While Stephen Curry is not expected to play in the first round, the hope is McCaw can return soon and help Golden State win their third championship in four consecutive NBA Finals appearances. The Warriors will know more after he sees a specialist Thursday for reevaluation, but Kerr, who has battled his own back issues, expressed relief that the injury was not more serious. As he drove on the baseline, Carter was defending him, and the inadvertent undercut occurred causing McCaw to fall to the floor. Carter, who was given a flagrant-one foul, knelt nearby as medical personnel from both teams along with Warriors coach Steve Kerr rushed onto the court. Everything seems to be progressing now.
"Kerr was cursing in Carter's direction and told officials: "[Expletive], I'm not mad at you.
Based on comments from McCaw's Warriors teammates including Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, the feeling is that Carter's play was accidental with no malice intended towards McCaw. "He's never been that type of guy", said Green. He has a bright future. To see a young guy laying down there, it's an unfortunate situation. That timeline means McCaw will miss games against Phoenix, Oklahoma City and Indiana.
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Later in the morning, chances of rain drop, but cloudy skies will stick around, so Akronites will need a parka, but no sunglasses. Ahead of the front will be mild temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s overnight with showers developing late.
"I know Vince's spirit and his heart". Dan Beyer didn't think the play was in any way malicious by Vince Carter, although he probably could've made a smarter basketball decision.
McCaw, 22, is in his second season after being selected out of UNLV in the second round of the 2016 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. The Golden State Warriors have been dealing with injuries for weeks, but this is more important than that. Appearing in just 57 out of a possible 76 games, the second-year guard is averaging 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 16.9 minutes.