Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. will miss the next seven to 10 days of on-court action as he continues to recover from a small avulsion fracture and ligament tear in his left wrist, Golden State announced. The injury has kept him sidelined for the past nine games. Golden State will re-assess Oubre’s wrist after that juncture, so there is a distinct possibility he would be available should the team advance to the first round of the playoffs.
Kendra Andrews of NBC Sports Bay Area notes that this injury means Oubre will miss the team’s first play-in tournament appearance. Depending on the outcome of Sunday’s season finale against the Grizzlies, the Warriors will either finish as the No. 8 or No. 9 seed in the Western Conference. Both Golden State and Memphis sport identical 38-33 records at present.
The 6-foot-7 Oubre was the team’s starting small forward for most of the season, starting in 50 of the 55 games in which he appeared. He will wrap up the 2020-21 regular season with averages of 15.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks across 30.7 minutes per contest. He holds a slash line of .439/.316/.695.