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Warriors’ Eric Paschall (hip) questionable on Wednesday vs. Knicks


As if the season couldn’t get worse for the Golden State Warriors, the team might be without starting power forward Eric Paschall for Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks.

The 6-foot-6 rookie has been dealing with hip soreness that might keep him out for the Knicks game. Fortunately for Golden State, guard Damion Lee is likely to return for the Warriors after missing the last 14 games.

The Knicks v. Warriors matchup will pit two of the NBA’s worst against each other as the team’s have a combined 9-40 record so far this season.

Despite the disaster season for the Warriors, Paschall, a second round pick out of Villanova has been one of the team’s only bright spots.

With Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and D’Angelo Russell all dealing with injuries this season, the undersized power forward has been arguably the team’s best player.

Paschall’s 16.6 points per game is the best on the team among players that have played at least 15 games and his 5.2 rebounds per game is fourth among NBA rookies.

When Thompson and Curry return, the Warriors will likely return to being one of the best team’s in the NBA and while 2019 sort of seems like a wasted season, Golden State has undoubtedly found a gem in Paschall.

If Paschall does in fact sit out against New York, he could next return when the Warriors travel to face the Utah Jazz on Friday.

The Knicks game would be the first missed game for Paschall who has played in all 24 Warriors games this season whie starting in 18 of them.