In the midst of a brutal stretch of action that has seen the team lose four of six, the Golden State Warriors are resting four key contributors Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs, including All-Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Sixth-man Andre Iguodala is also resting.
We don't even know where to begin from a fantasy perspective here.
Shaun Livingston sat out Friday's loss to Minnesota with the expectation that Curry would not play Saturday in San Antonio. Look for him to see 30-plus minutes of action in this one. He's also slated to take on a Spurs team that will be without starting point guard Tony Parker.
Heck, San Antonio itself will also be without both Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge in t his one.
With iggy out and Kevin Durant sidelined, recent acquisition Matt Barnes will likely get the start at small forward. Considering he's not going up against defensive stud Kawhi Leonard in this one, look for the veteran to fill the stat sheet.
Barnes is averaging just three points in five games with the Warriors, but that shoudn't be an indication that he'll be fantasy irrelevant with more minutes on Saturday.
We're also expecting rookie Patrick McCaw and veteran David West to see more action in this one. For his part, McCaw is averaging 7.3 points and 3.8 points over the past six games. Also expected to see more action is Ian Clark, who has put up double-digit points in two of his past three games.
Either way we spin it, this game is no longer relevant from either a viewership or fantasy perspective. That's a crying shame considering these are the two-best teams in the Western Conference.