The Golden State Warriors (17-18) introduced that Chris Paul would require surgical procedure after fracturing his left hand throughout their 113-109 victory over the Detroit Pistons (3-32) on Friday evening at Chase Heart,
Paul, 38, will endure surgical procedure subsequent week and is more likely to miss a couple of weeks. He scored eight factors, grabbed six rebounds and dished out 4 assists in 23 minutes of motion earlier than leaving with the harm.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr mentioned in the course of the postgame press convention that he feels “horrible” for Paul, who has already had a couple of hand surgical procedures all through his NBA profession.
“That is powerful, I really feel so dangerous for Chris, I do know he is had a few hand surgical procedures earlier than I imagine, perhaps however,” Kerr mentioned. “I noticed him holding it and immediately was anxious. Simply obtained the phrase after strolling off the ground.
“So I really feel horrible for Chris and clearly guys will step up and be able to play. We have to carry down the fort with out him.”
Dropping Chris Paul is much from the Warriors’ largest drawback
Paul entered Friday’s contest averaging 9 factors, seven assists and 4 rebounds per sport, with most of his contribution coming whereas main the second unit.
“It will be powerful, Chris is an all-time nice and he is match proper into our crew and made life a lot simpler not solely on Steph however he is sort of captained that second unit,” Kerr mentioned.
Dropping Paul undoubtedly hurts the Warriors, who want a veteran presence on the ground when Stephen Curry is resting, particularly with Draymond Inexperienced suspended indefinitely.
Warriors are one sport below .500 and even their younger gamers, resembling Jonathan Kuminga, reportedly need to abandon the ship earlier than this NBA season is over.