Warriors rookie Jonathan Kuminga’s MRI results on knee injury, revealed
Golden State Warriors rookie Jonathan Kuminga suffered a right knee injury in the preseason game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Kuminga underwent an MRI and will be reevaluated in a week with a strained patella tendon.
Jonathan Kuminga strained his patella tendon in his right knee. He will be re-evaluated next week.#DubNation
— Mark Haynes (@markhaynesnba) October 7, 2021
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Kuminga only played six minutes in Wednesday’s game, scoring three points, grabbing two rebounds and handing out one assist. He played 11 minutes in the preseason opener against the Portland Trail Blazers. He had five points and two rebounds in that game.
The Warriors drafted Kuminga with the No. 7 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The 19-year-old didn’t play in college, instead playing for the G League Ignite squad.
There were plenty of rumors out there that Golden State was looking to trade its two lottery picks for a proven star. The Warriors would ideally like more ready-made talent to play with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson when he comes back, but nothing came to fruition.
So, the Dubs took a talented but raw prospect in Kuminga and then Moses Moody. Based on these early preseason rotations, it sure doesn’t seem like Kuminga is set to play all that much. Now he’s dealing with an early injury setback. Let’s hope he’ll get better soon so his development isn’t hindered too much.