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D’Angelo Russell (thumb) will be re-evaluated in two weeks

The All-Star’s thumb sprain is just another hit to the health of the Western Conference champs.

Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

Another day, another Golden State Warrior knocked out of competition with an injury.

D’Angelo Russell sprained his thumb in the third quarter of the Dubs’ lost to the Boston Celtics last night.

Now the Warriors will be without their three All-Star guards, as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are already shelved for months. Russell’s injury comes during a hot scoring streak where he was coming off of a seven game stretch where he’s averaged 27.6 points and 7 assists.

The Dubs have the worst record in the league at 2-11, with a barrage of unfortunate injuries dating back to last summer.

In Russell’s stead, the Warriors will lean heavily on Ky Bowman and Draymond Green for playmaking responsibilities. On one hand, it’s a shame so many key contributors are out. On the other hand, it provides opportunities for inexperienced players to get on-the-job training.

It also demolishes the “Warriors get all the injury-luck” excuse that Golden State’s haters have been using for years.

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