Warriors coach Steve Kerr hopeful D’Angelo Russell (ankle) can return on Wednesday vs. Rockets
Steve Kerr said he hopes D'Angelo Russell can return from his ankle sprain in Houston on Wednesday night.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 5, 2019
Russell has played a total of five games for the Warriors thus far. He is currently averaging 19.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists. He’s also shooting 38.6 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from deep.
Russell was picked up by the Warriors in the summer in a sign-and-trade deal. He is expected to fill in the void left on the offensive end by Klay Thompson, who is out due to an ACL injury.
Unfortunately, things have turned sour for the Warriors in the 2019-20 season. Russell has joined Stephen Curry (hand), Draymond Green (finger), and Thompson (knee) on the sidelines. Kevon Looney has been in and out of action as well while nursing a hamstring injury.
As of writing, the Warriors have a 1-5 record. While there is a ton of games left to play, analysts are already dismissing the their playoff chances. Some firmly believe that the Dubs are heading back to the NBA Draft Lottery for the first time since 2012 — though this is something not new to them as they built their championship roster through the draft.