This is not what a guy still trying to negotiate a contract extension wants to see happen.
Midway through the second quarter of the Warriors preseason, Barnes collided with a Nuggets player and left the floor not to return, reports Monte Poole of CSNBayArea.com. The Warriors have officially called it a sprained right knee.
After the game there were not a lot of details, although interim coach Luke Walton called Barnes “day-to-day,” reports Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News.
“We obviously won’t rush him back,” Walton said.
Barnes started 82 games last season for the Warriors and it doesn’t sound like he will be out an extended period of time, although we should get more details on Wednesday.
With Barnes out, Andre Iguodala will slide back into the starting lineup. He’ll be just fine with that.