Golden State Warriors Roster
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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green could see more time at the center position going forward. The Warriors like having Eric Paschall at the forward position, so Green is likely going to need to switch to the center spot when they play on the court together. Golden State feels that Green can guard anyone on the court, so it doesn't matter where they put him. His fantasy value really depends on how many minutes he plays and he's been injured frequently this season. Hopefully Green's value will increase when the Warriors get healthy next season.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (knee) should be ready to play around September or October, according to head coach Steve Kerr. Thompson is recovering from an ACL tear, but should before the start of next season. He began shooting around and doing some drills before the NBA went on hiatus. The Warriors have no reason to let Thompson play this season, so fantasy owners can leave him on the waiver wire. He won't have fantasy value this season, but Thompson should be ready to roll next season.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (illness) is expected to return to action for Thursday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. He was supposed to play in Tuesday's game, but sat out due to flu-like symptoms. Mychal Mulder and Jordan Poole will lose playing time and usage with Curry returning to the court. Fantasy owners should check back on Thursday for more information on his status.
Golden State Warriors shooting guard/small forward Andrew Wiggins connected on 8-for-16 shooting en route to 21 points in the rough loss to the Clippers on Tuesday. The Warriors were no match for the Clippers on this night and with the Warriors' lineup missing many of their stars on most nights, Wiggins will continue to get the usage and makes for an attractive DFS play when they are shorthanded. Stay tuned for updates on Warriors' game days and Wiggins and his club play next on Thursday against the Nets.
Golden State Warriors power forward/center Dragan Bender hit eight of his 12 shots and recorded a team-high 23 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists in the blowout loss to the Clippers on Tuesday. A lot of Bender's production was a result of garbage time and it looks that Draymond Green (knee) could return soon. Bender is more of a streamer or a DFS play when Green and others are out, so keep an eye on the Warriors' injury report leading up to tipoffs. Bender has provided some solid lines lately when given the run.