Lottery picks usually have plenty of opportunities to make mistakes. That hasn’t been the case for the 2021 No. 7 pick in the NBA draft Jonathan Kuminga. The versatile rookie has played well during his first season, but he has also struggled to find a steady spot in the Golden State Warriors’ rotation.

“I feel like I’m doing good for the most part,” Kuminga told ClutchPoints. “There are days I’m going to have bad games. There are days I’m not going to play, and a lot of people expect me to start getting better, having a feel to play with everybody else here for my first year. I feel like I’m doing just fine for a rookie being at Golden State.”

The fans in the Bay Area love their new rookie. Whenever he checks into a game the crowd lights up. It’s must-see TV whenever he’s on the court. If you blink, you might miss a high-flying slam.

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Steve Kerr is confident in playing Jonathan Kuminga in any situation, although he hasn’t played him much this season. A few weeks ago, the Warriors coach said the rookie would be in the playoffs. So him not playing big minutes every night could mean nothing.

In the last 10 games, Kuminga is averaging 9.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 19.9 minutes of play.

If the teenager can continue to produce, Kerr will be forced to play him in the postseason. No matter what he does, Kuminga is going to do what he can to stay ready. That can be very helpful for the Warriors down the stretch.

In Kuminga’s last appearance he scored 17 points and had five rebounds and four assists.