Golden State Warriors

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Golden State Warriors all-star guard, Klay Thompson suffered a torn ACL on an awkward fall after he was fouled by Raptors Danny Green on a dunk attempt. Thompson headed into the locker room but returned to shoot his free throws or else he would have not been allowed to return to the game. Before his injury, Thompson had the Warriors on his back with 30 points scored. (Source: Yahoo)

Fantasy Impact: This was yet another brutal loss for the Warriors from a injury standpoint. With forward Kevin Durant already out with a torn Achilles, Thompson’s injury left the Warriors with one true shooter, Steph Curry.

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Draymond Green filled it up Thursday night recording his second triple-double of the finals as the Warriors lost the series to the Raptors. He scored 11 points to pair with a game-high 19 rebounds, and 13 assists. He also recorded three steals and two blocks. He had some head-scratching turnovers, especially down the stretch, logging a team-high eight on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Green was playing his usual role while Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry did most of the heavy lifting on offense. Thompson injured his knee late in the third quarter and never returned. As a result, Green was forced to step up on offense and pressed a little too hard at times, hence the high turnover mark. Even with the turnovers he played with a ton of heart and was solid on defense, per usual. The season ends on a sour note for Green and the Dubs after falling short of achieving their fourth title in five years.

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Kevin Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during Game 5 of the NBA finals. Durant has already had the surgery to repair the tendon. This news is what the Golden State Warriors and fans had feared most. With free agency looming, all possibilities will be shed light upon. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This seemed like inevitable news to say the least. Durant will certainly be out for the rest of the NBA finals and beyond. The Warriors will look to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to lead the way.

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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.

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Kevon Looney is able to play tonight in Game 4 of the NBA Finals according to Coach Steve Kerr. Looney suffered a non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture in Game 2 after landing on his back and missed Game 3 as a result. (Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Looney's initial diagnosis appeared grim, and the Warriors were preparing as if he would be unable to return this season. While Looney is only averaging 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game these playoffs, he provides valuable minutes as part of Coach Kerr's rotation of centers. The Warriors need all the warm bodies they can get too, with DeMarcus Cousins and Klay Thompson fighting through injuries and Kevin Durant still on the mend. The hope is that Looney can operate as his typical self - cleaning up the glass, switching on pick-and-rolls, and playing above average defense against the Raptors’ bigs. He is unlikely to post anything above his career norms, but his steady contributions can help the Warriors tie this series tonight.

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DeMarcus Cousins put up a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds in a victory over the Toronto Raptors. He also threw in six assists to boot and helped tie the NBA Finals one game apiece.

Fantasy Impact: After a surprise start, Cousins rewarded his team with physical play in the paint and crisp passing. The center overcame early foul trouble and got better as the game continued, as he even played in the crunch time of the fourth quarter. His 28 minutes of action was probably more than what Coach Steve Kerr intended, but injuries to Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney made his impact all the more important. In fact, his plus-minus rating of +12 tied for the team lead along with Draymond Green and Steph Curry. Though it's unlikely he fully recovers from his quad injury in this series, his production in this game bodes well for the Warriors as they look to take a 2-1 lead in Oakland this Wednesday.

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An MRI showed no structural damage to Andre Iguodala’s left calf and he will be good to for game two in Toronto Sunday night. The Golden State Warriors small forward had six points to go along with six rebounds and seven assists in game one. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for the Warriors, as Kevin Durant has already been ruled out for game two. Iguodala is valuable on both ends of the floor for the Warriors, and his defense on Kawhi Leonard will be pivotal for his team to succeed. Look for Iguodala to contribute across the board in game two with Durant on the sidelines.


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.

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Quinn Cook was a bright spot off the bench for the Warriors on Thursday scoring 18 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Cook added two three-pointers, one board, one assist, and one steal in 21 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Cook now scored 18 points in two of the past three games so he's at least worth a look in daily over the final few games.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shaun Livingston will play on Saturday against the Rockets after being away from the team for the birth of his second child. (Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Livingston is a minor part of the Warriors rotation so he should be left on the waiver wire.

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Jordan Bell grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in a loss to the Blazers on Wednesday. Bell scored six points while adding one assist and one block in just 16 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Bell got some more run with Boogie out of the lineup resting. Bell looks to be a slightly better punt play when Boogie is out over Jonas Jerebko and Kevon Looney despite Looney starting.

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