Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will miss the first two games of the regular season because of a foot injury, coach Mark Jackson said Wednesday.
The foot issue kept Barnes from playing for most of the preseason. He has been shut down for nearly three weeks because of lingering inflammation.
The Warriors open their season on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Barnes played in 81 of 82 regular-season games as a rookie last season, averaging 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds.
Once Barnes returns, the Warriors are planning to use him off the bench. Andre Iguodala joined the Warriors as an offseason acquisition to bolster their frontcourt.