The Golden State Warriors haven’t had a fully healthy roster for much of the second half of the season. Part of that had to do with the absence of backup center Festus Ezeli, who missed over two months of action after undergoing an arthroscopic surgery on his left knee back in late January.
Ezeli, who is an integral part of the second unit for the best team in the league and more than capable of filling in for starting center Andrew Bogut, opened up about his frustrations while sidelined:
Sucked not being able to play; even worse staying home on Road Trips to rehab. Feels good to be back on the road w the team #RoadWarriors
— Festus Ezeli (@festus) April 9, 2016
It’s never easy to watch from the sidelines for a prolonged period of time, particularly when you’re trying to build a reputation for pay day – Ezeli’s contract expires after this season. Luckily for him and the Warriors, the center has returned and is trying to get himself right just in time for the playoffs.
Jim Park is a blogger and Tweet of the Night author of Sheridan Hoops. Follow him on twitter @Sheridanblog.