June 13, 2024

Former Golden State Warriors’ forward Anthony Lamb has appeared to have suffered a significant leg injury playing for the New Zealand Breakers in the NBL. According to ESPN’s Olgun Uluc, there’s fears that Lamb has suffered a torn achilles — the same suffered by Kevin Durant in the 2019 Finals and Klay Thompson during his recovery from a torn ACL

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Throughout the regular season, the three-point shooting forward played 19.3 minutes per game for Golden State, scoring 6.7 points, grabbing 3.5 rebounds, and dishing out 1.5 assists while shooting 36.7% from beyond the arc and 47.1% from the field.

Though scans have not yet confirmed the injury, Breakers coach Mody Maor said in the immediate post-game that “it doesn’t look so good.” Anthony Lamb, a former forward for the Golden State Warriors who started the season as a two-way contract player, had a major setback to his hopes of returning to the NBA.

Late in the season, Lamb’s deal was changed to a guaranteed one, making him qualified for the Warriors’ 2023 postseason run. He didn’t play much, though, as the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated the squad in the second round.

Lamb’s playing time for the Warriors was a recurring plot point during the previous season, and it still pisses off supporters who think Jonathan Kuminga’s rise would have been more rapid had Steve Kerr not frequently started Lamb ahead of him for extended periods of time.

Lamb went to the Breakers with the intention of signing another NBA contract after failing to secure a deal with Golden State or any other team. The 26-year-old, who averages 19.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists on 50% shooting from the field, has established himself as one of the NBL’s top imports.

Lamb played 24 games for the Houston Rockets and two games for the San Antonio Spurs before being selected in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. Last season, he joined the Warriors for training camp.

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