Warriors

Kerr says 'real possibility' Wiseman, Looney play vs. Knicks

Warriors
James Wiseman, Warriors

Steve Kerr acknowledged before the Warriors' game Friday in Orlando that he's facing some tough conversations and rotation decisions once his team gets healthy in the near future.

Those difficult choices could come as early as Tuesday with injured centers James Wiseman and Kevon Looney progressing in their respective rehabs.

After facing the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, the Warriors will have two days off before facing the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

At that point, Wiseman and Looney could return to the rotation.

"It's a real possibility," Kerr told reporters before Saturday's game. "They're both doing well. They're going to be out on the court here this evening before our game, before out guys get out to shoot, probably right about now, if not already. They did that last night in Orlando, 3-on-3 stuff. Good thing is we have the next two days where they can continue to prepare and Monday we'll have a practice in New York where they'll be able to get up and down a little bit too, so we'll have a definite answer by Monday whether they can go against the Knicks."

Saturday's game will mark the 11th straight that Wiseman has missed since spraining his left wrist on Jan. 30 against the Detroit Pistons.

Looney sprained his left ankle in the very next game against the Boston Celtics on Feb. 2, and will miss his 10th straight game due to the ailment.

 
RELATED: Dell Curry discusses Wiseman and constant LaMelo comparisons

Without Wiseman and Looney, the Warriors have been playing small-ball, oftentimes with Draymond Green serving as the center.

While the Warriors have played well at times without their centers, Kerr surely will be happy to see them back on the court so that the roster isn't stretched to its limits.

Download and subscribe to the Dubs Talk Podcast