The Warriors are going to be without backup center Lou Amundson for a little while. Amundson suffered a fracture in his right index finger during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers – and the injury will require surgery. The date for the surgery has not yet been determined.
Amundson was a late addition for the Warriors, who signed him to a two-year, $5 million contract in early September. Don't be fooled by his ponytail: Amundson is a hustle guy off the bench who isn't afraid to mix it up. The Warriors and first-year head coach Keith Smart will likely make due in his absence by leaning more heavily on new starting power forward David Lee, who was also acquired this summer. Steinmetz reports that backup big men Dan Gadzuric and Jeff Adrien are also likely to see their playing time increase in Amundson's absence.