NBA Roundtable

Brandon Wright Shoulder Injury

In General NBA on October 3, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Yahoo Sports reports

Golden State Warriors forward Brandan Wright suffered a left shoulder injury Friday that could require surgery and keep him out four to six months, an NBA source told Yahoo! Sports.Wright suffered the injury when a defender slapped his left arm hard during a shot attempt in Friday’s evening practice. He is being evaluated over the weekend by the Warriors’ medical staff and will have an MRI on Monday.

Marc Spears continues

Wright averaged 8.3 points and four rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game last season, and was having a strong training camp.

“I’ve had better days,” Warriors coach Don Nelson said after Saturday’s practice. “He might be the best player in camp or right up there. He went down and that made it a bad day today. But we wish him the best and hope he has a good result.”

“We were just so happy with his performance and his improvements,” Nelson said. “We thought he’d really be a factor this year. It’s quite a loss for us.”

Terrible news for Brandon Wright.

Big Man Rotation

The Warriors looked like they had a solid four man big men rotation this season with Randolph, Biedrins, Turiaf and Wright. Now they can either go with Mikki Moore in Wright’s absence, or elect to go with more small ball lineups … the small ball lineup looks the clear winner here.

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