• In another classic case of the rich getting richer, Tim Kawakami of Mercury News reported that PF/C Speights is still open to re-signing with the Warriors for the veteran minimum salary.

     

    After signing Zaza Pachulia to a one-year, 2.9 million dollar deal, the Warriors’ next opportunity to line its roster with talent has officially presented itself. Marreese Speights is still open to re-signing with the Warriors for the minimum. He has proven to be a reliable source of mid range shooting and physicality off the bench, and is apparently willing to forgo the opportunity to earn significantly more from other teams to return to his role with Golden State.

    The Pachulia signing seemed like theft compared to the significantly less productive Timofey Mozgov’s newly inked four year, 64 million dollar contract with the LA Lakers. Adding Speights to the mix would be another instance of the Warriors finding huge value in free agency.

     

    The decision to accept the minimum makes a lot of sense when you factor in the chance to be a part of one of the most talented teams to ever grace NBA hardwood.

    The Warriors have shown a knack for getting under peoples’ skin recently, and re-signing Speights to a contract worth the vet minimum would just be another opportunity for them to ruffle feathers. 

    Outside of one-team lifers Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan, who wouldn’t want to take less money to go live out by the bay getting wide open shots and piling up wins with Steph Curry, KD and the rest of the Splash family? It wouldn’t surprise me if a mob of veteran NBA free agents started lining up outside of Oracle Arena for a pick up game, where the winning team gets a veteran minimum contract from the Warriors. Would Ray Allen come out of retirement for a spot in that game?

    Like it or not, Joe Lacob and the Golden State Warriors continue to attract good players and live up to the claim that they’re miles ahead of the rest of the league. 2016-17 represents a chance for them to redeem their 3-1 NBA Finals collapse with a retooled roster. With the way they’re getting free agents for pennies on the dollar, that’s only going to strengthen their case.

     

Fantasy News

  • Tomas Satoransky
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Tomas Satoransky (left ankle soreness) will start Monday's game against the Spurs.

    Satoransky had been listed as probable. Despite 19 points on Saturday, he hasn't scored enough of late to be particularly useful.

    Source: Chuck Swirsky on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier (illness) will be available to face the Kings on Monday.

    Napier had a huge game on Saturday and continues to provide assists. Feel free to keep him active.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len (right hip flexor) will be held out of Tuesday's game.

    Len was injured on Friday. He hasn't been especially valuable in his current role. Bruno Fernando is questionable for Tuesday, which leaves De'Andre Hunter in a potentially important spot.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic (right ankle soreness) will be available for Monday's game.

    Doncic had been considered probable. The Mavs will be happy to have him available given that he ranks fourth in the NBA in points and third in assists.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter

  • Ryan Broekhoff
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Ryan Broekhoff (left fibula fracture) will be available for Monday's game.

    Broekhoff suffered the fracture about a month ago. He's not especially relevant even in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right ankle soreness) will be available for Monday's game.

    Adebayo will start as usual after being considered probable. He's a double-double machine who can also help in the blocks category.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn (bilateral Achilles soreness) will not play during Monday's game.

    Nunn had been listed as questionable. Despite Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic being available, Tyler Herro should have plenty of value.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (left calf bruise) will be available for Monday's game.

    Dragic was previously listed as questionable. He'll come off the bench against the Magic as Tyler Herro gets the start. Dragic has posted 15.8 points and 5.0 assists per game so far.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (right ankle sprain) is available for Monday's game and will start.

    This is good news for his owners after being listed as questionable. Tyler Herro will remain in the starting lineup for the Heat.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Dallas Mavericks

    Willie Cauley-Stein will be available for Monday's game after being traded to the Mavs on Saturday.

    Cauley-Stein is useful for his rebounding and shot blocking, but it's uncertain how Rick Carlisle will use him. He averaged 7.9 points, 6.2 boards, and 1.2 blocks with the Warriors this season.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter