NBA rumors: Warriors to bump Klay Thompson's minutes up next game

Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said “the plan” is to bump Klay Thompson’s minutes up on Sunday. Not much. Maybe from 20 to about 24. But Kerr said it was important to see Klay play 10 straight third quarter minutes yesterday.

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Anthony Slater: Klay Thompson’s minute totals will stay around the same in Memphis tonight, per Steve Kerr. He won’t play on both sides of the upcoming Milwaukee, Chicago back to back. Warriors haven’t decided which side he will rest.
Marc Stein: Luka Dončić, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Maxi Kleber are all expected to return to the lineup for Dallas tonight in Oklahoma City, sources say. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (in protocols) is out and we await final word on Lu Dort (questionable/knee) and Kristaps Porzingis (doubtful/rest).
Harrison Faigen: Fizdale, asked if he has any concern about LeBron's minutes "LeBron don't give us a choice, what you talking 'bout?" Says LeBron always wants to be out there, and that he's in such good shape that Fiz doesn't worry about it.
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green hinted at an expected rest night in Toronto on Saturday for the veterans. Steve Kerr said no official decision has been made, but seems like Warriors are leaning toward sitting Curry/Draymond/maybe others against Raptors.
Anthony Slater: Otto Porter is resting tonight. No other surprises on the Warriors’ injury report. Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala are all playing against the Knicks.
David Hardisty: No restrictions on Eric Gordon tonight. "He's good to go," said Silas.
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala on his right knee, which forced him to miss 11 games recently (plus tomorrow vs Pacers): “Wasn’t any structural damage. Just 1,200 games of high intensity, running the way I run, just kind’ve caught up with you.” pic.twitter.com/htHVhzwtNE
I'm told that the Warriors, though, are strongly weighing a night of rest for Curry on Monday in the first half of Golden State's Indiana/New York back-to-back against the Pacers. That approach would significantly increase the odds that the league’s current MVP favorite passes Allen in his lone MSG appearance of the season in Tuesday night’s date with the Knicks.
Ajayi Browne: “They’ve had a lot of minutes recently — It was an opportunity to get a little rest.” ⁃Steve Nash on resting Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge.

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Eric Nehm: DeMarcus Cousins is listed as OUT for tonight's game in Toronto. The reason given is "return to competition reconditioning". Lopez, DiVincenzo and Ojeleye are all listed as OUT as well. George Hill is listed as probable with a right knee hyperextension.
Justin Grasso: Danny Green will continue to come off the bench tonight, per Doc Rivers. Green’s still on a minutes restriction but his minutes will slightly increase #Sixers
Tony Jones: Mike Conley is on track to play in the back end of a back to back for the first time this season. Pretty strong message to how much this team is trying to shake it’s slump
Quinton Mayo: Wizards point guard Spencer Dinwiddie (rest) will not play tonight vs. Dallas Mavericks, I’m told. Wes Unseld Jr. said yesterday he expected Dinwiddie to be out but the final decision hadn’t been made.
KC Johnson: Speaking from Houston via Zoom, Billy Donovan said Nikola Vucevic will be on a minutes restriction as he returns from missing 7 games in health and safety protocols. Vucevic will play “shorter stints” as he tries to regain game conditioning.
Chris Fedor: I’m hearing #Cavs Lauri Markkanen, in his first game back from health and safety protocols tonight, will play around 25-28 minutes. Somewhere in that range. The plan is to limit how long his stretches are.
Will Guillory: Brandon Ingram will no longer be under a minutes restriction, per Willie Green. Green says he plans on bumping Ingram's minutes up tonight. It's something he's been working toward the past few days.
Marc J. Spears: Heat say Jimmy Butler (ankle) & Marcus Garrett (wrist) are both available to play in tonight's game vs the Pelicans. Bam Adebayo (knee), Kyle Lowry (rest) and Markieff Morris (neck) have all been ruled out.
Walker said afterward there’ll be more rest nights, though he wouldn’t go as far as saying he’s not going to play any full back-to-backs. “It’s a long year,” Walker said. “I’m not gonna play every game. I feel great. It worked out. I want to try to stay as healthy as I can. The healthiest guys win games. It was definitely my call.”
Stefan Bondy: Thibodeau says Kemba Walker is playing — Nerlens and Mitchell are game time decisions.
Quinton Mayo: Nets injury report vs. Wizards: Bruce Brown is probable (calf) LaMarcus Aldridge is out (rest)
Sarah K. Spencer: Hawks injury report for preseason game at Miami: Clint Capela (left Achilles injury management) is out. Kevin Huerter (left ankle injury management) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee injury management) is out. Onyeka Okongwu (right shoulder surgery rehabilitation) is out.
Ben Anderson: Donovan Mitchell on the idea of potentially resting games at times during the season. "I'm all for ways for us to stay healthy." Said he might not have felt that way before last season. @KSLSports | #TakeNote
Michael Singer: Nikola Jokic on possibly load managing: “I think it’s a smart thing.” Said he trusts the staff and trainers and thinks it’s a good idea if it’ll help him avoid injuries. Good q, @Vinny Benedetto.
Thibodeau’s plan for a Walker/Derrick Rose point guard tandem will be of much intrigue since Rose, too, is injury prone after multiple knee surgeries. Thibodeau is expected to talk Tuesday and provide clues as to whether he might split the 48-minute game between the two former All-Stars. It’s unclear if Leon Rose will break his one-year media silence. Load management — an idea Thibodeau detests — may finally reign at the Garden in 2021-22. Walker didn’t play back-to-backs last season for Boston and was forced to miss the final two playoff games against the Nets because of knee pain.
Ohm Youngmisuk: In addition to Paul George and Kawhi Leonard sitting out, Marcus Morris, Nic Batum and Rajon Rondo are out. Ivica Zubac will play the first minute and then rest according to Ty Lue.
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