Buddy Hield was the top fantasy asset on the Sacramento Kings last season, even if De'Aaron Fox may have had more highlight reel plays.
October 15, 2019, 4:18 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Steve Kerr said that Kevon Looney (right hamstring strain) will not play the rest of the preseason, but the team is hopeful to have him for the regular-season opener.
The Warriors are counting on Looney to play a significant role for them this year, whether it is starting or off the bench. With Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain) already out for the start of the regular season, the Warriors badly need Looney back on the court.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
October 7, 2019, 6:53 pmKavion PippenC, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have signed free agent center Kavion Pippen.
The Warriors also waived Devyn Marble who is likely to play in the G League. The team is struggling with center depth due to Willie Cauley-Stein's injury. Kavion is the nephew of former Bulls star Scottie Pippen and played for Southern Illinois University last season.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
October 3, 2019, 3:55 pmEric PaschallPF, 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
September 30, 2019, 4:00 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein is likely to miss at least four regular season games after suffering a left foot sprain during a scrimmage.
The Warriors had expected Cauley-Stein to start at center, but now Kevon Looney will slide into that role for the time being which should bump him up a round or two in drafts. Cauley-Stein averaged 11.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 steals with the Kings last season.
Source: The Mercury News
September 10, 2019, 4:42 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
The Athletic's Anthony Slater believes that Steve Kerr plans to play Kevon Looney about 25-30 minutes per game next season.
Kerr kept Looney on the bench for 76 of the team's 101 games (playoffs included) last season, and it seems like that's the way he'll lean again this year. Even in a bench role, Kerr won't hesitate to give his big man the majority of minutes. Slater also noted that Kerr plans to close games with Looney. With a lot going in Looney's favor, even in a bench role, he looks like a good flier at the end of drafts.
Source: The Athletic
September 10, 2019, 4:35 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
Anthony Slater of The Athletic expects Willie Cauley-Stein to start at C for the Warriors over Kevon Looney.
The C battle for the Warriors remains the most interesting on the team with Cauley-Stein and Looney. Cauley-Stein seems better suited in the starting due to his lack of an offensive game, while Kerr likes Looney's skillset off the bench. With Kerr heaping praise on Looney this offseason, he's a good bet to get the lion's share of minutes even in a bench role.
Source: The Athletic
July 25, 2019, 12:46 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Speaking on The Warriors Insider Podcast, Steve Kerr heaped praise on Kevon Looney, again referring to him as a "One of our foundational pieces," while also saying he wants to see him shoot more corner threes and would love to get him over 30 minutes per night.
Willie Cauley-Stein is in town now, but it may not be as even a split as we initially thought. We will see how things shake out in the preseason, but it is clear that coach Kerr has big plans for Looney.
Source: NBC Sports
July 10, 2019, 1:04 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have officially signed Willie Cauley-Stein.
Cauley-Stein is believed to be on a two-year deal worth $4.4 million, with a player option in the second season. Hopefully his season of rehabbing value in Golden State goes better than DeMarcus Cousins' did. WCS will give the Warriors a threat in the pick-and-roll but he's going to need to outplay Kevon Looney in order to approach the 27.3 mpg he received last season, which is something we're not all that confident in. If he can get out of his own way then it's possible, but Cauley-Stein's commitment to defense has been fleeting over the last couple of years.
Source: Golden State Warriors
July 9, 2019, 8:38 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
Willie Cauley-Stein's contract with the Warriors is for two-years, $4.4 million with a player option in the second season.
What a bargain for the Warriors as they hope to catch lightning in a bottle with Cauley-Stein. Cauley-Stein is hard to recommend in standard leagues as he'll be splitting time with Kevon Looney.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 7:31 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
Updating a previous report, Zach Lowe is hearing that Willie Cauley-Stein will be joining the Warriors for slightly more than the minimum.
Cauley-Stein could use a short-term deal to rehab his value, and his pick-and-roll game should be put on display with the Warriors' backcourt duo. The fact that he'll be splitting minutes with Kevon Looney, however, robs both of any standard-league sleeper appeal that they might've briefly held.
Source: Zach Lowe on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 5:23 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
Marcus Thompson of The Athletic is hearing that free-agent C Willie Cauley-Stein is signing with the Warriors.
The team hasn’t reported it yet, and no details are known, but this is another savvy move for the franchise as they look to retool following Kevin Durant’s departure. WCS should split the C minutes with Kevon Looney. We’ll see how this situation eventually shakes out before deciphering his fantasy value for next season.
Source: Marcus Thompson on Twitter
July 1, 2019, 3:32 amWillie Cauley-SteinC, Sacramento Kings
The Kings rescinded their qualifying offer to Willie Cauley-Stein on Sunday according to Sam Amick of The Athletic.
Cauley-Stein has been getting run out of town for a while and the Kings needed his cap space for the Cory Joseph deal. This helps Cauley-Stein get a better deal this season, but the market will probably be pretty cool.
June 29, 2019, 12:27 amWillie Cauley-SteinC, Sacramento Kings
The Kings will extend a qualifying offer to Willie Cauley-Stein, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic.
The Kings will have the right to match any offers made to Cauley-Stein, though it has long been assumed that he will not be with the team next season after he requested that the team let him pursue new opportunities. The Kings are rumored to be after tons of centers in free agency, but as those names find firmer ties to other teams, perhaps Sacramento will find themselves settling for another year with WCS. We can't imagine that Cauley-Stein is thrilled with this news, even if the Kings may still not match any offer sheets that head his way.
Source: Sam Amick on Twitter
June 22, 2019, 11:25 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Sacramento Kings
According to Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee, Wilie Cauley-Stein has decided that he "wants a new opportunity with another team."
The Kings can extend WCS a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent. The team responded to the statement made by Cauley-Stein's representation that he "needs a fresh start," saying “Willie is a great player who has shown he can fit our style of play,” the team said. WCS was one of the more frustrating big men to own in fantasy last season due to his inconsistency, so maybe a change of scenery might do his value some good. Hopefully.
Source: Sacramento Bee