Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, who’s been nursing a sprained ankle, is set to return on Monday against the Hornets.
“I plan to play,” Barnes told reporters. “I’m feeling good. It’s been a long recovery process. Glad to finally be back on the court and playing on a game day.”
The team is currently dealing with a slew of injuries; Stephen Curry is questionable with a shin contusion that has kept him out of two of the team’s past three games, and Leandro Barbosa and Festus Ezeli have also missed time due to different ailments.
Barnes has averaged 13.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 17 games this season.
The Warriors and Hornets are set to tip at 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday.
- Kenny Ducey