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REPORT: Glenn Robinson III ruled out for Warriors vs. Magic

Warriors, Glenn Robinson III

Golden State Warriors guard Glenn Robinson III will not play against the Orlando Magic in their Saturday night showdown.

Robinson is dealing with an ankle injury he suffered from Thursday’s 134-131 loss against the Denver Nuggets. His next chance at returning will be on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Alec Burks is expected to start in Robinson’s place against the Magic. He is averaging 15.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting 40.8 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from deep and 89.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Point guard Ky Bowman has also been recalled from the G League to give Golden State some depth. In 36 games, Bowman is averaging 7.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

Glenn Robinson III has been playing exceptionally well this season, averaging 12.3 markers, 4.8 boards and 1.6 dimes — a massive jump from his 2018-19 averages that saw him score less than five points a game.

The 26-year-old swingman is also averaging 31 minutes a game, which is the most of his seven-year career. He has played in every game this 2019-20 campaign, making Saturday’s absence the first game he will miss.

In another injury blow for the Warriors, Draymond Green has also been ruled out due to a finger injury. With the absences of Green and Robinson III, Eric Paschall and Omari Spellman will be in line for big workloads.

The Warriors are currently the worst team in the Western Conference with a 9-34 record. They have been dealing with injuries all season long and will most likely have a lottery pick this upcoming draft.

They are currently on a 10-game losing streak, which is currently the longest of the season. However, they’re seeking to snap that slump as they host the Magic, who are also looking to get back to the win column.