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The Warriors have centers again! What a time, what a time, folks. After three weeks of operating with no true front court players, with a 6’7″ Andrew Wiggins as the tallest active player on the roster, Golden State will have players who are actually supposed to play at center.
Head coach Steve Kerr announced on Tuesday that all three of Stephen Curry, James Wiseman and Kevon Looney would return to face the Knicks on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Wiseman had been out since February 23 with a left wrist sprain and Looney joined him halfway through that game with a sprained ankle. Both were evaluated in practice on Monday, with Kerr expressing optimism that they could play. Without those two, the Warriors had been using small-ball lineups that featured Juan Toscano-Anderson, Draymond Green and Eric Paschall as the quasi-centers.
Curry, meanwhile, is back from feeling unwell in Charlotte. He was scratched in dramatic fashion just before tip-off in what was reported as a non-COVID-19 related issue.
At 16-15, the Warriors sit at eighth in the Western Conference, having lost two late games in a row to subpar competition. The Knicks, at 15-16, are seventh in the Eastern Conference.