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The Golden State Warriors have confirmed superstar Stephen Curry will be out at least until after the All-Star break. The Warriors' training staff have been non-committal with a return timeframe for eight-time all-star. Curry has suffered partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane.
Stephen Curry is out for the rest of February, it's time to trust Donte DiVincenzo, Ty Jerome, James Wiseman, and Moses Moody.
Donte DiVincenzo has been a perfect fit in Kerr's second rotation, providing veteran leadership, a lockdown defender, while contributing 10 to 12 points a night. His ability to spread the floor and distribute the ball has added to the winning chemistry of Kerr's offense.
Ty Jerome, a 6'4.5" point guard, has been a perfect example of what is required to be a role player playing limited minutes. Not knowing when he will be called upon, Jerome has contributed a steadying presence, ability to get to the rim and run the Warriors' offense as the point while displaying an ability to defend larger guards.
James Wiseman, the Warriors' second overall pick of the 2020 draft, has had a rough start to his promising career. It is time for Kerr to trust Wiseman off the bench to provide Draymond Green and Kevon Looney with much-needed rest. With JaMychal Green now providing productive minutes, Kerr must find times when Wiseman can positively affect the outcome of a game or send the athletically talented player back to the G League for further development.
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Moses Moody, with a 7'2" wingspan, a picture-perfect shot, the ability to get to the rim, and the measurables to play lockdown defense, Moody has been inconsistent with the propensity to commit untimely turnovers. If not involved in a trade before the February 9th trade deadline for Matisse Thybulle, Moody needs meaningful minutes or to be returned to the G League for further development.
Wiseman and Moody need to contribute meaningful minutes or be used to procure veteran talent. Kerr must risk the opportunity to evaluate their future with the Golden State Warriors, and there is no better time to do it.