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Warriors’ Toney Douglas has stress reaction in tibia, out two weeks minimum

Nov 13, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

Toney Douglas AP

While Golden State has looked good this season — 5-3 so far after a beat down of Detroit Tuesday — their bench has been not been the source of strength it was last season (they miss Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry so far).

Now the bench just got a little weaker.

Backup point guard Toney Douglas will be out at least two weeks with a stress reaction in his left tibia, reports This apparently had been lingering for a while and he had just tried to play through it.

Douglas has averaged 6.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting per game in his 16 minutes a night.

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This means more minutes for Stephen Curry, so in the short term that is a good thing, although you don’t want to overload and wear down your star. When he hasn’t played the point Andre Iguodala has taken over that role for the Warriors and looked pretty good doing so. That’s why you bring in a glue guy like him; Iguodala just gets done what needs to get done.

This also could mean run for Summer League sensation Kent Bazemore.

  1. sellahh - Nov 13, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    All kinds of shin splints are such a pain in the ***, I know a thing about it. McGee a few days ago with a fracture, now this.

  2. anhdazman - Nov 13, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    No sweat, Bazemore should easily pick up more minutes behind Curry and Iggy for a few weeks.

    • dr227 - Nov 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      Andris Biedrins has better ball handling skills than Kent Bazemore.

    • bjornreyes - Nov 13, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      How about no? Bazemore should stay in bench, cheerleading.

  3. bronz24 - Nov 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    its a good thing they’ve been catching these fibia and tibia stress fractures. When they go undetected you get those terrible breaks like Kevin Ware or Edgar Sosa.

  4. jaxandsky - Nov 13, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Kent bazemore can’t dribble the ball up past half court without getting his pocket picked. Steph Curry can’t keep his hand outta the cookie jar when he reaches in and commits fouls. This is a bad sign for the dubs. They came into this season with out a back up point guard (tony Douglas isn’t that good) but I guess as long as you’re up by 25 going into the 4th quarter you got a little wiggle room

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