Steve Kerr: No injury restrictions for Baldwin, Rollins in training camp

·2 min read

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said the team does not have any injury concerns on the roster entering training camp beginning on Saturday.

The Warriors tip off their preseason schedule a bit earlier than other teams by virtue of playing the Washington Wizards twice in Japan on Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 at Saitama Super Arena. It marks the first visit to the country for both teams.

The injury news is rather encouraging, especially regarding their two incoming rookie players. Patrick Baldwin Jr. (ankle) and Ryan Rollins (foot) each missed summer league after dealing with various injuries, but are both ready to go, according to Kerr.

We’re expecting everybody to be ready to go. But we will take precautionary measures for anybody, especially our veteran guys. If there’s anything, especially early in camp, we want to make sure we ramp them up at the right pace. We’ll get a good feel for that the first day or two.

Warriors president Bob Myers said Kerr plans on using a lot of players in the preseason, likely in an effort to keep their veterans fresh. Their five preseason games could serve as a great opportunity for the likes of Baldwin and Rollins after sitting out summer league.

Baldwin and Rollins will likely see quite a bit of time in the NBA G League this season. The team has often utilized the Santa Cruz Warriors for younger players out of the rotation to keep them sharp, and that could be the case for Baldwin and Rollins.

The Warriors like their two rookies and believe they can play vital roles down the road. Players have succeeded in the Warriors’ system and it will be worth monitoring how Baldwin and Rollins can develop this season.

Related

Warriors' Patrick Baldwin Jr. impressing early in workouts

Why Steve Kerr sees some of Giannis Antetokounmpo in Jonathan Kuminga

Warriors' Draymond Green names one surprise about Jonathan Kuminga

List

NBA contracts: The top player salaries for the 2022-23 season

Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire