D’Angelo Russell out for Warriors vs. Pistons, probable on Monday vs. Kings
Golden State Warriors star D’Angelo Russell will miss his third straight game against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, but he is likely to return soon.
Russell is dealing with a shoulder injury that he sustained in their game against the Dallas Mavericks before the New Year. It didn’t help that he was affected by a virus that hit multiple members of the team.
According to head coach Steve Kerr, however, the All-Star guard is probable to play when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Monday, Jan. 6.
D’Angelo Russell (shoulder inflammation) is out today vs. Pistons. Kerr says Russell is probable for Monday in Sacramento. Jordan Poole has been recalled from the GLeague and he will be available for today’s game. Alen Smailagić is available as well.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) January 4, 2020
D’Lo missed the Warriors’ games against the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves, which both ended in defeat for the Dubs. The team is now enduring a three-game skid following a sensational four-game winning streak that include wins over the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns.
D’Angelo Russell is averaging 23.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from deep and 76.7 percent from the free-throw line. He leads the Dubs in scoring in the absence of the injured Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
The 23-year-old guard has been involved in multiple trade rumors since the start of the 2019-20 campaign, but the Warriors have shown no signs of wanting to trade him this season, at least. In fact, according to recent reports, the Dubs are not looking to trade him and are instead looking to make moves around the edges of the roster.