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Willie Cauley-Stein to miss training camp with a foot injury

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The new Warrior will have to wait a while before suiting up.

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Like so many teams in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors are starting off their training camp with some injury news.

Center Willie Cauley-Stein - whom the Warriors signed over the offseason - will miss training camp due to a mid-foot strain in his left foot. General Manager Bob Myers announced the news at the team’s media day on Monday.

Cauley-Stein, who was drafted sixth overall in 2015 by the Sacramento Kings, is preparing for his first year with the Warriors. While the team has plenty of frontcourt options, it certainly appears that the plan is for Cauley-Stein and Kevon Looney to split the minutes at center.

Given that coach Steve Kerr prefers to bring Looney off the bench, Cauley-Stein would seem to be in line for a starting position. But that will certainly change while Cauley-Stein is out.

The team will, of course, provide updates on Cauley-Stein, who averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game a year ago. Hopefully he’ll be ready to go by opening night, which is on October 22.