November 18, 2018, 9:49 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney started over Damian Jones on Sunday and scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting to go along with seven rebounds in 22 minutes in a loss to the Spurs.
The Warriors are trying anything to turn these games that Steph Curry an Draymond Green are out into wins, but it seems like not matter what they try it is not working. Jones had five points on 2-of-5 shooting with three rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes. Both players can be left on the wire right now.
November 18, 2018, 9:45 pmQuinn Cook - G - Golden State Warriors
Quinn Cook managed 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting in 28 minutes in a loss to the Spurs on Sunday.
He came off the bench again and outplayed the starter, Andre Iguodala, who only had four points in 26 minutes. Cook added eight rebounds, two assists and a steal to the box score. He is still a great pickup and start while Steph Curry is sidelined, but his value vanishes once Curry returns to action.
November 18, 2018, 9:42 pmKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant scored 26 points on 8-of-25 shooting in a loss to the Spurs on Sunday.
He did add 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block to the box score, but this game was far from pretty for Durant. The Warriors have struggled without Steph Curry and Draymond Green as Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, who had 25 points on 26 shots in this one, have not been able to lead the Warriors to winning basketball. Durant is only top-40 and Thompson is only top-100 while Curry and Green have been out, so better days are ahead of them when those two return to the court.
November 18, 2018, 5:57 pmAlfonzo McKinnie - F - Golden State Warriors
Alfonzo McKinnie is hopeful of returning for Wednesday's game.
McKinnie missed both games this weekend and has emerged as a solid depth option for the Warriors this year. If he can't play we'll see Damion Lee step into his minutes, as he did on Saturday.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
November 18, 2018, 5:52 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney will start over Damian Jones again on Sunday.
The situation remains fluid but the coaching staff trusts Looney to play more minutes with Draymond Green out. He did go scoreless in 27 minutes last night while Damian Jones picked up four blocks in limited time off the bench, but the Dubs figure to try this configuration out for at least a little while longer.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
November 18, 2018, 4:30 pmAlfonzo McKinnie - F - Golden State Warriors
Alfonzo McKinnie (foot soreness) will not play on Sunday.
McKinnie sat out yesterday as well, and it allowed Damion Lee to set a season-high in minutes and scoring. He seems like the obvious choice to step up again tonight but he's really just a DFS punt.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
November 18, 2018, 4:27 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green has been ruled out of Sunday's game.
It was reported yesterday that Green was unlikely to play today so this isn't a surprise. Kevon Looney and Jonas Jerebko joined the starting five last night, and Steve Kerr could opt to keep either one or both in the starting lineup today (though it's worth pointing out that Looney replaced Damian Jones). Neither is a great fantasy play but if you're streaming or need some short-term help in deep leagues, they're your choices.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
November 18, 2018, 12:25 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant poured in 32 points against the Mavs on Saturday but was relatively quiet elsewhere with four rebounds, three assists and a block.
Durant's fantasy owners will just have to live with 32 points on 11-of-24 from the shooting. Hopefully they can make it through these trying times.
November 18, 2018, 12:23 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson went 2-of-11 from deep on Saturday night, finishing a loss to the Mavs with 22 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Thompson went 9-of-24 overall. He's mired in another shooting slump but there's no need to panic — it's something he did earlier in the season before busting out with a 52-point performance. Fantasy owners should just ride this one out and hope he clicks in one of these high-usage games.
November 18, 2018, 12:21 amDamian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors
Damian Jones moved to the bench on Saturday but responded with two points, seven rebounds, a steal and four blocks in 22 minutes of playing time.
The blocks were a career-high and the boards tied his career-high. Jones was demoted out of nowhere and we'd bet on him getting back into the starting five before too long. He's still just a blocks specialist but there's some deep-league appeal.
November 18, 2018, 12:18 amDamion Lee - G - Golden State Warriors
Damion Lee got dusted off for 19 minutes on Saturday and delivered 13 points, four rebounds, two steals and three triples in a loss to the Mavs.
All of those are season-highs for Lee. He might be able to hold this kind of production while Alfonzo McKinnie is out but this isn't necessarily a performance to chase.
November 18, 2018, 12:16 amMarcus Derrickson - F - Golden State Warriors
Marcus Derrickson came off the bench for three minutes on Saturday night.
It was a night for Steve Kerr to get a look at his bench, especially with Alfonzo McKinnie out. Derrickson might not be in the rotation again for a while (outside of garbage time) but he played ahead of Jordan Bell tonight, in case you were wondering how that's going.
November 18, 2018, 12:15 amKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney started on Saturday and logged 27 minutes against the Mavs but finished with no points, seven rebounds and one assist.
This is a major letdown from Looney, who can typically stumble his way into a steal or block or two. Jordan Bell played less than a minute tonight so Looney is still going to be one of the top bigs in the rotation even if tonight wasn't very inspiring. He'll get a small bump while Draymond Green is out but isn't a player that you need to run to the wire for.
November 18, 2018, 12:13 amJonas Jerebko - F - Golden State Warriors
Jonas Jerebko started on Saturday night and produced five points, 10 rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer in 25 minutes of action.
Jerebko wasn't bad in his start, and owners would happily take this tomorrow with Draymond Green likely out again. He's got the stat set of a stretch four and should be treated as a deep-league dart throw until Green returns.
November 18, 2018, 12:09 amQuinn Cook - G - Golden State Warriors
Quinn Cook logged 22 minutes on Saturday night, posting 15 points with three triples, three assists and a steal in a loss to the Mavs.
Cook came off the bench with Andre Iguodala (8-5-4 in 28 minutes) starting at point guard. He's been a bit of a disappointment in Golden State's five-game week so far, but he should still be owned in all 12-team leagues with no firm timetable set for Steph Curry's return. Shaun Livingston might hold some appeal in deeper leagues with 12 points, four rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes tonight.