NBA rumors: Draymond Green out at least two weeks

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Marc J. Spears: Warriors forward Draymond Green (calf) didn’t make the trip to Memphis for tomorrow’s game, sources tell @TheUndefeated. Green is day to day and could be back later this week.
Nick Friedell: Kerr said “he has no reason to believe” there’s anything wrong with Draymond’s knee joint. Kerr said it’s a “nasty” thigh contusion — and Draymond is questionable for Friday vs. Bulls.

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Kendra Andrews: Draymond Green should be good to go tonight. "There's no reason to believe otherwise," Steve Kerr just said. Green was listed as questionable yesterday with a left shoulder contusion. Was upgraded to probable a few hours ago.
Green tried to stay in the game for a few more moments but was taken out shortly after and did not return. Warriors coach Steve Kerr indicated after the game that he doesn't think Green's ankle injury is too serious. "I talked to him at halftime. He said he didn't think it was too bad," Kerr said.
Connor Letourneau: Draymond Green participated in practice today. Appears to still be on track to return tomorrow in Chicago.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will miss his second straight game Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks because of a foot injury. Green was a full participant in Wednesday's practice after missing Tuesday's season-opening blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets, but coach Steve Kerr said the three-time All-Star would remain sidelined for the Christmas Day game in Milwaukee.
Nick Friedell: Steve Kerr says Draymond is out vs. Nets. James Wiseman will play. Draymond is considered day-to-day.
Let’s start with Draymond Green. He scrimmaged two days ago and, after it, woke up in the morning with a sore foot. It persisted. The team had him get an MRI. It came back clear. They’re calling it a mild muscle strain in his right foot and he’s unlikely to play in Tuesday’s season opener against the Nets. “But we’re trying to be very, very careful,” Steve Kerr said. “So he did not practice today and he’s doubtful for Tuesday. But it’s not a long-term thing. We feel very confident that even if he doesn’t play on Tuesday or Christmas (against the Bucks), he’ll be on the trip and we think he’ll be available quickly.”
Wes Goldberg: Steve Kerr said Draymond Green, still dealing with a sore left knee, is "doing a lot better and he’s gotten in a couple of good workouts the last few days. He’s getting closer for sure.” No timetable.
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green remains out tonight. Fourth straight missed game with a sore knee.
Nick Friedell: Kerr said Draymond had an MRI on his knee. There was no structural damage. Draymond will not play tonight but Warriors are hopeful he will be back in a couple days.
Warriors forward Draymond Green has been ruled out of Tuesday night’s game against the Kings at Chase Center with a right pelvic contusion, but he’s expected back Thursday against the Lakers. “He should be fine Thursday,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said. “He tried to go through shootaround this morning, and he was still hurting. We just want to make sure we’re smart about it. So, he’ll take tomorrow off and hopefully he’ll be ready to go Thursday. That’s our expectation.”
Nick Friedell: Andrew Wiggins (leg contusion) getting checked out by Warriors medical staff, according to Steve Kerr. Chriss also did not practice. They are questionable for tomorrow vs. Kings. Draymond also questionable as well.
Now, as Golden State heads to Utah for the final game of its road trip, the Dubs have their fingers crossed that Green will be able to play against the Jazz on Friday. "Hopefully we get Draymond back," coach Steve Kerr said on 95.7 The Game's "Damon, Ratto & Kolsky" show Thursday evening. "We'll see. I talked to him today and he was feeling better, so I'm hopeful that he can play tomorrow."
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said the Warriors road trip was "strange" and "quiet, as you could imagine" without Draymond Green around. He's back tonight. "We already felt it this morning at shootaround. His voice...Our team, our young guys, need his voice. They need his direction."
Anthony Slater: Some news: Draymond Green is trending toward a return tonight at home vs Jazz. He missed the last five games because of a torn ligament (and small bone chip, I’ve been told) in left index finger. Warriors listing Green as probable.
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green will not play against the Hornets tonight. He sprained his left index finger vs Spurs. D’Angelo Russell is questionable because of a right ankle sprain. Skeleton crew.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green injured his left index finger during Friday night's 127-110 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, and his status for Saturday's home game against the Charlotte Hornets is unclear. Green was wearing a wrap over both his wrist and left index finger when he met with reporters following Friday's game and said he was dealing with a "ligament" issue. Officially, the Warriors called the injury a sprained left index finger. It remains to be determined whether Green will need an MRI.
"I hurt my finger," Green said. "Ligament action. But it is what it is. ... I don't know [about Saturday]; we'll see. It's pretty sore. I couldn't grip the ball the whole entire [game], probably since the second quarter. Which is why I was making a lot of one-handed, right-handed passes and dribbling left with my right hand. I couldn't really grip the ball, so we'll see. Hopefully, it will calm down a little bit overnight, but who knows?"
Nick Friedell: Draymond has his left index finger taped postgame. Says he’s dealing with a ‘ligament’ issue. He says it’s sore and he’s dealing with some swelling. He’s not sure if he will play Saturday vs. Hornets or not right now.
And if you aren’t sure, just ask the Warriors themselves. I stopped Draymond Green after his postgame press conference and asked: What do you think when you hear outsiders suggesting that the Warriors are better off with Durant out? “That’s idiotic,” Green said, rolling his eyes and shaking his head. “It’s very idiotic. I don’t think there’s one person in this locker room, one person in this organization that thinks that. And I know for damn sure that any idiot that does possibly (say) it don’t believe it.”
Warriors forward Draymond Green is probable for Monday night’s game against the Hornets with a left ankle sprain. "It wasn’t very bad," Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said after practice Sunday at Davidson College. "He’s doing everything today."
Asked whether he’ll be especially cautious moving forward with Green, who has been hobbled by multiple injuries this season, Kerr said: "I think everybody is just, whatever (director of sports medicine and performance) Rick (Celebrini) tells me, that’s what we’re going to do. I don’t know that there’s a different protocol, but every guy has a different set of circumstances. We’re going to be careful with all of them."
His teammates were also not concerned that Green would miss any kind of significant time. "He'll be back for the playoffs," Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. "I mean, that's the only thing we worry about here, right?"
Mark Medina: Not clear yet if Draymond Green will need x-rays or an MRI. Warriors expect to have more clarity tomorrow
Logan Murdock: Draymond Green will play tomorrow, per Steve Kerr. Kerr says he won’t have a minutes restriction.
Malika Andrews: Draymond Green is inactive for the Warriors tonight against the Bucks.
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