Ebene News – US – Warriors’ Kevon Looney will return from a sprained ankle on 4-game trip

Warriors center Kevon Looney will likely come back from his ankle injury at the end of an upcoming four-game trip

The Warriors are hoping center Kevon Looney, who missed his eighth straight game Wednesday night with a sprained left ankle, will return at some point during the team’s next four-game trip.

Head coach Steve Kerr has pointed out that Looney will likely return in the “final stages” of this trip, where Golden State will play in Orlando on Friday, Charlotte on Saturday, New York on Tuesday and Indiana on Wednesday. Center James Wiseman gets his sprained left wrist reassessed on Thursday, and he could come back as early as Friday against the Magic

Looney and Wiseman’s returns will help Warriors ease their reliance on small-ball lineups With no one available in the last seven games over 6-foot-7, Golden State started Draymond Green (6-6) in the center and Juan Toscano-Anderson (6-6) in the powerful front

Going small brought some bright spots for the Warriors, who were able to see some combinations they wouldn’t have tried otherwise. Asked how Looney and Wiseman’s returns would affect his rotation, Kerr said, “This that we understood, these are the combinations that we like and those that we do not like So this will take into account our decision making as to how we proceed

“But between Looney and James who are returning relatively soon, we have several decisions to make These decisions have a domino effect”

Looney switched to non-contact drills and individual shooting in 21 games this season, he’s averaged 37 points on 623% of shot (40% from 3-point range), 41 rebounds and 18 Assists Looney started five straight games before the injury, but it’s unclear if he’ll return to that role when he returns

Smailagic update: Forward Alen Smailagic made his season debut on Wednesday, scoring 19 points on shooting 7 for 9 (1 in 1 at 3 points), four rebounds and a block in just 17 minutes from Santa Cruz 111-108 victory over Canton in Orlando G League bubble Smailagic was recovering from knee surgery

“It was great to see Smiley come back to the floor,” Kerr said “It’s been a long journey for him since he injured his knee in training camp so I’m very happy for Smiley He had a good match “

Connor Letourneau joined the Golden State Warriors in September 2016 after covering Cal.He previously spent two years covering the Oregon State Beavers for The Oregonian Letourneau is an alumnus of the University of Maryland who interned for The Baltimore Sun and blogged for the New York Times A Portland, Ore, native, is interested in telling stories that go beyond the court or the court

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Ebene News – US – Kevon Looney of the Warriors will return from a sprained ankle during a 4 game trip

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