Golden State Warriors
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|12||C||7' 0"||260||11/28/1984 (34)||12|
|0||C||7' 0"||240||08/18/1993 (26)||3|
|23||PF||6' 7"||230||03/04/1990 (29)||6|
|21||PF||6' 10"||231||03/02/1987 (32)||8|
|4||PF||6' 9"||245||07/21/1997 (22)||0|
|1||PG||6' 5"||198||02/23/1996 (23)||3|
|34||PG||6' 7"||192||09/11/1985 (33)||13|
|30||PG||6' 3"||190||03/14/1988 (31)||9|
|28||SF||6' 8"||215||09/17/1992 (26)||1|
|5||SF||6' 9"||220||02/06/1996 (23)||3|
|13||SG||6' 6"||214||07/20/1991 (28)||7|
|1||SG||6' 6"||210||10/21/1992 (26)||1|
|22||SG||6' 6"||222||01/08/1994 (25)||4|
|10||SG||6' 6"||210||06/18/1997 (22)||0|
|11||SG||6' 7"||215||02/08/1990 (29)||7|
Golden State Warriors point/shooting Jacob Evans led the way during his squads loss to the Sacramento Kings in Mondays Summer League opener, going for 18 points on 6-for-11 shooting, including a pair of made triples. Evans also tied for the team lead with three assists, adding five rebounds and two steals to his stat line. After seeing sparing minutes as a rookie (6.8 per game) in 2018-19, Evans is looking to see his role increased with the dynamic of the team in flux heading into the upcoming season.
With DeMarcus Cousins and Jordan Bell both not returning to the Warriors next season, the team had an opening at the center position. They'll fill it with former Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, who averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game last year. Cauley-Stein is a rangy defender who should easily grab the starting job, and with Klay Thompson (ACL) set to miss a good chunk of the season, Cauley-Stein could end up being the third option offensively depending on how the team uses Draymond Green. Expect solid numbers for Cauley-Stein, whose fantasy perception is likely to drop based on how recent Warriors centers have fared. Cauley-Stein should outperform what those other players have done.
The Golden State Warriors and free agent small forward Glenn Robinson III are agreed to terms on a two-year deal. Last year with Detroit, Robinson played in 47 games, averaging 4.2 points and 1.5 rebounds per game while shooting 42 percent from the field. Those aren't great numbers, but it's possible Robinson ends up starting some games for a weakened Warriors team this upcoming season, as their current small forward rotation is just Alfonzo McKinnie. Robinson's unlikely to be a major fantasy factor, though he could be in line to have the best statistical season of his career. Even improvement across the board won't make him a viable fantasy starter, though.
The Memphis Grizzlies have reportedly acquired small forward Andre Iguodala from the Golden State Warriors, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. A vital cog in the Warriors' ascent over the past six seasons, Iguodala became a casualty of Golden State's cap space following the reported acquisition of D'Angelo Russell from the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The deal to send Iguodala to Memphis also includes two future 1st round draft picks being shipped out by the Warriors. Iguodala averaged a career-low 5.7 points per game last year, and is entering his age-36 campaign, although his role on the defensive-minded Grizzlies remains up in the air.
Free agent forward Kevin Durant has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets. When healthy, Durant is one of the NBAs five best players, a dynamic scorer who can dominate inside and outside with his array of moves. But Durants expected to miss all of the 2019-2020 season with a torn Achilles, which means that while this move is huge for the NBA in the future, it doesnt really mean much in fantasy re-draft leagues, where Durant will be little more than a late round flyer by fantasy owners who dont believe that he wont play. There are also questions about his recovery from an injury that has a track record of being tough for players to return from, but Durants game is predicated more on his length and shooting touch than his athleticism, so he should be fine in that regard.