OAKLAND -- Warriors center David West will miss at least two weeks after sustaining a non-displaced fracture of his left thumb Wednesday night in a 121-100 win over Oklahoma City at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors made the announcement immediately after the game, adding that West will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
West left with 7:41 remaining and did not return. The team’s primary backup center was examined immediately and upon diagnosis had his thumb wrapped in a protective splint.
“It’s a big loss,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “David has been fantastic. He’s playing so well. He’s really a big part of our second unit.”
With West typically entering late in the first quarter, his absence will force a change in Kerr’s rotation. Among those likely to be affected are Kevon Looney, JaVale McGee, Anderson Varejao and maybe even rookie Damian Jones.
“It’s definitely going to switch some things up,” Draymond Green said. “Definitely going to hurt a little bit to not have him there. But it’s an opportunity for other guys to step up.”
West totaled 8 points (4-of-5 shooting) and three assists in 11 minutes Wednesday night. He is averaging 4.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and two assists.