Warriors two-way guard Damion Lee fractures bone in right hand

ByNick Friedell ESPN logo
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand during Monday night's loss to the Utah Jazz, the team announced Tuesday after an MRI revealed the fracture.

Lee, who is on a two-way contract with the Warriors for the second year in a row, is averaging 10 points a game in 21.9 minutes. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks, but surgery is not expected.

This is the second time Lee has suffered a right hand fracture in his career. He broke his hand in 2015 as a member of the Drexel Dragons.

Lee's setback is the latest in a slew of injuries the Warriors have faced this season. Lee's teammate and brother-in-law Stephen Curry broke his left hand during an Oct. 30 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Curry is expected to miss at least three months and will have another procedure in about a month to take out some of the hardware used to fix the fracture.

All-Star swingman Klay Thompson has been ruled out until at least the All-Star break and it's unclear whether he will return this year as he continues rehabbing from a left ACL tear.

Center Kevon Looney remains out because of a neuropathic condition after playing just 10 minutes in an opening-night loss to the LA Clippers. It remains unclear when Looney will be able to return.

Second-year guard Jacob Evans has been out since suffering a left adductor strain in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 28.

Center Omari Spellman missed Monday's loss and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers because of a left ankle sprain. If Spellman remains out, that would leave the Warriors with just nine healthy bodies against the Lakers.

When asked after Tuesday's practice if he had ever seen anything like the rash of injuries his team has dealt with, Warriors coach Steve Kerr had a simple answer.

"No," Kerr said as he shook his head.