The Warriors have been bit hard by an injury bug of late, and on Sunday, the team was forced to respond to depth issues that could continue to plague Golden State this week.
According to a report from Connor Letourneau of The San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors have re-called center Damian Jones from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G-League ahead of the team’s Monday evening showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Warriors have recalled Damian Jones from the @GLeagueWarriors. With Santa Cruz, Jones is averaging 16.6 points on a league-high 70.2 percent shooting to go with 8.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.37 blocks in 31 minutes.
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) December 17, 2017
Jones has not appeared in a game for Golden State this season, but he’s thrived in the G-League where he’s averaging 16.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. The decision to call up Jones comes a day after forward Draymond Green missed practice with a lingering shoulder injury.
With Green’s availability uncertain for Monday night and starting center Zaza Pachulia questionable with his own shoulder injury, the Warriors turned to Jones who appeared in 10 games as a rookie with the Warriors last season. The Vanderbilt product could see playing time if both Green and Pachulia are unable to go.
The Warriors may also call upon Quinn Cook to play on Monday night, as Steph Curry is out with an ankle injury and Shaun Livingston missed practice on Saturday with a knee issue. Guard Nick Young is also questionable for the Warriors’ matchup with the Lakers, as he’s recovering from a concussion.