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Warriors injury news: Jonathan Cuminga and Jamaica Green doubtful, Wiseman out to face Celtics

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the Golden State Warriors They conclude their current five-game trip with back-to-back games against Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Injuries have affected the quality of depth on Golden State’s roster, especially in the front court. On Wednesday, Coach Steve Kerr shared an update on injuries to big men James Wiseman, Jonathan Cuminga, and Jamekal Green.

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“We had a fight today,” Kerr said. Not our mainstay guys, but the guys who were about to come back just did a good practice and played three-on-three. I’ll talk to the coaching staff, and we’ll see how everyone fares next.

When Kerr was asked who was involved in Wednesday’s altercation, he said this.

Kerr replied, “(James) Wiseman didn’t.” “(Jonathan) Cuminga and Jamichal (Green) have had a fight with some other guys who aren’t playing as much. It seems like it’s going well, but they’ll have to check with the coaching staff and we’ll see what that means. I’d say doubtful for tomorrow with back to back But it is possible on Friday.”

the The latest update on the top three warriors They previously mentioned that they are all progressing well with Kuminga resuming practice last week. Based on what Kerr said on Wednesday, Cuminga and Green are very much ahead in their recovery from Wiseman and could return as soon as Friday’s game against the Cavaliers.

Cumminga and Greene’s potential return would be a huge boost for a Warriors lineup that is in desperate need of front court depth. Draymond Green and Kevon Looney currently play the majority of the front court minutes, while two-way player Anthony Lamb plus often injured veteran Andre Iguodala make up the rest of the depth. Kerr has already expressed concerns about the heavy minutes Green and Looney have played this season, making the need for healthy seniors more urgent with each passing game.

Kuminga’s return, in particular, will be particularly poignant considering he was playing at a high level before suffering a sprained right foot on December 30 against Japan. Portland Trail Blazers. He would use his size and athleticism to chase down opposition perimeter players while also choosing the right times to assert himself on offense.

As for Wiseman, the sprained left ankle he suffered in late December still bothers him enough that he still isn’t ready to squabble with the team. He’s already missed eight games due to this injury, and with leg injuries dotted throughout Wiseman’s young career, it remains to be seen when the former second overall pick will return to the team.

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