Warriors stars Draymond Green, Stephen Curry changing Fantasy Basketball on Thursday
Anthony Slater of The Athletic reported both Stephen Curry and Draymond Green will take a seat for the second leg of the team’s back-to-back. Slater noted neither made the trip to Phoenix, with Curry getting a day off and Green taking time to rest his ankle before the All-Star break.
Sources: Draymond Green and Steph Curry will not play against the Suns tonight. Neither made the trip to Phoenix. Rest for Curry, recovery day for Green’s sore ankle ahead of All-Star break.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 4, 2021
The Warriors will be hard-pressed not to drop a second straight game after losing a tough one to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Golden State appeared to be in control for much of the contest. Curry poured in 23 first-half points and Green racked up six assists through the first two quarters.
But things began to change a bit in the second half. The Trail Blazers blitzed Curry with double teams. For his part, Green still had some success penetrating and finding cutters and shooters on the perimeter, but poor shooting in the third quarter allowed Portland to get back into the game in the third quarter.
The Warriors reclaimed the momentum in the fourth, only for Damian Lillard–after a poor shooting night–to finally catch fire in the final minutes. Lillard also drew a charge on Green towards the end of the game, effectively sealing the win for the Trail Blazers.
It’s tough for Curry and Green to go into the All-Star break on such a sour note. Tougher still for a depleted Warriors team to run into a red-hot Suns team before the break.
Fantasy basketball managers will have to find replacements for Curry, while those with the likes of Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton on the roster could be salivating.