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Logan Murdock: Draymond Green is OUT against the Lakers with shoulder soreness and Jordan Bell is probable, per team.
Connor Letourneau: Draymond Green (sprained left index finger) and Kevon Looney (right knee soreness) are questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. Portland. Patrick McCaw (sprained left thumb) is doubtful.
Mark Medina: Warriors say Draymond Green (sprained left index finger) is doubtful for tomorrow’s game vs Phoenix
After Oklahoma City forward Jerami Grant elbowed Green in the mouth during Tuesday’s game against the Thunder, Green spent Wednesday receiving dental work.” “My tooth got knocked back. My big tooth; my front tooth, ” Green said, while showing off his braces. “It is what it is.” Green said he will have to wear the devices for a “couple weeks” starting with when the Warriors (41-13) entering Thursday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks (17-37) at Oracle Arena.
Logan Murdock: Updated Warriors injury report for tonight: Andre Iguodala (low back stiffness) is available to play. Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is out.
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green says in retrospect, he “probably shouldn’t” have played the Detroit game. Says his range of motion became worse. …which leads to interesting conversation about combing his hair pic.twitter.com/QjQFaWu1el
Mark Medina: Draymond Green will wear a sleeve on his right shoulder tonight against the Lakers. Draymond said it helps keeps his back/shoulder stabilized
Marc J. Spears: Warriors forward Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) will return to action tonight against the Lakers, a source said.
Connor Letourneau: Green (shoulder) and Livingston (knee) are out tomorrow vs. Lakers. Pachulia (shoulder) is doubtful.
Melissa Rohlin: Kerr on Green: “It wasn’t one thing that happened. It just got sore, probably wear and tear. There’s nothing we can do about it. I don’t spend any time worrying about it. When he’s ready, he’s ready. He’ll be all right, I’m sure of that. It’s just not easy to pinpoint when.”
Melissa Rohlin: Kerr: “Draymond is not happy, I can tell you that. He’s happiest when he’s on the floor, hair on fire, screaming at everybody and competing. That’s what he loves. It’s been hard on him, it’s been hard on Steph. But Draymond also knows that this is the smart approach.”
Melissa Rohlin: Draymond Green did not practice.
Connor Letourneau: Patrick McCaw (concussion) will play tonight. Draymond Green (shoulder) will not.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr on Green’s shoulder: “It’s been bothering him the last few days, and it’s still aggravating him, so we won’t play him tonight.”
Rod Beard: #Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Draymond Green (shoulder) is going to play tonight vs. #Pistons.
Mark Medina: Warriors have upgraded Draymond Green (sore right shoulder) to probable for tomorrow vs. Pistons. They have ruled out Patrick McCaw (concussion). Zaza Pachulia (sore left shoulder) remains questionable. Andre Iguodala is now probable (sore left knee).
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green will not play with that shoulder soreness. Patrick McCaw has a concussion. He’s in league’s concussion protocol.
The Warriors (15-5) have listed Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle), Stephen Curry (right hand contusion) and Draymond Green (right foot contusion) as questionable for Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings (5-14) at Oracle Arena. But the Warriors are optimistic all three will play.
Mark Medina: Some Warriors injury updates for tomorrow vs. Kings: Stephen Curry (right hand contusion) is questionable, Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) is questionable. Draymond Green (right foot contusion) is questionable.
Chris Haynes: Golden State forwards Draymond Green (knee) and Andre Iguodala (back) will both play tonight against New Orleans.
Green did not participate in Wednesday’s practice, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t seem too worried. “He looked OK,” Kerr siad. “I don’t think it’s serious.”
Chris Haynes: Draymond Green to undergo an MRI on his left knee today, a league source tells ESPN.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was diagnosed with a left knee strain and missed the final quarter of Tuesday night’s 122-121 loss to the Houston Rockets. Toward the end of the third quarter, Green was fouled on a running jumper and landed awkwardly. He immediately began hobbling and rubbing his left knee.
Monte Poole: Draymond Green will start tonight. No limitations, per Warriors coach Mike Brown.
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude: Mike Brown says “in my mind he’s playing” about Draymond Green status for Game 3.
Marc J. Spears: The Warriors say forward Draymond Green (left knee tweak) is probable for Game 3 tomorrow at Utah.
Connor Letourneau: Draymond Green (left shoulder contusion) is probable for tomorrow’s game. Shaun Livingston (mid-back strain) is questionable.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors forward told The Undefeated about his left ankle contusion: “I’ll be fine. It’s pretty sore right now” and “it’s day-to-day.” Green
Monte Poole: Kerr says Draymond’s MRI was fine but it doesn’t make sense to push it.
Warriors forward Draymond Green said Thursday the left ankle he tweaked in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals was improving. “It feels a lot better, a lot better than it did last night,” Green told KNBR. “Just really been icing, getting a massage, and you’re really just normal things that it takes to get it back healthy and get ready to go for Monday.”
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude: The next few days off will be important for Draymond Green, he’ll start anti-inflammatories for left ankle tonight & get treatment.
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Ira Winderman: Derrick Jones Jr. has rejoined the Heat, with Dwyane Wade still out. Jones has three NBA days remaining on his two-way contract, but that clock ends Saturday, at the conclusion of the G League season.
On Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks (7 p.m. ET on ESPN), James will play in his 70th consecutive game as he chases the first season in which he plays in all 82 games. Back in 2015, however, James was laying on the court during timeouts, propped on a towel in discomfort. It brought to mind Larry Bird and Steve Nash, all-time greats who saw their careers zapped in their 30s because of back issues. James needed two anti-inflammatory injections in his lower back in a 10-month span in 2015, one shutting him down for two weeks midseason and another wiping out his preseason. And the possibility was left open that he might need more numbing shots, an indication he was dealing with something serious.
Raimon was a SEAL for 15 years and became a disciple of biomechanics when he used the science to help himself to get over a severe neck injury suffered during a parachute jump that Navy doctors struggled to heal. He purposely avoids the spotlight and doesn’t do interviews. James generally doesn’t speak about Raimon or his techniques, and he credits the Cavs training staff with working to keep him in the best shape. “Between Donnie and Mike, it’s a great one-two punch,” James said.
Seeing him turn his ankle nearly 90 degrees only to tighten his shoelaces and finish with a triple-double. Watching him show up four hours before a playoff game to get in a sweat-soaked workout, then play more than 40 minutes and score 40 points. And the topper: the time James gained seven pounds during an Eastern Conference finals game. Some Miami Heat teammates saw the scale and attest to it in amazement. James himself just shrugs and calls it “weird as hell.” The truly wild part is that it was from 271 pounds to 278 pounds, though James is much lighter these days.
He’s won just over 71 percent of jump balls this year, fourth in the NBA among qualifying centers, according to tracking by analytics site Nylon Calculus. The rate is up from last year’s 66 percent, which ranked seventh among qualifying centers. “All I’m looking for is just how they mask it, really, because it’s the first one to the ball,” Adams said. “You don’t have to jump super high. You just have to get there before anyone.”
“Some officials just come right in the center circle and throw it up right away. If you’re not ready, you’re going to lose the tip,” Donovan said. “There’s other guys that come in there and make sure you’re ready, wait for a second, then throw it up. Like anything else, players have routines. Officials have routines, too.”