as head coach Mark Jackson will monitor Iguodala's minutes. The Warriors play a Thursday-Friday set before playing Sunday-Monday.
News: Lee (hamstring/back) still has no timetable to return, but would like to play a few regular season games before the playoffs start, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Lee has missed six games due to a hamstring injury and nerve inflammation in his back, but in a bit of a surprise move, practiced on Wednesday. Ideally, Lee would like to play in a few of the Warriors remaining five games. He is unlikely to play on Thursday, and his next chance to return will come on Friday, before the Warriors finish their final three games on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday of next week.
Hilton Armstrong - #57 - Forward-Center - 6'11" - 235lbs
News: Armstrong has signed with the Warriors for the remainder of the season, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Armstrong has bounced around his entire career and played three separate stints with the Warriors this season alone. He signed his second 10-day deal on Mar. 30, and the team will keep him around for the final week of the regular season and into the playoffs. The former UConn standout is averaging 6.3 rebounds in 9.7 minutes over the last three contests.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Lee says he has damage in the nerve that connects from his back to his right hamstring but hopes to be back for the playoffs.
Impact: Lee says there is no timetable for his return from the injury, which the team initially called a strained hamstring. Lee said he continued to feel pain in his leg last week and two MRI exams showed the irritated nerve.
News: Lee, already felled by a strained hamstring, has been diagnosed with nerve inflammation in his back, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He's definitely not playing Thursday night against Denver and there is no timetable set for a return.
Impact: The back issue is preventing Lee from performing any level of team activity in practice. Ideally, Lee would take some time to let it heal, but with the postseason fast approaching, the Warriors might decide to be aggressive. They could opt for epidural injections that would reduce the inflammation and allow him to rehab sooner.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Klay Thompson scored 33 points and the Golden State Warriors eased past the Utah Jazz 130-102 Sunday night to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race.
Impact: Thompson was feeling it from long range, going 7 of 10 from 3-point land in the victory.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Thompson scored 21 points as the Golden State Warriors routed the Sacramento Kings 102-69 on Friday night.
Impact: He's topped 20 points twice in three games.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: The Golden State Warriors will be without Bogut and power forward David Lee against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night because of injuries.
Impact: It will be the fifth straight game Lee has missed because of a strained right hamstring and the fourth game in a row Bogut has sat out with a bruise in his pelvis and groin area. The team said both are day to day.