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Warriors at Grizzlies roster notes: Omri Casspi remains out due to ankle injury

The Warriors will face the Grizzlies tonight at 5 p.m. PST as they look for a winning record.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors continue their road trip that includes three games in four nights with a game against the Memphis Grizzlies today.

And once again, they'll be playing without offseason acquisition Omri Casspi, who remains out with an ankle injury suffered during the season opener after missing the preseason finale with an ankle injury.

Mark Medina of the Bay Area News Group reported yesterday that Casspi is targeting a return to action on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks.

As a result, Warriors coach Steve Kerr decided to make Kevon Looney and Damian Jones inactive for last night's game because he wanted more guard depth, according to Medina's article.

"I feel bad about it. Looney has really earned some respect and minutes. But it's a numbers thing and roster balance thing," Kerr said. "I just don't want to get caught shorthanded in the backcourt with Omri out. There are a number of scenarios that can play out where we're really shorthanded and I don't want to have to play Shaun [Livingston] or Steph [Curry] in circumstances that would require having an extra body back there. In case of an injury, we could use the extra guard."

We'll see how things play out tonight and hopefully the Warriors can get another win tonight.

While you wait for the game, check out our previews from earlier today:

Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game Preview: Warriors go for two in a row

Q&A with Grizzly Bear Blues: Marc Gasol, Chandler Parsons, and the team’s plan

Mike Conley is a poor man's Steph Curry

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