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Warriors guard Patrick McCaw will be sidelined for approximately the next four weeks, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, who reports (via Twitter) that McCaw has suffered a small fracture in his left wrist. Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News confirms McCaw has a non-displaced fracture, tweeting that the second-year guard will wear a cast for about 10 days.

McCaw, the 38th overall pick in the 2016 draft, had a promising rookie season for Golden State and was viewed by the team as a potential building block for the bench heading into 2017-18. The 22-year-old has failed to take a step forward this season though, averaging 3.7 PPG with a .440/.250/.720 shooting line in 51 games (15.6 MPG).

Recently, McCaw has spent some time with the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s G League affiliate, to get a little extra playing time and to work on his outside shot. However, he has been bitten the injury bug as of late — in addition to the left wrist injury that will keep him off the court for the next month, McCaw was also dealing with a sprained right wrist.

McCaw’s absence may mean increased minutes for the likes of Nick Young, Shaun Livingston and Omri Casspi. The Warriors also figure to keep an eye on the buyout market in the coming weeks, as they consider adding another wing to their roster for the stretch run.

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