September 20, 2018, 6:24 pmStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
The Warriors might "preserve" Stephen Curry and Shaun Livingston during practices and games in the regular season.
It makes plenty of sense, and Steve Kerr has already said he's been debating dialing back on the number of practices and shootarounds to help his stars stay fresh. Expect to see Curry and Livingston play a little bit less, either in terms of nightly minutes or games overall, and Quinn Cook to pick up some slack. It won't change anything for fantasy owners and preventative measures with Curry should be a good thing in the long run.
Source: San Jose Mercury News
September 18, 2018, 6:19 pmDeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) will not be cleared to participate in training camp.
There was some thought that Cousins would be ready to go as he's been hyping his rehab for several months now but there's no need for him to rush. This year will be all about Boogie getting ready for the postseason, which makes him a dicey pick in re-draft leagues. The Warriors don't exactly need Cousins to dominate, so even when he does return he won't be the usage monster he typically is.
September 7, 2018, 10:10 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
The Lakers are reportedly interested in luring Klay Thompson away from the Warriors during free agency in the 2019-20 season.
There will be a lot of options during the 2019-20 free agency period including Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler. While any of these players would increase the likelihood of LeBron James winning a title, the Lakers are reportedly the most interested in Thompson. It is a year away, but if Thompson were to leave the Warriors one would expect his shot attempts to increase.
September 6, 2018, 12:24 pmPatrick McCaw - G - Golden State Warriors
Patrick McCaw is expected to sign his qualifying offer in the next couple of weeks.
McCaw has been sitting on the offer but no other teams have come calling, and even then it seems like the Warriors would match any reasonable overture. He'll have a chance to crack the rotation this season after a rough campaign last year but would need to cement himself as more than the 10th or 11th man for fantasy owners to take any kind of action.
Source: The Athletic
September 6, 2018, 12:07 pmAlfonzo McKinnie - F - Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have given Alfonzo McKinnie a training camp invite.
McKinnie averaged just 3.8 minutes in 14 games with the Raptors last season but is 6'8" and can play a few positions. He's unlikely to make the final roster.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
September 5, 2018, 9:01 amNick Young - G/F - Golden State Warriors
The Wolves are expected to have workouts with Nick Young, Arron Afflalo and Corey Brewer in the upcoming days.
Young won the championship with the Warriors last season but he had a disappointing year shooting just 36.6 percent from behind the 3-point line. Injuries forced Afflalo to play in 53 games with the Magic in 2017-18 but he was never really a fantasy option while Brewer was brought in to replace Andre Roberson in Oklahoma and had a late-season resurgence. The team currently has 13 active contracts so there is a chance one of these veterans makes the final cut.
Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter