The return of Harrison Barnes to the Warriors lineup is at least one week away.
The fourth-year forward, who sustained a sprained left ankle on Friday and sat out a win over Sacramento on Saturday, will be reevaluated next weekend at the soonest, the Warriors confirmed Sunday night.
Barnes had played in 205 consecutives games, including postseason, prior to missing the game against the Kings. The Warriors earlier Sunday ruled him out of the game at Utah on Monday.
Barnes will miss at least the first four games of the seven-game road trip, and interim coach Luke Walton stressed on Saturday that there is considerable uncertainty surrounding Barnes’ return.
“We don’t know, so it’s all speculation now,” Walton said prior to the 120-101 victory over the Kings. “With an ankle sprain, it could be a couple weeks or it could be one week.
“We won’t rush him back because we want him to be healthy for the rest of the season.”
Veteran wing Brandon Rush started in place of Barnes on Saturday, scoring 16 points –- including 14 in a torrid third-quarter stretch -– his highest-scoring game since April 22, 2012. Rush likely will continue to start at small forward.