friday night is golden state warriors It hosts the Portland Trail Blazers of California.
Before the game, the team announced a roster move.
Patrick Baldwin Jr., the 28th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, has been recalled from the G League.
Via Warriors PR: “The 2022 NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, announced today that they have recalled forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. from the team’s G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.”
Over 10 games, the 20-year-old is averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 rebounds per game (he averages 8.0 minutes played).
He played 13 minutes in the Warriors’ recent game against the Utah Jazz, recording 11 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal (the Warriors won 112-107).
Baldwin Jr. played sparingly in the NBA, but also appeared in nine G League games for the Santa Cruz Warriors.
He averages 10.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 43.5% from the field.
Having only played one season of college basketball in Wisconsin, he will take time to develop professionally.
The Warriors will face the Trail Blazers as the 10th seed in the Western Conference.
They are on the way to a three-game winning streak, going 18-18 in their first 36 games of the season.
At home, it will be very difficult to beat the Warriors, who have a 15-2 record in 17 games at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California.