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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
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."
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.
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.”
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.
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
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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Robert Williams not available in potential trade involving Kevin Durant

There’s good reason for pessimism, Durant’s ultimatum to Nets owner Joe Tsai did not light a fire under trade talks. If anything, it made it far less likely a deal gets done in the short term. — why would Boston improve its offer now? It robbed the Nets of leverage. For example, Brooklyn was trying to get Boston to put Smart in the trade, but why would they even consider it now? That said, even without Smart (or Robert Williams III, sources told NBC Sports he is not available), a Celtics offer with Jaylen Brown may be the best one the Nets will see.
Ric Bucher: I’ve been assured that this is correct in spite of another report that says it never happened. And that’s as far as I’ll go with that, too. I’m not going to punch down. Ben Simmons was in a group chat with some of the other teams players. And on it, they asked Ben if he was playing in game four. And not only did he not answer, he dropped out of the chat. Now, as I said, there’s another reporter out there who suggested the event never happened. I’m well aware that that reporter has, let’s say he has vested interests in painting things a certain way. And again, I will leave it at that his comments prompted me to go back and double check with my source. And that source insists that it did indeed happen, and explain why someone might report it another way. So I’m sticking with it.
Patrick Beverley is not one to whine about getting moved from one team to another. The Utah Jazz guard recently addressed claims from fans about how the Minnesota Timberwolves “did him wrong when in fact that sentiment goes completely against how he views and interprets his offseason fate. Here’s Patrick Beverley going full Jay-Z, referencing the GOAT’s “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” bar in explaining why he is thankful to the Timberwolves franchise.
Still, Caleb Canales’ decision to leave the NBA and coach in Mexico is not without risk. Broadening his experience on an international stage could help him get back to the league and to the job of his dreams, but his leap of faith could also be ignored. Despite a growing stable of foreign-born superstars and the NBA’s expansion to new markets overseas, the league has been slow to embrace coaches with international experience. European champions like David Blatt and Igor Kokoskov came and went last decade, as did successful foreign-born assistants like Etore Messina. “The coaching side, you always have to be ready to adapt and adjust,” Canales says.
While skepticism may remain in some NBA circles regarding the value of international coaching experience, there’s no doubt the league is putting effort in to diversify its coaching ranks overall. As of the 2022 offseason, half the league is led by Black head coaches. Nash and Kerr were born outside the U.S., and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is Filipino-American. Canales credits the work of David Fogel, executive director of the National Basketball Coaches Association, and Karen Marrero, its director of communications, for things improving over the last few seasons. “They’ve been so creative, and they’ve been so willing to help us, as coaches,” he stresses, highlighting the coaching profiles as well as a newly deployed coaches database the NBCA has set up to assist teams in finding and hiring talent outside the same small coaching pool.