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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will return to the starting five on Tuesday following his five-game suspension. The Warriors are glad to have Green back for this tough matchup against the Sacramento Kings. Head coach Steve Kerr experimented with multiple players in the starting five while Green was suspended. Most recently, Moses Moody who will head back to the second unit now. Fantasy managers who have Green rostered can get him back in their lineups on Tuesday.
Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (foot) has missed the last three games with a left foot strain but is now listed as probable to return on Friday against the San Antonio Spurs. Payton's return will probably mean that Moses Moody and Cory Joseph take a hit to their fantasy relevance, while Brandin Podziemski will continue to see minutes off of the bench. The 30-year-old's playing time has been quite inconsistent, so he's still hard to trust in fantasy lineups except for very deep leagues.
Golden State Warriors guard/forward Gary Payton II (foot) will be unavailable for a second straight game on Monday versus Houston. He's nursing a left foot sprain. The injury shouldn't keep Payton II off the court for long, but Monday's game comes too soon for him. The 30-year-old is averaging 17.3 minutes this season for the Warriors, posting 6.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals. Brandin Podziemski and Moses Moody are the main options to cover Payton II's minutes on Monday, although it's quite a tricky matchup from a fantasy perspective, as the Rockets play with the slowest pace in the league and sit among the top five in defensive efficiency.
Golden State Warriors power forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (leg) is considered questionable for Monday's matchup against the Rockets. The rookie from Indiana is troubled by lower leg soreness. Jackson-Davis hasn't played much of a role in Golden State's plans so far, and his absence shouldn't make a difference, although he would be an additional big body off the bench as the Warriors continue to be without the suspended Draymond Green. Through his first 10 career games, Jackson-Davis has averaged 7.8 minutes, scoring 3.1 points and grabbing 1.9 rebounds.
Golden State Warriors forwards Jonathan Kuminga and Dario Saric will move back to the second unit ahead of Saturday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Superstar guard Stephen Curry (knee) is back, so he'll return to the starting five and play alongside Chris Paul. Also, Kevon Looney will join the starting five after posting a double-double during Thursday's game. Both Kuminga and Saric have been decent options off the bench this season. Both could have possible streaming value for Saturday's slate.