The Golden State Warriors are looking to bounce back from an annoying home loss to the Indiana Pacers. To do so, they’ll have to do something that haven’t done much of this season: win on the road! The Dubs have lost ten of twelve away from the friendly confines of Chase Center, but they’ll get another chance when they take on the Utah Jazz.
Golden State Warriors @ Utah Jazz
December 7th, 2022 | 6:00 PT
Watch: NBC Sports Bay Area| Listen: 95.7 The Game
The Warriors won’t have three of their 2021-2022 season All-Stars when they face Utah tonight.
Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins are all out tomorrow against the Jazz. Curry with left ankle soreness, Green with left hip tightness and Wiggins with a right adductor strain.— Kendra Andrews (@kendra__andrews) December 6, 2022
But if you don’t have All-Stars available, it’s great to have lottery picks! The Dubs will deploy Jonathan Kuminga (2021 7th overall pick), Moses Moody (2021 14th overall pick), and James Wiseman (2020 2nd overall pick) into the fiery cauldron of NBA competition. This will be a nice checkpoint for those in Dub Nation wondering just how far these young guys have developed, especially Wiseman who spent a seven game stint with the club.
Per ESPN: “In his seven games with Santa Cruz, Wiseman averaged 15.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.14 blocks in 26.6 minutes. He posted his first positive net rating on Saturday against the Stockton Kings, finishing plus-17, a sign that his feel for the game is improving.”
I’m excited for these young guys to keep figuring it out. This team judges itself by championship banners so we have a long way to go for a verdict on how the youth movement and All-Star core support each other. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to watching three talented prospects develop their games in the specific roles they’re needed to play right now.
Moses Moody says “it sucks” that he hasn’t been part of a rotation. Says it’s more challenging for him this season than last because he feels like he’s ready to contribute this year, where as last year he didn’t know if he could. But he’s trying to maintain a positive outlook.— Kendra Andrews (@kendra__andrews) December 4, 2022
They’ll have to do it against a Utah Jazz team that is fighting to stay above .500 after a hot start to the season.
Jazz have moved from 1st in the West to 9th in the span of 7 days. pic.twitter.com/hYVuNlQ7bL— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 29, 2022
In their last game, a 116-111 loss to the Trail Blazers, they couldn’t stop Anfernee Simons from scoring a career high 45 points.
If Simons did that, I wonder what Golden State’s young star-in-the-making Jordan Poole could do with the ball in his hands and no Stephen Curry on the floor.
Who ya got, Warriors or Jazz
This poll is closed
Jazz, the Warriors aren’t healthy and don’t win on the road
Warriors, let Wiseman cook!