Harrison Barnes Out For Golden State Warriors Monday, May Play Wednesday

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will miss his fourth straight game Monday night.

The second-year forward has been ruled out of Monday night’s road game at the Philadelphia 76ers, according to the San Jose Mercury News, after participating in this morning’s shootaround.

Barnes hasn’t played since Oct. 7 because an inflamed toe on his left foot.

He is expected to fully participate in practice on Tuesday and could be in uniform Wednesday night when the Warriors play the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis.

Jermaine O’Neal, who missed Saturday night’s home win over the Sacramento Kings with a bruised right foot, will be available on Monday.

O’Neal said someone fell on it during Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. However, O’Neal’s minutes might be limited if coach Mark Jackson opts to go small against the surprisingly undefeated 76ers. Center Spencer Hawes spend a lot of time on the perimeter and that could be a tough matchup for the 35-year-old O’Neal.

With Philadelphia featuring a perimeter shooting center in Hawes and Thaddeus Young, a slashing, driving player at power forward, Golden State could opt to play David Lee a lot at center with Draymond Green at the 4.

Topics: Golden State Warriors, Harrison Barnes, Jermaine O'Neal, NBA

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