Warriors’ Kuminga out a minimum of week on account of knee


SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors rookie Jonathan Kuminga has a strained patella tendon in his proper knee, an MRI revealed, and he can be out a minimum of every week, the group stated Thursday.

Kuminga, the seventh total choose on this yr’s NBA draft, was damage within the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s preseason win over the Denver Nuggets.

He joins James Wiseman on the injured listing. Wiseman continues to rehab a proper meniscus damage suffered final season, and it stays unclear when the No. 2 total choose in final yr’s draft will be capable to return to the ground.

“It is all the time disappointing when anyone will get damage,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated after Thursday’s apply. “Particularly a younger participant like Jonathan, like James, lacking out on a bunch of coaching camp, or all of coaching camp, that is undoubtedly a setback. However he’ll be right here — he’ll be going by among the drill work. And he is watching the drill work and understanding what we’re making an attempt to attain. However there is not any substitute for truly being on the market to start out.”

Kerr additionally stated veteran swingman Andrew Wiggins didn’t apply Thursday to relaxation some “nicks and bruises.”

Kerr stated there’s a likelihood Wiggins may not play in Friday’s preseason recreation towards the Los Angeles Lakers. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green will play just a little greater than 20 minutes within the recreation, in keeping with Kerr.

Golden State opens the common season on the Lakers on Oct. 19.