Golden State Warriors

Western Pacific

Shaun Livingston announced his retirement from the NBA on Friday morning. He played a major role on Golden State, helping the team win three titles in five straight appearances. Livingston had the great pleasure of making the Finals every year as a Warrior, and was well-regarded as a role model in the locker room. (Source: Shaun Livingston on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Livingston suffered a gruesome knee injury back in 2007. Nearly every part of the knee was affected, including the ACL, PCL, lateral meniscus, MCL, patella, and tibiofibular joint. He needed three months of rehabilitation to even be able to walk again, and his career appeared to be over. But Livingston made a remarkable comeback to the NBA, hopping around many different teams, before finally joining the Warriors, where he helped end their 40-year title drought. Coach Steve Kerr stated in August that he hopes Livingston "can be involved with our organization for many years to come".

Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr referred to Kevon Looney as one of the team's most important players, and that he is ready to take on his largest role yet. In addition, Kerr believes that Looney could start expanding his range and firing up some corner threes. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: While Looney is only 5-for-26 from beyond the arc in his NBA career, we could certainly envision a significant improvement in his offensive output this upcoming season. He is worth considering as a late round gem on draft day.

The Warriors Assistant GM and Director of Player Personnel, Larry Harris, asserted that Eric Paschall should have a role in the 2019-20 season. Paschall averaged 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in his senior year at Villanova. Though known for his defensive play, assistant coach Mike Brown believes that he can be a solid source of offense at power forward. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Paschall has often been referred to as "Mini Draymond" for his defense and versatility. This should certainly excite the Warriors organization, and he will undoubtedly be a player to watch down the road. But for now, he should not be considered in any drafts.

Klay Thompson has been reported to be targeting a return from his ACL injury sometime after the 2020 All-Star break, Arash Markazi of the LA Times reports. (Source: Arash Markazi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The five-time All-Star has been recovering this offseason after sustaining a torn ACL injury during game six of the NBA Finals. Thompson finished the 2019 season averaging 21.5 points per game with a field goal percentage of 46.7 and three-point percentage of 40.2, the second-lowest mark of his career. Despite this slight decline in his three-point shot, Klay figures to be a key contributor to an offensively depleted Golden State squad when activated. The arrival of guard D'Angelo Russell should also provide more scoring opportunities for Klay, but owners should remain cautious as an ACL injury is no easy feat to overcome.

Category: Injury Updates

Draymond Green has agreed to a four-year/$100 million max extension to remain with the Golden State Warriors. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Green averaged his fewest points per game (7.4) since 2013, but he still found ways to stay heavily involved in the offense and fantasy relevant, going for at least 7.3 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 2.5 combined blocks/steals per contest for the fourth straight season. He was a huge contributor in this year’s Finals, falling just one assist shy of a triple-double average across 41.3 minutes in the six-game series loss to Toronto. Golden State now has all of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, D’Angelo Russell and Green under contract through at least 2022.

Category: Transactions

The Golden State Warriors are sending center Damian Jones and a second-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for C/F Omari Spellman.

Fantasy Impact: The Damian Jones experiment comes to an end in Oakland after three years, as he will now be competing for minutes on a youthful Hawks roster. A change of scenery may be what's best for the 24-year-old center, as he often struggled even in the potent Warriors offense. With Jones out of the picture, either Willie Cauley-Stein or Kevon Looney has a chance to crack the starting five.

Category: Transactions

DeMarcus Cousins is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on a one-year contract. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Boogie is playing on his third team in as many years, and the Lakers are hoping that he can finally overcome the injury bug that he's dealt with in recent seasons. While he may no longer be able to operate as an All-Star caliber center, he still has the capacity to dominate stretches of play. Even in a limited role last season with the Warriors, Cousins still averaged 16.3 PPG, 8.2 RPG, and 3.6 APG. However, it remains to be seen whether coach Frank Vogel wants to stick with the more mobile JaVale McGee in the starting rotation, or pair Cousins with his former Pelicans teammate, Anthony Davis.

Category: Transactions

Quinn Cook has reached an agreement to sign with the Lakers after becoming in unrestricted free agent earlier this offseason. It is reportedly a two-year, $6 million deal. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cook saw his minutes drop to 14.3 from 22.4 last year with the Warrior, which coincided with a drop in his production fantasy wise. On the other hand, the Lakers traded Lonzo Ball to get Anthony Davis and have yet to sign Rajon Rondo this offseason; so there are minutes to be had in the backcourt next year. If Cook can improve defensively and develop a little bit more consistency on the offensive end, he will have the chance to play 20-plus minutes on a team with Lebron and AD. That should mean better fantasy production than he has had previously in his career.

Category: Transactions

Jordan Bell signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a guaranteed deal on Monday. He spent his first two years in the league with Golden State. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: During the first two years of his career, Jordan Bell averaged only 3.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 12.8 minutes with the Warriors. Now on the Wolves, Bell will have a much bigger opportunity to play more minutes than he has in the past. He is undersized, but very athletic; more playing time could lead to more consistency and better numbers from Bell over the course of next season

Andre Iguodala has been traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, per Adrian Wojnarowski. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Iguodala has one year left on a three-year, $48M deal he signed in 2017 that will pay him $17.2M this season. The Grizzlies receive a future first-round pick from the Warriors in exchange for unloading the salary of the aging vet. Iguodala helped Golden State capture its first championship in the current dynasty back in 2015, earning Finals MVP. He could be a valuable contributor off the bench for Memphis this season or a possible trade chip in another deal. Golden State opens up some cap space to make additional moves in free agency.

Category: Transactions

Kevin Durant is expected to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, per Adrian Wojnarowski. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After much speculation, former MVP and two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant is expected to sign with the Brooklyn Nets. He’ll likely team up with former Cavs and Celtics guard Kyrie Irving. Durant leaves behind a Warriors team with which he won his two NBA titles.

Category: Transactions

Michigan guard Jordan Poole was drafted 28th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Poole’s selection at the back of the first round was a bit surprising, considering he was widely viewed as a second-round pick or an undrafted player. He brings quality shooting (37.0% from three, 83.1% from the charity stripe) to the Warriors, and he may be asked to contribute immediately with the absences of Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant looming.

Steph Curry put up 31 points, seven assists, and eight rebounds in a gutty win over the Toronto Raptors. The Warriors head back to Oracle Arena down 3-2 in the series.

Fantasy Impact: Curry came out on fire in the first half but slowed down during the later stages of the game. However, he came up clutch with a huge three-pointer to tie the score at 103 apiece late in the fourth quarter. With Kevin Durant likely out for Game 6, Curry and his teammates will need to play stellar offense again to force a Game 7.

Category: Game Recaps

Andrew Bogut got the start in place of the injured DeMarcus Cousins and grabbed 14 rebounds while adding eight points and five assists. Bogut also added one steal and one blocked shot in 25 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Bogut will be a solid DFS option as the team plays without DeMarcus Cousins for most if not all of the postseason. With Bogut in the starting lineup, Jordan Bell is off the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps

Alfonzo McKinnie put up nine rebounds and a pair of blocks in 16 minutes of floor time on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: McKinnie missed all five of his shots but dominated the boards while he was in there, posting his highest single-game rebounding total since October. He's not worth a look in fantasy though.

Category: Game Recaps

Jonas Jerebko put up 18 points and four rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench against Minnesota on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Jerebko went 6-for-10 from the field and 3-for-4 from deep in a 117-107 win in Minnesota after shooting a combined seven shots in 25 minutes total over the previous four games. This is likely just a one-off with DeMarcus Cousins taking a rest.

Category: Game Recaps

Damion Lee put in 12 points, two rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes of game action during a 120-117 win over the Sixers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Lee saw 26 big minutes on Saturday with Klay Thompson out and Alfonzo McKinnie leaving the game early. Lee's 4-for-5 mark from deep is encouraging, but he's not worth a look unless Klay stays out for an extended period.

Category: Game Recaps