Pacific Notes: Curry, Wiseman, Looney, Cousins, Lakers, Robinson

The Warriors could have most of the regulars back in action on Tuesday against the Knicks. Stephen Curry missed Saturday’s loss to Charlotte but practiced on Monday and is expected to play Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Nick Friedell. Coach Steve Kerr also indicated big men James Wiseman and Kevon Looney could play after participating in the practice. Looney has been out since February 2 with an ankle sprain. Wiseman, the No. 2 pick in the draft, has been sidelined since January 30 with a wrist injury.

We have more from the Pacific Division:

  • Executives whom Sean Deveney spoke to believe that DeMarcus Cousins would be a bad fit for the Lakers. Cousins is being held out of action as Houston seeks to deal him. Cousins hasn’t shot it well this season and his diminished mobility makes him a liability on defense. The team also has limited salary available to add another player.
  • The absences of Anthony Davis and Dennis Schröder are taking a toll on the Lakers and the schedule isn’t helping, Jovan Buha of The Athletic notes. They had lost two straight heading into Monday’s game against Washington while struggling to find offensive answers. They also play four teams with winning records before the All-Star break.
  • Kings swingman Glenn Robinson III is not currently with the team due to personal reasons, James Ham of NBC Sports California tweets. Robinson has appeared in 23 games, averaging 5.3 PPG in 16.0 MPG. Sacramento must decide this week whether to fully guarantee Robinson’s $2MM contract.
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26 thoughts on “Pacific Notes: Curry, Wiseman, Looney, Cousins, Lakers, Robinson

  1. vpolite

    Cousins would be a terrible fit for the Warriors be his “diminished mobility makes him a liability on defense”.

    • Gary

      There’s 0 to the negative gazillion bazillion chance the Warriors are even thinking about trading for DeMarcus Cousins. Even if he’s released there’s no way they would even pick him up for the minimum veteran salary of 2 million bucks or so prorated…..

      • vpolite

        I’ve dozens of posts saying that the Warriors should trade for Cousins. I was just trying to be everybody to the punch.

  2. arc89

    It will be good to see the warrior back at near strength. It cost them about 3 games missing all their big men. They need to dominate begore the all star break. Move up the division instead floating around .500.

  3. Lil_D_Top_3

    Curry missing games already is really concerning. Think age is starting to catch up with him. Not everyone can be LeBron. IMO they need to get younger and build around Wiseman.

    • Walladipo and Wood

      He’s been missing a ton of games over the last 4 years, this is nothing new.

      • Lil_D_Top_3

        This year it seems more dire though. Something about his game just seems desperate and nervous, like he his psyching himself out. Just my opinion, take it or leave it.

        • Walladipo and Wood

          He’s certainly not going to win his 3rd MVP this year, like some around here seem to believe. It will be interesting to see what happens in 2022 after they run it back with another $173M payroll and fall short once again. By then Curry will be 34 in the final year of his contract but the team will still owe Klay, Green, and Wiggins $100M going into the 2022-23 season after spending who knows how many hundreds of millions in luxury taxes this year and next.

          • Lil_D_Top_3

            Based on Greens attitude lately and rumors about him wanting to be on tv full time I think he hangs it up after this year, especially after an early exit. Idk if the team has to buy him out or how itd work but the drive just isn’t there. I also highly doubt Clay comes back 100% so yeah, not sure what they’ll do with him. Maybe like an Al Horford situation where they get OKC to take on the salary for picks. They need to be focused on the future because the current iteration is ancient like the pyramids of geezer.

            • Walladipo and Wood

              Draymond isn’t walking away from $77M. He’s only turning 31 next week, so I’m sure he can wait until he’s 34 before moving on to broadcasting after collecting the rest of his loot from Joe Lacob.

              • vpolite

                It is more likely, based on what he has done in the past, that Draymond will want to be a coach or GM. He seems likely he would be really bored as a broadcaster.

            • vpolite

              When did he say wants to be on tv full time? Rumors on players futures are pretty much worthless. It is just as believable that he wants to be an astronaut after this season.

              • Lil_D_Top_3

                Well, he works as a broadcaster occasionally now so it’s not that far fetched.

                Was there a space mission I’m unaware of that would give credence to these “astronaut” rumors?

                • vpolite

                  SpaceX just hired an Astronaut. They are planning manned missions. Draymond has been involved in the Warriors drafts the past few seasons. But then again, Kerr was a broadcaster before he became a team executive, then a coach.

                  • Lil_D_Top_3

                    Lol I don’t see a connection between being involved with a draft and working for SpaceX, but that’s just me.

                    I know sometimes the instinct is to push back against news you don’t like to hear, but the sooner you embrace reality, the sooner you can move on (which is my entire thesis on the Golden Warriors). Otherwise, have fun living on another planet!

          • osaegthong

            then who do u think will win? not to be mean but tbh ur rockets got smoked real bad by the bulls a few days ago which shows how cheap ur gm is and how unfortunate ur team is lmao

      • vpolite

        No he hasn’t. You can break your hand at any age. He struggled much more to stay on the court his 1st few seasons. He was on the verge of being a complete bust.

    • vpolite

      He missed two games. Not at all concerning. He struggled much more his 1st few seasons. Minor injuries happen at any age.

  4. Alex Cardoza

    Dennis Schroder isn’t hurt, he’s out because of Covid protocols.

  5. Sensitive Fanboy

    Maybe SAC is getting ready to make a trade? Want to remain flexible with a roster spot?

  6. Walladipo and Wood

    The Lakers have lost 4 of their last 5 and that will become 5 out of their last 6 on Wednesday when they go to Utah. Will they win another game before the break?

    • Very Barry

      You can already feel the L.A. Clippers hands beginning to tighten the grip around the throat of the Lakers.

  7. KnickerbockerAl

    It only goes to show if the right (wrong) guy gets hurt on your team. It can mess things up. Being healthy for a playoff run in NBA. Is probably most important thing.

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