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Otto Porter Jr. OUT for Game 5 vs. Mavericks with foot injury

Porter Jr. had this issue in the second round against Memphis.

Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors - Game Two
Otto Porter Jr. of the Golden State Warriors warms up prior to Game Two of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center on May 20, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
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May 26 update: Porter Jr. has been officially ruled out for Game 5, which was expected given the earlier reporting from Haynes.

May 26 update: Porter Jr. is expected to be out for Game 5 as the Warriors try to close out the Mavericks Thursday.

May 25 update: Porter Jr. is listed as questionable for Game 5 against the Mavericks. Moses Moody has been playing well in Porter Jr.’s absence, so there’s a chance the Warriors remain cautious with the backup small forward and hold him out one more game.

May 24 update: Despite being upgraded yesterday to questionable, Porter Jr. has been ruled out for Game 4 against the Mavericks. This elevates players like Moses Moody and Andrew Wiggins in DFS lineups, as well as in the rotation for Golden State.

May 23 update: Porter Jr. has been upgraded to questionable, so his foot injury seems to be more about pain management than a structural issue.

May 23 update: Porter Jr. is doubtful to take part in Game 4 Tuesday as the Warriors attempt to sweep the Mavericks in the conference finals. Look for Moses Moody to be a big factor in Golden State’s rotation with Porter Jr. unlikely to play.

Update: Porter Jr. is not returning to Game 3 with the foot injury he suffered in the contest. It is not the same foot injury he had in the second round, which makes it even more concerning for Golden State.

The Golden State Warriors saw Otto Porter Jr. go to the locker room in Game 3 against the Dallas Mavericks with a foot injury. Porter Jr. had this issue in the previous round against the Memphis Grizzlies, missing the final game of that series because of it.

Porter Jr. was noticeably grimacing as he was running up and down the floor trying to play through the pain initially. It looked like the forward tweaked something while defending a layup, but it’s hard to tell exactly when the pain started. Porter Jr. did play Games 1 and 2 of this series with no issues, so this is a concerning development for Golden State.

Look for Moses Moody and potentially Jonathan Kuminga to get some run with Porter Jr. out. The Warriors are also giving Juan Toscano-Anderson some minutes here with a hole in the rotation at small forward, but Moody might have earned the biggest share of minutes overall.