SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Already without star guard Klay Thompson, who was sidelined with a torn Achilles before the season started, the Golden State Warriors appear to have suffered another season-ending injury — backup center Marquese Chriss reportedly has suffered a broken right fibula.
Word came first on a tweet from Shams Charania just hours before the 0-2 Warriors were to take on the winless Chicago Bulls.READ MORE: Santa Clara County Mounts Effort to Boost Vaccination Rate to Reach Herd Immunity
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— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 27, 2020
Chriss played 14 minutes in the Warriors’ 138-99 loss to the Bucks on Christmas Day, scoring four points and had nine points in 12 minutes in Golden State’s 125-99 loss to the Nets.
His injury will likely mean even more playing time for No.2 overall picked James Wiseman, who had been a bright spot in the team’s slow start to the season.
Wiseman is averaging 18.5 points, 7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks a game, but it’s his touch from the 3-point range that has really captured Warriors fans attention. He is averaging 80 percent from the 3-point line.MORE NEWS: California Dodges Outages During Heat Wave But EV Owners Push Grid Capacity
The team also may be welcoming star forward Draymond Green for the Bulls game. He has been sidelined with an injured foot