Otto Porter Jr.
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Otto Porter Jr. (foot) is listed as questionable to play in Friday's contest against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Porter is dealing with right-foot soreness that will leave his status for Friday in question. He wasn't able to finish Game 5 because of the injury, but he looks to be getting better and has a shot to play Friday. If he isn't able to go Friday, Kevon Looney and Damion Lee will be in line to see additional minutes in his absence.
According to Warriors reporter Anthony Slater, Otto Porter Jr. (hand) has been upgraded to available to play on Monday for Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Porter Jr., who suffered a hand injury during Game 3's blowout win over the Grizzlies was listed as questionable to go for Monday night's Game 4 matchup. In recent hours, the veteran forward was upgraded to available to play. During his time on the floor, Porter has averaged 7.0 rebounds, 6.3 points, and 3.0 assists in three games against the Grizzlies in the 2022 Western Conference Semifinals.
Per Anthony Slater, Otto Porter Jr. will not play Monday versus the Grizzlies in the second game of a back-to-back.
The Warriors will also be without Klay Thompson and Draymond Green while Gary Payton ll (knee) is questionable. Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Kevon Looney, and Jonathan Kuminga should all see big time minutes. Look for Poole and Wiggins to carry the offensive load.
Otto Porter Jr. notched 14 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3PT, 3-3 FT), 11 rebounds, and two assists in Sunday evening's defeat in Washington.
Porter Jr. has now produced three double-doubles in four games. He actually replaced Jonathan Kuminga in the starting unit to begin the second half, as the latter did not see the court after halftime. It's difficult to envision Kuminga permanently losing significant playing time, based on his stellar performances throughout the past couple months, though Porter Jr. should be rostered in deeper formats regardless of what the future holds.
Per Kendra Andrews, Otto Porter Jr. (rest) will not play Wednesday versus the Heat.
The Warriors will also be without Draymond Green and Klay Thompson in the second game of a back-to-back. Jonathan Kuminga, Gary Payton ll, and Moses Moody should all see more minutes with Kuminga being the best play by far. Kuminga is averaging 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in his last 10 games.