Patrick McCaw
It could be around a month before second-year guard Patrick McCaw returns to action. (Noah Graham/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors have been forced to work their way through some uncharacteristic struggles in recent weeks. As the clear-cut best team in the NBA, the Warriors aren’t used to much adversity and now they will have to face some injury troubles as well to one of their key bench contributors.

According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, guard Patrick McCaw will be sidelined for approximately 4 weeks after suffering a fracture in his left wrist:

Though Patrick McCaw isn’t one of the premier pieces on this stacked Golden State roster, he still brings plenty of value to the table. In a reserve unit composed nearly entirely of vets, McCaw provides a much-needed energetic and youthful presence, seomthing they will surely miss over the next handful of weeks.

With this current timetable, McCaw should be able to make his return with plenty of time to spare before the real action begins in the postseason. On the season, the second-year guard is averaging 3.7 points in 15.6 minutes per game.

With McCaw sidelined, expect backup point guard Shaun Livingston to see a greater wealth of minutes while the likes of Nick Young and perhaps even Omri Casspi could also see a slight uptick in playing time.

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