West Notes: Oubre, Lakers, Drummond, Kawhi, Porzingis

Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. drives to the basket vs. the Timberwolves.

Kelly Oubre Jr. has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left wrist as well as a fracture on his palm, Sham Charania of The Athletic reports.

Oubre had previously hurt his wrist in early April, missing 11 days before returning for five games and playing through the ailment.

The former Wizard will undergo further testing to determine if he’ll be able to play again for the Warriors this season.

More Western Conference Notes

  • Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register examines the Lakers’ frontcourt rotation, noticing the clear logjam at center with Andre Drummond, Marc Gasol, and Montrezl Harrell. Gasol has seen his minutes decline since Drummond’s arrival, though the team may opt to utilize Gasol during the playoffs because of his ability to space the floor.

  • Kawhi Leonard says he’s been playing with a sore right foot for several weeks. “I’m feeling good,” Leonard said (via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN). “We took the proper steps to get me right, to make sure nothing significant is wrong with me … so hopefully we can just keep moving up from here.”

  • The Mavericks held Kristaps Porzingis out of the game against the Wizards and he’ll also sit against the Kings on Sunday night. Coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that things are “moving in a good direction” while KP continues to rehab.

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