Wes Goldberg: Draymond Green will play tonight in Atlanta, per Steve Kerr.
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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.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said “the hope” is that Draymond Green will make his season debut on Friday in the home opener vs the Blazers.
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.”
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green had an MRI on his foot. It’s clear, Steve Kerr says. “Not a long term thing.” They think he’ll be available soon, perhaps at some point during four-game road trip to open season.
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.
Anthony Slater: No Draymond Green tonight in Phoenix. Sore knee.
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.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said he expects Green (ankle) to play Wednesday against the Bucks.
Logan Murdock: Draymond Green (heel) is out vs Utah tonight
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.”
Logan Murdock: Injury update: Eric Paschall (hip) and Draymond Green (left index finger) have been upgraded to “available” to play tonight vs Utah, per the league’s official injury report.
Eric Walden: Draymond Green is probable to play tonight vs. the Jazz.
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: Steve Kerr says a re-evaluation is coming soon on Draymond Green (torn ligament in left index finger). Hope is he returns in near future. pic.twitter.com/RTNV1yHXXE
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said Draymond Green will miss the next few games, at least. Torn ligament in his left index finger. Not a long term absence, though.
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.
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.”
Mark Medina: Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston both good to go with playing tonight vs Hornets
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
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said Draymond Green’s ankle is fine
Marcus Thompson: Draymond Green did a lot of extra work after practice. Didn’t look hindered at all
Logan Murdock: Draymond Green: “It’s a good time for us to make a run.”
Mark Medina: It’s official: Draymond Green will play tomorrow vs Minnesota
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.
“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.
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green and Alfonzo McKinnie remain out tonight vs Magic.
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.
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Blake Murphy: Freddie Gillespie will sign a second 10-day contract with the Raptors tomorrow, per a source. No surprise. He played a lot by 10-day standards, impressed, and had Nick Nurse publicly vouch. Would think a partial guarantee through 2021-22 comes Apr 28, barring the unforeseen.
“I wouldn’t say (my passion has been) taken away, that’s probably a little bit too strong,” VanVleet said on Saturday. “But there’s certainly ups and downs to this thing more than I’ve ever experienced in my life. To be honest, this is probably the most unpure year of basketball I’ve ever been a part of, just from the whole league and rushing the season back. “It’s pretty much all about business this year on every level and it’s hard to hide it, you know what I’m saying? The NBA is a great balance of like the pure love and joy of one of the best sports in the world mixed with a billion-dollar industry, and I think this year the industry side has taken precedence over some of the love and the joy.”
“I can sit up here and complain about the NBA all I want to, but I’m a part of it, you know what I’m saying?” VanVleet said. “I’m directly profiting off of it. We did vote on what season we wanted. “But I can point out that this is what it is, and (these are the) the pros and cons that come with that. It’s very conflicting but not so much (because) of my craft, because I just go out there and that’s the way I play and that’s the way I approach every day. I’m (going to) take whatever consequences come with that because this is what I signed up for. But there’s certainly a lot of information that plays a role in all of these things that we’re seeing with our eyes. It’s not as simple as it looks all the time.”
After Celtics star Jayson Tatum scored 44 points to lead his team to a 119-114 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, overcoming a spectacular 47-point performance from Stephen Curry in the process, Tatum said it was a thrill for him to go toe-to-toe with the future Hall of Famer and come out on top. “Just mutual respect,” Tatum said, when asked about the conversation the two had on the court inside TD Garden afterward. “Obviously two big performances. I was glad that we got the win, but obviously he’s one of the all-time greats. “Just to earn his respect and get a win on the same night … it was a good night.”
Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry scored 47 points on Saturday night, becoming the first player since Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant to score at least 30 or more points in 10 straight games at age 33 or older. Curry, in his 12th NBA season, acknowledged that this is one of the best stretches he’s ever been on during his storied career.
“Statistically, it is for sure,” Curry said after the 119-114 loss to the Boston Celtics. “This season’s required something a little bit different. I’m trying to meet that moment. It’s a fun brand of basketball, just trying to put wins together with it. And I have supreme confidence; I’ve been blessed with a very special skillset that I’m trying to continue to master and hone and get better at. And that’s showing, the work is showing, so I’m trying to obviously sustain that for this season because it’s required for us to get to where we want to go.”