Warriors news: Steve Kerr hopeful D'Angelo Russell (ankle) can return on Wednesday vs. Rockets
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Warriors coach Steve Kerr hopeful D’Angelo Russell (ankle) can return on Wednesday vs. Rockets

Steve Kerr, D'Angelo Russell, Warriors

Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell is still out due to an ankle sprain. However, head coach Steve Kerr is hopeful that he can suit back up on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets.

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.