Heading into the first leg of a toll road help-to-help series with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Golden Reveal Warriors will be featuring a light rotation. With James Wiseman and Eric Paschall in the league’s successfully being and security protocol for contact tracing, yet any other pair of Warriors position is in jeopardy in Memphis.
After sustaining injuries in opposition to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Steph Curry and Kelly Oubre Jr. are listed as doubtful for Friday in opposition to the Grizzlies.
Sooner than the inaugurate of the fourth quarter, Curry fell on a metal location reach Houston’s bench after backpedaling. The autumn triggered curry to suffer a tailbone contusion that sidelined him for the comfort of the contest in Houston.
Oubre Jr. injured his foot in the third quarter in opposition to Houston while attempting to select out an offensive rebound. After playing 10 minutes in the fourth quarter, Oubre Jr.’s foot grew to change into sore overnight, causing the guard to leave out phrase on Thursday, in accordance with Steve Kerr.
By capacity of @NickFriedell on Twitter:
Steph (tailbone) is doubtful. So is Oubre (foot) vs. Memphis. Neither player practiced — Kerr isn’t obvious exactly how rotation will peep without them. Going to be a genuine fight for Warriors to attain if they’re both out — given Wiseman/Paschall (COVID protocols) stay out.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 18, 2021
If Curry and Oubre Jr. can’t hunch in opposition to Memphis, the Warriors might perchance name on Nico Mannion and Jordan Poole. Since returning to Golden Reveal from a stint in the G League bubble, Mannion and Poole get hold of blossomed into a thrilling backcourt aggregate.
In 5 video games since rejoining the Warriors, Poole is averaging 19 points on 54% from the discipline with 2.2 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 22.5 minutes per contest. Mannion is averaging 7.8 points on 38.7% shooting from the floor with 3.6 assists in 5 video games since returning from Orlando. With Curry out as a result of an sickness in opposition to the Suns, the 2020 second-round bought the inaugurate at point guard for Golden Reveal.
With a thin rotation, Kerr might perchance get hold of to procure inventive on Friday in opposition to the Grizzlies.