March 17, 2017, 6:25 pm
Bradley Beal dropped 24 points and four rebounds in 32 minutes while Otto Porter posted 14 points and eight rebounds in 38 minutes on Friday against the Bulls.
Beal shot a tidy 10-of-18 from the field, 3-of-4 from three and 1-of-1 at the line while Porter shot 6-of-14 from the field, 0-of-3 from three and 2-of-2 at the line. Beal has been superb since the All-Star break posting top-10 value which makes him someone who must be deployed every single night. Porter’s continued his great season posting top-25 value over the last 14 games.
July 11, 2020, 1:36 amStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry was limited to just five games in the 2019-20 season because of a left hand fracture.
Curry was a consensus first-round pick and was set to post some crazy numbers without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson soaking up shots, but an unfortunate injury destroyed the plans for the Warriors and fantasy GMs everywhere. He finished as a top-25/30 per-game player, while his total value landed him around the top-390 mark. Expect Curry to come off draft boards in the first round again next season despite this lost campaign.
July 11, 2020, 1:32 amMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss revived his career with the Warriors in 2019-20, averaging 9.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.1 blocks in 20.3 mpg on .545 shooting.
Chriss flashed strong fantasy potential when he was being given minutes as a potential core player for the Suns, but he's been an afterthought since. The injury-riddled Warriors provided Chriss a great proving ground and he may have played his way into their future plans. Following the trade of Willie Cauley-Stein and the perpetual absences for Draymond Green, Chriss was able to string together a handful of weeks as a top-60 option. He might not reach those heights again but there should be no complaints about a top-135 campaign from a player who looked to be on his way out of the league entirely just a year ago.
July 11, 2020, 1:29 amKy BowmanPG, Golden State Warriors
Ky Bowman took advantage of a wave of injuries in Golden State, surpassing all expectations en route to top-225/250 fantasy value (8/9-cat).
Bowman made 45 appearances and 12 starts, largely because so many other Warriors were sidelined. He had a few flirtations with standard-league value when he was the last PG standing but Bowman really didn't do much more than chip in assists. He shot .417 from the field and .308 from deep to go along with 7.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.7 triples in 22.6 mpg.If Bowman is this fantasy-relevant next year, it'll mean that things have once again gone awry for the Warriors.
July 11, 2020, 12:52 amChasson RandlePG, Golden State Warriors
Chasson Randle made three appearances in the 2019-20 season, averaging 13.5 mpg while on a 10-day contract with the depleted Warriors.
Randle has bounced around the fringes of the league for the last three seasons, and we're expecting to see him pop up in the offseason as a training camp signing next year. He managed top-420/400 value (8/9-cat) thanks to 1.7 assists and 0.7 steals per contest, so needless to say Randle shouldn't be a fantasy target going forward.
July 10, 2020, 11:50 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
In what amounted to a lost season for the Warriors (but not if you factor in the high lottery selection that comes with it), they received little from the likes of Kevon Looney and Draymond Green in the front court.
Looney was never healthy in 2019-20, managing just 20 games and ending with meager averages of 3.4 points and 3.3 boards per contest. It was a similar story with Draymond, as the Warriors finished their season with the worst winning percentage in the league. Looney is on the Warriors' books for one more season in 2020-21, the end of a three-year pact he signed prior to the 2018-19 season. He's going to cost them about $5 million and a trade or a buyout is possible, especially if the Warriors opt to select a big man in the draft. Looney's days of fantasy relevance have come and gone, as he ranked 360th in 9-cat on a per-game basis.
July 10, 2020, 11:22 pmJuan Toscano-AndersonPF, Golden State Warriors
Juan Toscano-Anderson made his NBA debut this season for the Warriors after much of their depth was traded to the T-Wolves prior to the deadline in February.
Toscano-Anderson unfortunately sprained his ankle during the Warriors' final game of the season on March 10, but prior to that he had played significant minutes for the team in February and March. He spent most of the season in the G League with Santa Cruz. There's no telling whether or not he will be on the Warriors in 2020-21, but he has no fantasy appeal moving forward, wherever that may be.
July 10, 2020, 10:56 pmDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green battled through an injury-plagued season in 2019-20, managing 43 games and finishing with per-game averages of 8.0 PTS, 6.2 REB, 6.2 AST, 1.4 STL and 0.8 BLK in 28.4 MPG.
Green's heart, which everyone knows is a key part of his game, simply wasn't in it this year in the wake of yearlong injuries to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and the departure of superstar Kevin Durant to the Nets. He put up Draymond-like numbers when he was on the floor, but head coach Steve Kerr opted to sit him any chance he got as Green dealt with a multitude of injuries of his own. On the fantasy side, Green finished 78th in 8-cat and should regain most of his old form when the Warriors' depleted roster is replenished for 2020-21. Look for him to get back to 100 percent as his extended layoff continues.
July 10, 2020, 10:43 pmDragan BenderPF, Golden State Warriors
Dragan Bender played 16 games for the Warriors in 2019-20 prior to the league wide shutdown and performed quite well (averaging 9.0 points, 5.9 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.2 threes in his nine most recent outings) in the absence of both Draymond Green and Kevon Looney.
This solid play included a 23-point, seven rebound effort in what turned out to be the Warriors' final game of the season on March 10, a 131-107 drubbing at the hands of the Clippers. Blowout losses like that were a common sight for the Warriors this year, as they closed out the season with the worst record in the NBA. Bender was in the middle of a second 10-day deal with the Warriors when the COVID-19 pandemic paused the sports world, so it remains to be seen if he is in their plans for 2020-21. Conventional wisdom would lead one to believe it is unlikely the Warriors bring back Bender, but crazier things have happened and it is impossible to forecast the Warriors' 2020-21 roster at this juncture.
July 10, 2020, 10:09 pmJordan PoolePG, Golden State Warriors
Rookie guard Jordan Poole played 57 games for the Warriors this season, averaging 8.8 PTS, 2.1 REB, 2.4 AST and 1.3 threes in 22.3 minutes per contest.
This is more NBA action than the Warriors would have liked Poole to get during his rookie year and they probably hoped he'd be able to get more run in the G League with the Santa Cruz Warriors. That's still a possibility, as the return of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry and the extensions of fellow guards Damion Lee and Mychal Mulder make it likely that Poole will see time with Santa Cruz in 2020-21. Poole was a late first-round pick of the Warriors out of Michigan just last summer.
July 10, 2020, 9:50 pmAlen SmailagicPF, Golden State Warriors
19-year-old Serbian rookie Alen Smailagic (6-foot-10, 215 pounds) played 14 games during his rookie season, averaging 4.2 points and 1.9 boards in 9.9 minutes per game.
The production from the young Serbian this season (383rd in 9-cat) wasn't important to the Warriors for development reasons and he spent the majority of the season in the G League with the Santa Cruz Warriors anyway. The Warriors will definitely play it slow with Smailagic, but his name is one to know moving forward.