The Warriors -- already shorthanded in the frontcourt -- will be without another big man Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Omari Spellman tweaked his back during Monday's game and won't suit up against the Lakers, per Connor Letourneau of The San Francisco Chronicle.
Spellman started at center in Golden State's first preseason game and came off the bench in the last two contests.
He is averaging 5.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 17.0 minutes per appearance, and is 3-for-9 from beyond the arc.
Omari Spellman made 44 3s in 46 games (34.4 percent) last year as a rookie with the Hawks. If/when teams double Steph off the high ball screen, it's imperative for Omari to make them pay for leaving him this open pic.twitter.com/WR3xqi8Yrb— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) October 11, 2019
With Kevon Looney, Willie Cauley-Stein, Alen Smailagic and Spellman all unavailable, you probably can expect training camp invite Kavion Pippen to see extended action.
Additionally, Marquese Chriss likely will play even more.
Marquese Chriss last week: “The biggest thing is just getting the scorers open ... getting those guys the ball in the spots that they can score.” This is a perfect example of him listening to what the coaches want from him, and it results in a bucket for Damion Lee pic.twitter.com/L6D1cw9L1i— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) October 15, 2019
And in case you missed it, Steph Curry (rest) will not be in uniform.
The plan is for the two-time NBA MVP to play around 30 minutes in the Dubs' preseason finale Friday night at Chase Center.