New Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein sidelined for training camp
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) New Warriors big man Willie Cauley-Stein will be sidelined for training camp with a left foot injury.
General manager Bob Myers said at Monday’s media day that Cauley-Stein strained his foot last week while scrimmaging. Cauley-Stein is scheduled to be reevaluated in about a month with an update on his status expected at the end of October.
Willie Cauley-Stein enters the Interview room . . . on crutches.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) September 30, 2019
Willie Cauley Stein said he injured his foot trying to catch a lob in pick up. He didn’t want to put a timetable on his recovery and said he’d work through the month of October to get back fully healthy.— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) September 30, 2019
“Other than that [and Klay Thompson being out], we’re healthy,” Myers said at new Chase Center, where the Warriors will begin training camp Tuesday.
The No. 6 pick in the 2015 draft, Cauley-Stein averaged 10.1 points and 6.4 rebounds with the Sacramento Kings.
Golden State doesn’t have its usual depth at center, but re-signed Kevon Looney to a three-year contract.
The Warriors have reached five straight NBA Finals but two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant departed for the Brooklyn Nets this offseason.