Golden State Warriors rookie Eric Paschall has been downgraded to “questionable” for the team’s Wednesday night game against the New York Knicks at Chase Center. Paschall is dealing with a sore left hip after a highly physical game on Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Warriors are listing Eric Paschall as questionable for tomorrow's game vs Knicks with left hip soreness. He's coming off a rough night vs Memphis. Has carried heavy workload as a rookie. Damion Lee is expected to return.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 11, 2019
Paschall has been a workhorse for the Warriors in his rookie season, so it will be a change of pace if he misses the game. To date he’s appeared in 24 of the team’s 25 games, and his 755 minutes trail only Glenn Robinson III for most on the team.
More importantly, he’s been productive. The 41st overall pick is averaging 16.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game, while sporting a 58.0% true-shooting percentage, which is tops on the team. He’s been good.
But the Warriors have the league’s worst record, and they’re playing with an eye towards next year. There’s no need to put Paschall on the court for a meaningless December game unless he’s fully healthy.
Hopefully he is.