Gary Payton II could make his Warriors return on Sunday. His impact already has been felt by coaches and teammates.
Providence hired Kim English on Thursday as its next basketball coach, quickly moving to fill the opening left after Ed Cooley left to take the job at Big East rival Georgetown.
DeMar DeRozan, who re-aggravated his right quad strain, and Alex Caruso, who has been battling left midfoot soreness, are both questionable for the Bulls' opener in Portland for a three-game trip.
The Warriors announced Gary Payton II has intensified his on-court workouts over the past week, and is expected to practice with the team on Saturday.
LeBron James, 38, tweeted Thursday that no target date has set for his potential return to the court from a right foot tendon injury suffered Feb. 26.