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.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors forward Draymond Green tells @TheUndefeated that his back is sore but he expects to play Friday against the Spurs.
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.
“We’re excited about his progress,” Kerr said. “Hopefully it continues the next few days.” Kerr had previously said that Green would need to complete a full practice before returning. He softened that stance on Wednesday, mindful that he often holds optional practices so he can rest his stars and veteran players. The Warriors are currently scheduled to practice on Thursday in Milwaukee. “He’s getting live action now. He’ll probably get some live action tomorrow,” Kerr said. “We may not have a heavy practice. But he could get some scrimmaging in with the other guys and coaches.”
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green injury update: Target return is on the first or second game of upcoming homestand, which starts on Monday pic.twitter.com/GAc2lL9ctp
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green updates his sprained toe: "The day I (targeted), it ain't really going according to my plans...Physically getting better... The last week, I took some huge strides...I just don't want to get thrown back into a game. That's a little different pressure on your toe."
Nick Friedell: Draymond Green says he doesn’t have any pain in his toe anymore. He was hoping to be back for tonight’s game in Detroit — but needs to get back in game shape. He’s optimistic he will be back soon.
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said there’s no new updates on Draymond and McKinnie. Still out and considered day to day
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said Draymond Green “feels like he’ll be able to play by the end of this road trip.” Sounds like the target is at Cleveland or Milwaukee.
Curry, surprisingly, is now ahead of Draymond Green in their separate recoveries. Green is still feeling the lingering effects of a toe sprain. Sources say Green, who has yet to return to practice, likely won’t make it back until at least the Atlanta game next Monday, meaning he’ll miss the Thursday game in Toronto and the Saturday game in Detroit.
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said Draymond Green will need to be "on the court for at least the next couple of days" before he returns. That makes his return to Toronto seem dicey since he hasn't practiced yet.
Chris Haynes: Golden State All-Star Draymond Green underwent an MRI on his right toe recently and the results confirmed a sprain, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Remains day-to-day.
Jason Anderson: Spoke to a team source with the @Golden State Warriors who confirms that @Stephen Curry, @Draymond Green and @Alfonzo McKinnie will all be out tonight against the @Sacramento Kings.
Anthony Slater: Injured status of Warriors players remains the same: Draymond Green and Alfonzo McKinnie out tonight, day-to-day moving forward. Steph Curry gets official re-evaluation tomorrow morning, but already ruled out tonight and tomorrow night vs Kings.
There is no current timetable for Draymond’s return. The team will take Monday completely off before returning to the gym on Tuesday. Then, there should be an update on the progress of Draymond’s toe sprain. But if he’s feeling well enough to play on Wednesday, you gotta think he’s going to push himself to be on the court.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors say Draymond Green (right toe sprain) and Alfonzo McKinnie (left foot soreness) are out for tonight's game against San Antonio.
Mark Medina: Warriors rule out Stephen Curry for tomorrow vs Clippers. Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston are questionable
Green might return Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers, a source told Spears, and after Curry's injury, Livingston could return in the near future.
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green is out for tomorrow’s Bucks game with a right toe sprain. Shaun Livingston also still out. Andre Iguodala will play.
Nick Friedell: Draymond Green (right toe) will not play vs. Bucks. Shaun Livingston (foot soreness) also remains out. Steve Kerr says Green is day-to-day. No long term concern on the toe injury.
Logan Murdock: Steve Kerr says Draymond Green will play in 5-6 minute bursts in the beginning of the season. Says Green is still working to get back into season shape after missing time in preseason.
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said he expects Draymond Green will play tomorrow. He practiced in a light session today
Warriors forward Draymond Green made progress Monday morning, participating in shoot-around, but will still miss the team’s preseason game against Phoenix with a sore left knee.
"It’s pretty good; I’m getting better," said Green, who expects to return for Wednesday night’s game against the Lakers in Las Vegas. "I started shooting yesterday and shot today, so it’s moving in the right direction." An MRI exam on Green’s left knee came back clean.
Monte Poole: Draymond Green will not play Monday for @Warriors vs. Suns. The plan: Shootaround on Monday, and maybe he'll be able to go on Wednesday vs. Lakers in Vegas.
Monte Poole: As @Warriors are introduced prior to their open practice at Oracle Arena, only Draymond Green does not trot out. He walks. The knee soreness that has plagued him for six days continues to linger.
Anthony Slater: No Draymond Green in Seattle. Will sit Friday’s game with a sore knee. He had an MRI, came back fine. No long term concern.
Logan Murdock: Draymond Green is out with a sore knee, according to Steve Kerr. Kerr said “We’ll see” when asked if it will be lingering.
Monte Poole: Both @Kevin Durant and @Draymond Green officially listed as probable for #Warriors vs. #Bucks on Thursday. It's gonna be pretty hard to keep them off the floor. Like, really hard.
Melissa Rohlin: Kerr said Draymond was having trouble keeping food down & that his illness is lingering. He wanted to play tonight too. The Warriors said no
Monte Poole: Draymond Green (variety of issues) downgraded from probable last night to doubtful this morning, per #Warriors.
Melissa Rohlin: Draymond Green will play tomorrow. Kevin Durant won’t play tomorrow but Kerr said he could be back Tuesday or Thursday of next week.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green left midway through the second quarter of Monday's 89-75 loss to the San Antonio Spurs with a pelvic contusion that he said is "not serious." The injury occurred when Green took an inadvertent knee below the belt from Spurs guard Danny Green. "It'll be fine," the forward told reporters after the game. "I think it's just kind of something that's kind of at the peak right now, but it's calmed down a little bit since it happened. So, it's not that serious."
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
July 1, 2022 | 9:11 am EDT Update
Shams Charania: New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson is nearing a five-year rookie max contract extension worth up to $231 million, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. The commitment will take Williamson’s new deal through the 2027-28 season.
Shams Charania: Williamson said after the season ended, “I couldn’t sign it fast enough.” Indeed, the All-Star locks in commitment to New Orleans. The deal is expected to include protections that both sides were sorting through overnight and will finalize, sources said.
July 1, 2022 | 8:11 am EDT Update
Bobby Marks: Signing notes from Day 1: Extensions for Thaddeus Young (TOR) and Gary Harris (ORL). Young is partially guaranteed in year 2 and Harris has no protection in the second year. Because it was an extension and for 2 years or less, there is no trade restriction for either player.
According to El Mundo Deportivo, 35-year-old point guard will sign a 1+1 contract with Real Madrid, where he played for six years, from 2010 until 2016. The return of Sergio Rodríguez is the first move Real Madrid has made for next season. The player had a renewal offer from AX Armani Exchange Milan, but, after six years away from Spain (one with the Philadelphia 76ers, two with CSKA Moscow and three with Armani), he has prioritized returning to Madrid with his family.
Mychelle Johnson (Miles Bridges’ wife): I hate that it has come to this but I can’t be silent anymore. I’ve allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible and traumatize our kids for life. I have nothing to prove to the world, but I won’t allow anyone who could do something so horrible to have no remorse and paint a picture of something I’m not. I won’t allow the people around him to continue to silence me and continue to lie to protect this person. It’s unethical, it’s immoral, it’s truly SICK. It hurts my heart because I’ve always had hope, and so much love and as scary as this is for me to do it’s time I stand up for myself. I won’t be silent to protect others anymore because I value myself and my kids more than anyones ‘image’.… a fracture nose, wrist, torn eardrum, torn muscles in my neck from being choked until i went to sleep and a severe concussion. I don’t need sympathy, I just don’t want this happening to anyone else, I just want this person to get help, my kids deserve better. That’s all i want. It hurts, everything hurts, this situation hurts, most importantly I’m scared and hurting for my kids who were witness to everything. Please respect my families privacy and stop with the disgusting rumors and allegations.
While the LAPD released no information about the incident that triggered the arrest, the Hornets responded with a statement on Thursday: “The Charlotte Hornets are aware of the situation involving Miles Bridges. We are in the process of gathering additional information. We will have no further comment at this time.”
July 1, 2022 | 5:36 am EDT Update
It’s no coincidence the two franchises Durant has eyed represent some kind of stability and competitive consistency, with the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat being atop his list. For all the influence Durant perhaps craved and was granted in Brooklyn, he’s a hooper first and second — with the game being the main thing with #HeatCulture and in the Suns’ building. Sources told Yahoo Sports wanting to play alongside Devin Booker is a main motivation, along with the possibility of being slated next to Miami’s resident hard-ass Jimmy Butler — two players whose attendance is rarely questioned.