May 19, 2020, 9:46 pmMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors, who currently sit at the bottom of the entire NBA record-wise (15-50), may not use their lottery pick in the draft to select a big man, as many pundits have expected. The reason: Marquese Chriss, who has had a breakout season for the Warriors (20.3 MPG with averages of 9.3 PTS, 6.2 REB, 1.9 AST and 1.1 BLK in 59 games, 21 starts).
Chriss, who began his Warriors tenure on a two-way deal before earning an NBA contract for his outstanding play, was a lottery pick himself in 2016 by the Kings. Of particular note, this possibly would take University of Memphis product James Wiseman out of consideration for the Warriors' first-round lottery choice. The lottery draft hasn't occurred yet after being postponed earlier this month. However, commissioner Adam Silver has established that the league still plans to hold a draft after the season; everyone is simply playing a waiting game with the world engulfed in a pandemic.
March 11, 2020, 1:27 amMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Despite leaving the game briefly on Tuesday after banging knees, Marquese Chriss return to the game and finished with 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting, 10 rebounds and two assists.
This was a low-end line as far as Chriss’ standards go. His lack of cash counters are the obvious biggest disappointment. He’s been an efficient multi-cat stud since finding his groove with the Warriors. He’s been a top-50 play over the last couple of weeks, so give him a bit of leash to bounce back.
March 11, 2020, 12:09 amMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss (right knee) headed to the locker room on Tuesday vs. the Clippers with an apparent injury to his right knee but has since returned to the game.
Chriss has been so consistent since inking a deal with the Warriors and it would be shame if an injury cut his season short. Fantasy owners breathed a sigh of relief when he returned to the game.
Source: Wes Goldberg on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 11:30 pmMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss double-doubled on Saturday with 13 points (6-of-9 from the field), 10 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.
Chriss has been a top-60 player since the All-Star break and has back-to-back double-doubles. He doesn't look like he will be impacted by Steph Curry's return and Draymond Green has missed games sporadically lately and doesn't impact Chriss much when he is in the lineup. Chriss looks likely to post top-75 value the rest of the season and should be owned in all leagues.
March 6, 2020, 6:03 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney will be out on Saturday vs. the Sixers due to left hip soreness.
That's four games missed in a row for Looney. He has never been able to carve out a consistent role or consistent level of health to build up some momentum. This will allow Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender to continue thriving, especially if Draymond Green (knee) misses another game.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 6, 2020, 1:17 amMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss scored 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go with 12 rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks on Thursday.
Chriss has put it together and continues to flourish with the Warriors. Stephen Curry returning to the lineup just makes things even easier as he's getting the ball before he even knows he's open now. He should be owned everywhere.
March 4, 2020, 12:29 amMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss had 16 points, five rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes of floor time in the Warriors' win over the Nuggets on Tuesday evening.
Chriss has steadily produced top-75 fantasy numbers over the past two months and should be universally owned. During that time, he's averaging 2 defensive stats and has been a contributor in both points and categories formats.
March 3, 2020, 2:19 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (left hip soreness) is being listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.
Looney has been a constant on the injury report, in what has been a disappointing season for the big man. Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender and Juan Toscano-Anderson will all see minutes and usage bumps with Looney joining Draymond Green on the sidelines.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
March 1, 2020, 11:19 pmMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss double-doubled in a loss to the Wizards on Sunday with 12 points and 13 boards.
Chriss shot 6-of-8 from the field and added two assists and two blocks to the box score in 30 minutes of action. He has been the most reliable player on the Warriors over the past month with top-40 value. The return of Steph Curry could alter his value, but keep Chriss locked in confidently until then.
February 26, 2020, 12:53 amMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss went to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Tuesday.
Chriss has had an excellent night on 8-of-10 shooting and 21 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes. With the way the Warriors have been extra cautious about sitting players this season, this warrants some attention regarding their next game on Thursday.
Source: Kerith Burke on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 5:39 pmMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss (left calf soreness) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Kings.
Chriss should return to the starting lineup where he has provided top-45/60 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues over the past month. Fire the Warriors' latest reclamation project up as usual.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 24, 2020, 3:58 pmMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss (left calf soreness) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game.
Chriss missed Sunday's game against the Pelicans and didn't practice on Monday. Dragan Bender managed six points, five rebounds, and a block in his absence.
Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 7:02 pmMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss's (left calf) status has been downgraded to out for Sunday's clash with the Pelicans.
Kevon Looney, Juan Toscano-Anderson and the freshly signed Dragan Bender will see more action with Chriss out. As long as he doesn't miss an extended period of time, Chriss has shown no signs of slowing down after inking a new contract with the Warriors. Over the last two months he sits firmly inside the top-100 and there is no shortage of playing time for the Warriors this season.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
February 22, 2020, 6:34 pmMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss (left calf soreness) is questionable for Sunday against the Pelicans.
Chriss has been dynamite since re-signing with the Warriors so hopefully he isn't out for much, if at all. With Draymond Green already out for tomorrow you can expect lots of small-ball looks from Golden State. If Chriss sits out, maybe Kevon Looney gets a chance at the starting job that looked like his to enter the year.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 13, 2020, 12:59 amMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss was fantastic against his former team (Suns) on Wednesday, dropping 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists and three blocks.
This was a sweet revenge-game for Chriss who showed the Suns what they passed on. He's been on a revitalized run since locking up the starting center gig with the Warriors. He's been a top-60 play over the last month and should be able to hold that zone ROS.