The Warriors caught the eye in the draft, setting up a trade so they could pick higher. Except that their lucky chosen one has just taken a nasty blow on the head… Here he is stuck in the infirmary for a moment, to the great displeasure of the Californians.
2022-23 will be placed under the sign of a clear and definite objective on the side of the Warriors: to defend the title acquired this year, neither more nor less. Outgoing Champions, Stephen Curry & co. will have a target behind them throughout the season and will have to fight if they want to achieve the back-to-back. For this, a well-developed workforce is essential and the franchise has just had good news and bad news for free agency.
In addition to the market, the Dubs hope to be able to count once again on their skills in the draft, those who selected Ryan Rollins in the second round. The player trained in Toledo has great potential, but it is not tomorrow the day before that he will be able to display it in the public eye. As revealed by Anthony Slater of The Athletic, he will indeed miss several weeks because of a serious injury. As a result, he will also not be able to participate in the Las Vegas Summer League:
Rookie Ryan Rollins stuck in the infirmary
Warriors announce that Ryan Rollins, their recently drafted guard, has a foot fracture in his fifth metatarsal. Discovered during his on-boarding physical. Won’t compete in summer league. A blow for a combo guard they have plans of potentially putting on 15-man roster.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 29, 2022
The Warriors announce that their newly recruited guard, Ryan Rollins, has a broken fifth metatarsal foot. The injury was discovered during his medical examination. He will not participate in the summer league. A blow to the combo guard, whose franchise had plans to potentially include him in their 15-man roster.
The news is quite frustrating for the Californians, because they really wanted to put the talents of the young nugget to good use. The proof, they had even gone so far as to go up in the draft to select him, in 44th position. It must be said that Rollins had shown great things in the NCAA, shooting nearly 19 points (46% shooting) and 6 rebounds for his sophomore year with the Rockets.
However, the update is perhaps even more heartbreaking for the player himself, who would have already struggled to get any concrete playing time at GS, despite the coaching staff’s willingness to include him. Worse still, he will miss the perfect opportunity to demonstrate his worth in the summer leagues, and therefore will only have training camp at the end of September to defend his place. It’s never an easy way to make your NBA debut…
Bad luck for Ryan Rollins, who will have to wait a long time before being able to wear the colors of the Warriors. The latter have reason to be disappointed, they who really seemed to want to count on him in the back-to-back mission.