San Francisco Chronicle
Kuminga questionable for clash with Clippers
Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga is questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Clippers in Los Angeles, head coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday.
The 20-year-old sprained his right ankle in warm-ups ahead of Thursday’s game at Memphis. He was considered day-today before Tuesday’s update.
“We’ll see what happens,” Kerr said.
The Warriors had a light practice Tuesday, with Kuminga able to participate in a walkthrough. Kerr said Kuminga also did some individual work after practice.
Kuminga has averaged 9.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 54 games (12 starts) while shooting 50.3 percent from the field. In his most recent appearance, he scored 21 points on 8for-11 shooting in a 137-128 loss to Oklahoma City on March 7.
The Warriors are 6-9 without Kuminga this season.
Kerr said the second-year player has only scratched the surface of his potential.
“Physically, he has all the characteristics,” Kerr said. “Just the length and the strength and the ability to guard multiple spots because of his speed and athleticism.
“Draymond (Green) went to college for four years at Michigan State playing for Tom Izzo, and then it took him another few years really in the NBA until he found his niche where he became a dominant defensive player, so that’s seven years from the time he left high school.
“JK is about two years out from that point with way less experience, so there’s so much that he has to learn. And the good thing is, he’s willing to learn, he’s coachable, he works hard and he’s going to continue to get better.”