Golden State Warriors Roster
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Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (knee) is expected to return at some point during the 2021-22 campaign. Although an exact date will be determined based on his progress in rehab, fantasy managers may certainly benefit by stashing him until he returns. The 2020 second-overall pick out of Memphis averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds last year before his season was derailed by a tear in his right meniscus, requiring surgery. His health will be a concern moving ahead. However, if Wiseman can remain on the court after he makes it back, he could conceivably surpass his statistical output from what fantasy managers received during his rookie campaign.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (Achilles) has made good progress in his rehab over the summer and is anticipated to participate in controlled drills during training camp as a result. Reports recently surfaced that Thompson could make it back for the Christmas Day matchup against Phoenix. However, if he continues to progress in the right direction, there is a chance he could be back sooner. The veteran hasn't played since tearing his left ACL during the 2019 NBA Finals before eventually succumbing to a torn right Achilles in November of 2020. Still, he has been one of the most impactful fantasy options over the years, currently holding a career average of 19.5 points while shooting nearly 42 percent from deep. Nonetheless, even if fantasy managers get at least a half a season out of the 31-year-old, he is still worth a stash, especially in category formats.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (Achilles) could make his long-awaited return during the Christmas Day matchup against the Phoenix Suns. It's been a while since Thompson has been on the hardwood in an official capacity, with his most recent appearance during the 2019 NBA Finals resulting in a torn ACL. While a potential December comeback is undoubtedly welcome news, it will probably take him a month or so to build back up to full strength. However, a late-round stash for fantasy managers is still certainly warranted.
Free-agent forward Andre Iguodala agreed to a deal with the Warriors on Friday. After the Heat declined a $15 million team option, the veteran will head back to Golden State, where he won three NBA Championships and was named Finals MVP in 2015. However, the 37-year-old hasn't done much for managers over recent years, so it's likely he won't be on many fantasy teams heading into the 2021-22 campaign.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has agreed to a four-year, $215 contract extension. Although Curry has battled injuries throughout the years, he resumed his elite-level play last season, averaging 32 points, 5.8 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting just over 42 percent from deep. Fantasy managers should consider the former MVP a top-10 fantasy option. Still, outside of dynasty formats, nobody could argue with anyone who views him as the No. 1 choice in upcoming fantasy drafts.