January 16, 2019, 9:07 pmDeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors
His minutes and exact fit in the rotation is unclear at this point but DeMarcus Cousins will be given the chance to start by coach Steve Kerr on Friday.
Even with the start, Cousins will likely have a minutes restriction. This will be the first time we'll see him take the floor with the rest of the Warriors' core four players, so keeping an eye on their chemistry is a must.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 5:38 pmDeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) will make his season debut on Friday, according to Draymond Green.
What a time to be alive. Green's not much of a newsbreaker but we'll take him at his word here since he probably has some good sources. All previous indications have been that Cousins will indeed return on Friday but more official reports have stopped short of full confirmation. Make sure Cousins isn't on waivers in any fantasy leagues.
Source: Draymond Green on Twitter
January 15, 2019, 11:56 pmStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry scored 31 points on 10-of-18 shooting (including eight threes) with six rebounds and four assists in Tuesday's 31-point win over the Nuggets in Denver.
Message sent. Everybody got their licks in on Tuesday, as Klay Thompson also scored 31 points to go with five treys, three steals and four dunks, and Kevin Durant scored 27 points with a typically full stat line. Draymond Green easily could have been ejected for following around Zach Zarba and yelling at him at the top of his lungs for a solid 30 seconds, but finished with four points, six boards, 13 assists, a steal and a trey in the win.
January 15, 2019, 11:52 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with 12 rebounds, four assists and one block over 24 minutes in Tuesday's blowout win over the Nuggets.
Looney isn't going to disappear when DeMarcus Cousins returns on Friday, but he probably gets hit at least a little bit but hang on and see how things go in deeper formats.
January 15, 2019, 1:58 pmDeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors
Steve Kerr said on Monday that DeMarcus Cousins remains on track to make his season debut on Friday.
Cousins has been rehabbing from a torn Achilles but has been doing full practice work at the G-League and NBA levels for a few weeks now. With Boogie expected to move right into the starting lineup upon his return, he needs to be picked up in all leagues. We'd imagine that he's going to start under some minutes restrictions and may not end up with any huge workloads this year, but the upside makes him impossible to ignore. You shouldn't expect first-round numbers from Cousins given his new circumstances but it's possible that he makes a big impact.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
January 13, 2019, 9:47 pmKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant dropped 28 points with seven rebounds and five assists on 10-of-21 shooting in a win over the Mavs on Sunday.
He got three defensive stats with two 3-pointers to add to his impressive performance. He is top-5 on the season and he is playing like the fantasy beast everyone knows he is. He is putting up positive per-game value in every category except steals and turnovers.
January 13, 2019, 9:40 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green put up four points with six rebounds and seven assists on 2-of-6 shooting in a win over the Mavs on Wednesday.
He was in the locker room for a left knee injury, but finished the game so the injury is obviously not serious. Green added two defensive stats to the box score. He is putting up middle-round value and has been underwhelming this season as he is just outside the top-60.
January 13, 2019, 9:34 pmStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry put up 48 points on 11 3-pointers with six rebounds and five assists in a 119-114 win over the Mavs on Sunday.
He made the game-winning 3-pointer and iced the game with two free throws. He added three defensive stats and shot 17-of-32 from the field overall. Curry is firmly in the top-3 in fantasy production per game and is making owners who got him outside the top-5 happy he fell to them. His fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson scored 16 points on 20 shots.
January 12, 2019, 1:44 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson led the Warriors in Friday's 146-109 win over the Bulls, going 10-of-18 from the field and 7-of-11 from deep for 30 points and two steals.
Steph Curry had a more well-rounded line with 28 points, five rebounds, eight assists and five triples on 10-of-16 from the floor. Even Quinn Cook got in on the fun with 15 points (7-of-11 shooting), five rebounds, four assists and a three. Shoutout to the Bulls for being so generous.
January 12, 2019, 1:41 amDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green had two points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a block in 21 minutes against the Bulls in Friday's cakewalk.
Dray wasn't needed for much so this line looks disappointing, but it's not hard to envision how this would've been a big game against a better team. On a slightly happier note, Kevin Durant put up 22-4-5 with four cash counters on 7-of-11 from the field.
January 12, 2019, 1:39 amKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney delivered eight points, seven rebounds, five assists, a steal and two blocks in 23 minutes against the Bulls on Friday night.
Looney has a few more games of appeal left in him with DeMarcus Cousins set to hit the court in a week or so. He figures to be the top reserve center on the roster and could be worth streaming for defensive stats, and deep-leaguers might want to at least hold on to see if Cousins is limited at all upon returning.
January 11, 2019, 8:59 pmShaun Livingston - G - Golden State Warriors
Shaun Livingston (left knee soreness) is available to play on Friday vs. the Bulls.
Peoria's finest will return after a one-game absence but shouldn't be on your fantasy rosters.
Source: Logan Murdock on Twitter
January 10, 2019, 5:12 pmJacob Evans - G - Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have assigned Jacob Evans III to the Santa Cruz Warriors, the team's G-League affiliate.
Evans has not been in the rotation all year after a bad summer and is just a deep dynasty stash.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
January 10, 2019, 4:09 pmShaun Livingston - G - Golden State Warriors
Shaun Livingston (left knee soreness) was able to practice on Thursday and is probable for Friday.
Livingston sat out on Tuesday and the Warriors will give him plenty more days off over the course of the year, but he's healthy and ready to play again. His return doesn't move any needles in fantasy leagues.
Source: Connor Letourneau on Twitter
January 10, 2019, 3:55 pmDeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors
Steve Kerr said Thursday that DeMarcus Cousins will be inserted directly into the starting lineup when he returns.
We learned Wednesday that Boogie is targeting January 18th for his debut, but it could be as early as the 16th or as late as the 21st. Hearing that he'll start right away is a great sign. The Warriors are not going to rush Boogie back and we should assume he'll be in good shape relative to other players returning from major injuries. He's got early round potential given the talent, but we'll have to see how he's used and if he's rusty when he comes back.
Source: Monte Pool on Twitter