First major setback for Golden State this preseason. As reported by Monte Poole of NBC Sports, rookie Jonathan Kuminga will be out for at least a week having suffered a patellar tendon strain.
The injury occurred in the game that Steve Kerr’s boys played against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, which Kuminga had to leave in the fourth quarter. At that time no information was provided about what happened, but now we know that it is a knee problem.
Chosen as number 7 in the draft, the forward gave a great image in the Las Vegas Summer League, thus arousing the expectation for a rookie campaign – something that we do not forget -, but in which in turn he must progress safely to have minutes on a team that wants to make the playoffs.
Balancing the growth of the player born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the importance of achieving victories will be one of Steve Kerr’s great challenges. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green want to win. Klay Thompson is on his way, and he will want to win. Andre Iguodala is back, idem. The Warriors can’t turn their back on their boys’ evolution, but they need to spin fine.
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