OAKLAND -- Warriors backup point guard Toney Douglas will miss at least two weeks after team doctors examined him on Tuesday and diagnosed a stress reaction in his left tibia.
What does it mean for the Warriors, who face Detroit Tuesday night to begin a three-game stretch at Oracle Arena?
For one, more may be asked of starter Stephen Curry. He seems fully recovered from the bone bruise on his left ankle sustained last Wednesday at Minnesota. After missing the game at San Antonio last Friday, he returned Saturday at Memphis and led the Warriors in scoring.
For two, more time at the point for Andre Iguodala. Though a natural wing, Iguodala is the most versatile player on the team and is comfortable at all three smaller positions. He started at point guard in place of Curry against the Spurs and has spent considerable time in that role.
The next option, according to coach Mark Jackson, would be Kent Bazemore. The deep reserve has been used at both guard positions but rarely plays more than a few minutes per game. Rookie Nemanja Nedovic would play behind Bazemore.
Douglas, a fifth-year veteran signed as a free agent in the summer, apparently has been playing through the pain, as Jackson indicated the discomfort has been lingering for a while.