Kuminga probable, and Warriors need all the help they can get
Still trying to figure out their issues on the road, Golden State heads into an important game against the Clippers
The Golden State Warriors can be maddening at times, but when it all clicks together, they still manage to look like the defending champions that they are. So far, that seems to mostly happen at their home stadium, but solutions can often feel really abrupt once they suddenly gain traction. What’s really preventing the Warriors from putting it all together? Nothing.
As is fitting for this squad, it’s a mix of good news and bad as Jonathan Kuminga looks close to a return, while the ancient one, Andre Iguodala is going to go back on the shelf for a bit.
WHO: Golden State Warriors (36-33) at Los Angeles Clippers (36-33)
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 // 7pm PST
WATCH: NBCSBA; ESPN
There aren’t that many games left, and many mysteries remain
Everyone who has watched the Warriors over the course of this season has been forced to come to some form of personal peace with the uncertainties. But there’s been a slow dawning awareness gaining ground among Warriors faithful that we probably aren’t going to really know anything until the playoffs.
The Warriors have been a disaster on the road. Andrew Wiggins indeterminate hiatus has stretched from confusion, to curiosity, and now feels like a heavy weight. Then there’s the roster weirdness. James Wiseman left a big man gap, and now the team is pinching pennies by leaving an empty roster spot instead of bringing Lamb back (okay, to be fair, it’s “pinching hundreds of thousands of dollars”).
And yet still there’s hope.
It’s all too easy to forget that this team has literally one of the greatest players of all time. Peaks hit at different times, and can last for years and years. Curry just hit 35 yesterday. But while he may be going a little grey around the edges, the damage he does out there is still enough to frustrate opponents. A lot.
On typically high volume, Curry is shooting the third best from deep for his career. There’s plenty going wrong in Golden State, but Steph Curry isn’t one of them. Enjoy the ride!
The Clippers are going to be a rough matchup without Wiggins or Lamb. Even if Kuminga is cleared to play, he’s probably not at 100%. But I’ve seen miracles, and I’m not going to stop believing now. Warriors win!