The hits just keep on coming for the Golden State Warriors. Star guard D’Angelo Russell is the latest to be sidelined. He’ll miss at least two weeks with a thumb injury.
The Warriors announced the news on Saturday afternoon. Russell injured his right thumb against the Boston Celtics and underwent an MRI after the contest. It confirmed a sprained right thumb.
Russell will join Steph Curry and Klay Thompson on the injury report. Curry broke his hand a few weeks back, while Thompson tore his ACL in the NBA Finals last season.
It’s been a tough season for Golden State. The Warriors are 2-11 and can’t seem to stay healthy.
D'Angelo Russell injury update: pic.twitter.com/sIMxIHsWpl
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 16, 2019
The silver lining? Golden State could be in position to have the best odds at getting the No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft. If they can get Curry and Thompson back healthy, they should be a title contender next season.
Russell is the team’s leading scorer this season thus far at 24.3 points per game. He is due to be re-evaluated in two weeks. We’ll keep you updated on his status.