Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant tweeted out praise for Steph Curry but threw some shade at rookie Jonathan Morant after the Warriors eliminated Memphis in Game 6.
Jonathan Kuminga's rookie season has been a roller-coaster ride, but the Golden State Warriors forward has plenty of supporters in the organization. Speaking to Andscape's Marc J. Spears, Draymond Green said he believes Kuminga has the ability to be a "perennial All-Star" if he dedicates himself to maximizing his talent.
Kuminga will return to a reserve role for Friday's Game 6 against the Grizzlies, Kendra Andrews of ESPN.com reports. Kuminga will be replaced in the starting lineup by Kevon Looney. He has averaged 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists across 15.3 minutes in five games during this series.
Conventional wisdom dictates that in the NBA, a team needs to pick a direction and commit to it. Try telling that to the Golden State Warriors. They’re built for both the present and the future. The core trio of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green look equipped for at least one more title run.
Kuminga produced 17 points (7-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 24 minutes during Wednesday's 134-95 loss to the Grizzlies. Kuminga played only five minutes and didn't score in Game 4, so his 17-point effort in Game 5 was a nice bounceback. However, the forward missed all five of his three-point attempts and didn't contribute much in the way of peripheral stats as Golden State was handed a massive defeat. Most of Kuminga's minutes Wednesday came in garbage time, so it will be interesting to see how he's used in a critical Game 6 on Friday.
Kuminga supplied one rebound, one assist and one block in five minutes during Monday's 101-98 victory over the Grizzlies. While Kuminga logged his second straight start with Gary Payton (elbow) sidelined, coach Steve Kerr went away from the rookie after his initial, five-minute stint to begin the game. This was a departure from what we saw in Game 3, when Kuminga played 18 minutes and finished with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting with two rebounds.
It's been all Grizzlies to start Game 3 of the Western Conference semis, with Memphis jumping out to a 21-8 lead over the Warriors at one point. Everyone in Golden State's rotation struggled out of the gate. But, fans really zeroed in on seventh overall pick Jonathan Kuminga. The 19-year-old...
NBA Playoffs 2022: Ex-Patrick School star Jonathan Kuminga becomes youngest player to start an NBA playoff game in 50+ years
Just two years ago, Jonathan Kuminga was playing high school basketball games for The Patrick School, the successor to St. Patrick High School, the powerhouse that produced Kyrie Irving and many other players. Now the 19-year-old native of the Democratic Republic of Congo is starting in NBA playoff games for...
Anthony Slater: Big surprise from the Warriors tonight. They are starting rookie Jonathan Kuminga in Game 3 vs Memphis. Steph Curry Klay Thompson Andrew Wiggins Jonathan Kuminga Draymond Green. Source: Twitter @anthonyVslater. What’s the buzz on Twitter?. Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS. Warriors win Game 3 142-112, take 2-1 series lead...
Kuminga will start Saturday's Game 3 against the Grizzlies, C.J. Holmes of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. With Gary Payton suffering a fractured elbow, coach Steve Kerr will opt to start Kuminga while still bringing Jordan Poole off the bench for a spark in the second unit. Kuminga hasn't seen more than 15 minutes in any playoff game, but he figures to garner a bigger workload in this situation. In his 12 starts this season, he's averaged 12.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 24.3 minutes.
Kuminga accumulated 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist over 18 minutes during Saturday's 142-112 win over the Grizzlies in Game 3 of the series. Although Kuminga saw light run in a starting role, he rose to the occasion as Gary Payton's (elbow) replacement in the blowout win. His 6-foot-7 frame gives Golden State's undersized lineup an added dimension, and with Payton out indefinitely, Kuminga will likely continue to hold down a spot on the top unit.
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