Yet another tough blow for the Golden State Warriors, who literally can't catch a break. Following a five-year NBA Finals run, it all looks like they will miss the playoffs for a second consecutive year.
The Warriors won't be able to have Marquese Chriss for the entire season, as he has suffered a broken right leg, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Warriors center Marquese Chriss has suffered a broken right leg (fibula) and will miss remainder of the season, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 27, 2020
The center joins Klay Thompson as the Warriors players' who are expected to miss the entire season.
Last season, playing 20 minutes a game, Chriss averaged 9.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in 59 contests with the Warriors.
2020 No. 2 overall pick, James Wiseman and veteran Kevon Looney are expected to play the center role for Golden State, considering Eric Paschall and Draymond Green will mostly make appearances as forwards.
In the first two games of the season, Chriss averaged 13 minutes, splitting the backup center minutes with Looney, behind Wiseman.