Warriors Backcourt Being Hit Hard By Injuries

The Golden State Warriors are struggling to find their rhythm in the ongoing 2023-24 NBA regular season. Their recent defeat against the Sacramento Kings not only eliminated them from advancing to the In-Season Tournament knockout round but also brought their season record to 8-10.

Compounding their challenges, the team faces significant changes in Steve Kerr’s rotation due to an upcoming test on their backcourt depth, indicating a challenging period ahead for the Warriors.

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The Warriors have announced that guards Chris Paul and Gary Payton II will be out for at least one game, with Paul dealing with a lower left leg nerve contusion from the game against the Kings and ruled out for the upcoming matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. While Paul is considered day-to-day, his injury history suggests a potential extended absence.

Payton faces a more severe situation, having suffered a torn right calf, leading to multiple weeks on the sidelines. These injuries add to the challenges the Warriors are navigating this season, despite Draymond Green’s return from suspension, which was short-lived due to the new setbacks.

The Warriors’ struggle to establish a consistent rotation has been a persistent issue early in the season, disrupting player rhythm and contributing to inconsistent performances on the court.

With the absence of Paul and Payton, Coach Kerr is anticipated to incorporate veteran Cory Joseph and rookie Brandin Podziemski into the rotation. Additionally, Moses Moody is expected to see increased playing time in the backcourt as the Warriors look for a catalyst to ignite the team.





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