Golden State Warriors Injury Report
Among the Warriors’ questionable players on the Golden State Warriors injury report are Cam Johnson and Otto Porter Jr., both of whom suffered injuries against the Boston Celtics. Robert Williams is also listed as questionable. Andre Iguodala is also questionable. But there’s more good news on the Warriors’ injury report than bad. Here’s a look at the other players on the Warriors’ injury report.
Robert Williams is questionable
The injury report for Game 5 of the NBA Finals has added another uncertainty to the Warriors’ roster. Robert Williams has been listed as questionable for Monday’s game against Boston, due to a knee soreness. He isn’t sure whether he tweaked his knee landing or jumping late in Game 4. Still, he feels much better than before, and is hopeful to be ready for Monday’s matchup.
In other injuries on the Warriors’ injury report, Andre Igudala (right knee inflammation), Otto Porter Jr. (left foot soreness) and Robert Williams III (left knee soreness). In addition, James Wiseman is out for the series due to a right knee injury management. Whether or not Robert Williams plays will depend on the performance of Al Horford.
Cam Johnson is doubtful
Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry is out of the game against the Phoenix Suns. The Warriors and Suns are in a battle for the top spot in the Western Conference. On the Warriors’ injury report, only Curry is listed as out. Phoenix also listed Dario Saric and JaVale McGee as out. Cam Johnson, who suffered a right quad contusion, is also doubtful.
Another injury on the Warriors’ injury report is for guard Cam Johnson. The Warriors are unable to say if the rookie will play in Sunday’s game. The team said he is unable to play because of the quad contusion he suffered in his previous game. However, other players are listed as questionable. While Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, and Frank Kaminsky are all questionable, Cam Johnson is out due to a right quad contusion. The Warriors are likely to rest some players in the final game of the regular season.
Otto Porter Jr. is questionable
Coach Steve Kerr says Otto Porter Jr. is questionable for Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors are taking a cautious approach with their injured players, and the team is being cautious with Porter. Despite his questionable status, the forward is expected to play similar minutes to the last two games, so expect his absence to have an impact on the team’s chances in Game 4.
The Warriors are hoping that Porter will not be required to play in Game 5 against the Mavericks on Wednesday, but if he does, his absence could stretch into the NBA Finals. However, there is no reason to worry too much about this, as the Warriors are leading by three games. If Porter isn’t available for Game 5, the Warriors will likely turn to Jonathan Kuminga, who played most of Porter’s minutes in Game 4.
Andre Iguodala is questionable
The Warriors are cautious about Andre Iguodala’s status during the regular season because they wanted him to be available for the playoffs. However, if the veteran guard cannot play in Game 3 against the Celtics, the Warriors may have to rely on Jonathan Kuminga. The rookie guard played a minor role in Game 4 but scored nine points in 11 minutes. In addition to Iguodala, Marcus Smart has suffered a quad injury and an ankle sprain in this postseason.
Andre Iguodala is a questionable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. The Golden State Warriors are not sure how Iguodala will fare in Game 3. He missed Game 2 with swelling in his right knee. While he is not likely to play in Game 3, he could be a game-time decision.
Gary Payton II is questionable
There is a lot to be optimistic about with the Golden State Warriors’ injury report. Gary Payton II suffered a fractured left elbow in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies. While Payton is not 100 percent, he’s still a top-tier defender. The Golden State Warriors’ defense ranked fourth among all players in FiveThirtyEight’s defensive Raptor metric (plus-4.7). Gary Payton II averaged 7.1 points per game and shot 61.6 percent from the floor.
The Warriors have announced that Gary Payton II is questionable to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals after suffering a fractured left elbow during Game 2 against Memphis. Payton underwent an MRI and it found ligament damage in addition to the fracture. While the injury has left him out for two to three weeks, the Warriors have expressed optimism that Payton II will be able to play in the Finals. In addition to Gary Payton II, Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. will be available to play.