The Golden State Warriors learned Tuesday they will be without backup point guard Toney Douglas for at least two weeks, CSNBayArea.com is reporting.
According to the report, Douglas has a stress reaction in his left tibia, in the lower leg.
Douglas had played in each of the Warriors’ first seven games this season, averaging 6.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 16 minutes per game.
He is shooting 43.6 percent overall and 44 percent from 3-point range (11-for-25). He scored 21 points in 28 minutes off the bench in Golden State’s 76-74 loss at San Antonio on Friday and had 13 points in the Warriors’ opening-night blowout of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Douglas signed a one-year, $1.6 million deal as a free agent in July after splitting last season between the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. Douglas was a first-round pick by the Lakers in 2009, taken 29th overall out of Florida State, and was traded to the New York Knicks as part of a draft-night trade.
In July 2012, Douglas was swapped to the Rockets as part of a deal that sent Marcus Camby to the Knicks.
Douglas’ injury leaves rookie Nemanja Nedovic as the only other point guard on the roster. Nedovic has seem limited action, appearing in six of Golden State’s seven games, scoring three points and posting three rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes of playing time. Nedovic was taken 30th overall by the Phoenix Suns in June’s draft out of Serbia and was traded to the Warriors on draft night.
However, coach Mark Jackson said that Andre Iguodala and Kent Bazemore would get time running the point before Nedovic, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Rusty Simmons via Twitter.
Mark Jackson said Andre Iguodala will take on more backup PG duties, and Kent Bazemore will get the next look — before Nemanja Nedovic.
— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) November 13, 2013