Warriors hope Paschall will return 'soon' from COVID protocols

Warriors' Eric Paschall

The Warriors don't anticipate Eric Paschall will be out long after being placed in the NBA's coronavirus health and safety protocols, Steve Kerr told reporters in a video conference Tuesday.

Paschall won't play Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers, and Kerr admitted the Warriors aren't sure of how much time the forward will miss. He wouldn't divulge if Paschall tested positive for the coronavirus when he arrived at Chase Center on Tuesday.

"I'm not gonna provide any details, other than to say he won't play tonight and we're hopeful that he'll be back with us soon," Kerr said Tuesday.

Any player who tests positive for COVID-19 must go 10 days or more since the first positive test, or test negative twice over 24 hours. If a player is a close contact of someone who tests positive, they must quarantine for seven days and test negative before returning.

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In his second NBA season, Paschall is averaging 12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He's sixth in the rotation, flourishing as a small-ball center following Marquese Chriss' season-ending injury. Paschall has averaged 13.5 points over his last eight games, shooting 58 percent from the field and 42.9 percent on 3-pointers.

Two-way player Juan Toscano-Anderson will be active Tuesday in Paschall's absence, Kerr said.

"We'll miss Eric tonight," Kerr said. "Obviously, he's been playing very well, so we'll have to figure out a different rotation for when he comes in."


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