Alen Smailagic

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  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Alen Smailagic (right ankle sprain) has been cleared to begin accelerated on-court basketball activities and will rejoin the Warriors over the weekend.

    Like teammate Kevon Looney, Smailagic will practice in the G League this week with an eye toward getting back during the weekend. Smailagic is not a recommended pickup, but he could conceivably carve out a role on a depleted Warriors team when he gets up to speed.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Alen Smailagic (right ankle sprain) ruled out on Saturday against Thunder.

    Smailagic is nearing the six-week mark since his ankle injury and there have been minimal updates on his recovery. With the Warriors being as injury plagued as they have been, it is not inconceivable for their 2019 second round pick to get in on the action when he returns, but at the moment remains without a timetable.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Alen Smailagic (sprained right ankle) will miss Monday's game.

    Smailagic has yet to play this season, though it looked like he was improving a couple weeks ago. He's not on the fantasy radar at all.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    The official NBA injury report is listing rookie power forward Alen Smailagic as “out” for Wednesday’s game against the Suns, due to a right ankle sprain.

    Smiley had the chance to get some run with Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein sidelined to begin the season, but he, too, has been hit by the injury bug. The Warriors are likely to send him down to the G League once he recovers so there is no fantasy value here.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Alec Burks
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Alec Burks (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Pelicans.

    Burks has been out since early October but was listed as questionable prior to yesterday's game, so a return could be coming soon. He'll give the Warriors some added depth on the wings, where they've had a lot of issues so far. Alen Smailagic (right ankle sprain) remains out as well but has a far smaller chance of impacting the deep-league landscape.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Alen Smailagic (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Thursday's opener.

    Smailagic had a shot to suit up but the Warriors will take it easy on the rookie, who would really only be pressed into duty because of Golden State's lack of depth up front. This figures to be largely a developmental season, but you never know what can change.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Alen Smailagic (right ankle sprain) has a chance to play in Thursday's season opener.

    Smailagic was expected to miss a decent amount of time, so him not being ruled out is somewhat shocking. There is no reason to look at Smailagic in any drafts, but him missing time could funnel more minutes to Jordan Poole.

    Source: Logan Murdock on Twitter

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Alen Smailagic (right ankle sprain) will remain out on Monday.

    Smailagic was expected to be out "a while" when the injury first broke but the Warriors haven't said anything about a firm timetable. The rookie should not be on any draft radars.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    According to head coach Steve Kerr, Alen Smailagić's ankle sprain will keep him out for the "foreseeable future."

    Anthony Slater of The Athletic added in his tweet that the ankle injury will not be a simple week-long recovery. It is a tough blow for the Warriors as nearly every big man on their roster is now injured. To be honest, it was unclear if Smailagić would be able to carve out minutes during his rookie season, but now it sounds like he may have a tough time being healthy for opening night anyway.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Eric Paschall
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Eric Paschall has had to play some center in scrimmages for the Warriors as they are dealing with injuries to Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain), Kevon Looney (hamstring), and Alen Smailagić (ankle).

    Paschall is very undersized (6'7") to play the center position but believes he can do it at an NBA level. If Paschall is able to play the center position, he may be able to see more minutes for the Warriors early on in the season as they will be without WCS to start the season. He likely won't see enough minutes to provide fantasy value in standard leagues this season but is someone to keep an eye on as the season begins. He could also be an interesting DFS play early on in the season as he will be priced very low.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    Kevon Looney (hamstring) and Alen Smailagić (ankle) both left practice early on Wednesday.

    This news is very concerning for the Warriors who are already without Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain) for at least the first four regular season games. There is still the possibility that this injury is minor and that the Warriors are being cautious with their promising big. Stay tuned for more updates and look for Omari Spellman to be the "next man up". Eric Paschall is another option in the frontcourt but it is very hard to trust rookies out of the gate.

    Source: Monte Poole on Twitter

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors signed Alen Smailagic to a four-year deal worth $6.1 million, with the first two seasons guaranteed.

    Golden State traded to select Smailagic at No. 39 overall after he spent last season with the team's G-League affiliate. He was the youngest player in the league and clearly the organization saw enough to reward him with a longer-term commitment than expected.

    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter

  • Jordan Poole
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors have signed Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall and Alen Smailagic to contracts.

    The Warriors' three rookies will all be full-time members of the big club, though we could see Smailagic spend some time with the G-League club. There's not going to be much fantasy value here but it'll be interesting to see how the Warriors incorporate their young players on a more balanced roster.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter