Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike welcomed a special guest to Monday night’s Warriors-Minnesota Timberwolves broadcast when injured Golden State forward Marquese Chriss spent the second quarter doing play-by-play and updating fans on his rehab.
Chriss went down with a season-ending leg injury in late December and is staying positive as he works toward a 2021-22 return. The 23-year-old also showed some clairvoyance on this 3-pointer from Kelly Oubre Jr., saying, “That’s a bucket,” while the ball was still in mid-air.
Following his fun back-and-forth with Fitz and Azubuike, Chriss even got the chance to show off his interview skills with Oubre.
The Warriors were expecting Chriss to carve out a bigger role for himself this season in the frontcourt rotation. Chriss said he was also developing into a different player as a fifth-year veteran and recognizing where he fits on an NBA roster.
“I was just not really understanding much about the game,” Chriss said. “But I think getting to this point, I realize that that’s my role, just being an energy guy and making the dirty plays and setting screens. People make a lot of money doing that.”
Between Reporter Klay and Chriss, the Warriors have a couple of impressive TV broadcasters on their roster. Dub Nation clearly liked Chriss' broadcast, according to the results of his Instagram story.
Perhaps this isn't the last we've seen of Chriss in the booth.