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Connor Letourneau: Green (shoulder) and Livingston (knee) are out tomorrow vs. Lakers. Pachulia (shoulder) is doubtful.
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).
Connor Letourneau: Zaza Pachulia said he “most likely” will miss Friday’s game in Detroit after re-aggravating his shoulder soreness tonight.
Anthony Slater: Zaza Pachulia’s shoulder is hurting him. Trainers checking on him during the timeout.
Connor Letourneau: Per @WarriorsPR: Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) is unlikely to return to tonight’s game. That’s three starters down for the Warriors.
Connor Letourneau: Per @WarriorsPR: Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is doubtful for tomorrow’s game in Charlotte. Patrick McCaw (nose contusion) and Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) are questionable.
Monte Poole: Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) officially out for #Warriors vs. #Pelicans.
The Golden State Warriors big man had his first full practice yesterday, he is completely healed and despite missing the recent “Acropolis tournament” in Athens, he will be available for the Georgian national team for the start of the official games in the Eurobasket tournament.
You are hopeful that you will be able to play in the EuroBasket? Zaza Pachulia: “Absolutely. That’s the plan, that’s my goal. But health is very important obviously. Especially when you talk about ankle. The doctors are paying much attention to it. The Golden State Warriors doctors are also following the situation of course. Obviously, we’re not going to hurt myself. You have to be very smart basically to see where you are and see how much you can do.
What have you heard back from the Warriors? Zaza Pachulia: “I’ve been in touch with the Warriors daily and giving them updates.What kind of rehabs we are doing and how my ankle feels before the practice, after the practice. All the time. I’ve been giving them all informations regarding my rehabilitation, they know everything of course. down to the last detail.”
Georgia captain Zaza Pachulia hopes that he won’t be included in the above list and that he’ll shine via his participation in the tournament and not his absence. The 2017 NBA champion sustained an ankle injury during a prep game vs Czech Republic in Tbilisi and hasn’t played ever since. Pachulia revealed the exact status of his injury and rehabilitation process to Eurohoops, expressing his optimism that he will be able to check in at full strength for the EuroBasket, that is kicks off in less than a week from now.
If you could estimate your possibilities of participating in the EuroBasket what percentage would you give? Zaza Pachulia: “Cant’ say for sure honestly. This injury is based on day-to-day reactions. This morning I had the best workout since I got injured. I did the most things. It depends how I’m going to react each day. If it continues to keep progressing well and not make a step back, most likely I’ll play. But…. if I feel some pain after one of the work-outs and I feel worse, then obviously we’ll shut it down. I’m living the situation every day and every moment seeing how we go.”
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Georgia plans on activating Zaza Pachulia for EuroBasket as the GSW’s center remains cautious while he rehabs his ankle.
Harris Stavrou: Zaza Pachulia is probably OUT of Eurobasket 2017, according to Georgian NT’s head coach Ilias Zouros. Another huge blow for the tournament.
Ben Golliver: Mike Brown on health of Iguodala & Pachulia: “They’re good to go. They’ve had a week or two weeks off, or a month off, whatever it’s been.”
But for now, Pachulia is expected to play his typical 15-20ish minute per night role and he has been fully cleared, health-wise, to do so. “It’s good that we have one week off,” Pachulia said. “That way I can prepare myself mentally and physically for this team.”
Zaza Pachulia, the only injured Warrior rotation player late in the Spurs series, has participated in all parts of all three practices, without restriction on that sore right heel. He is on track to start Game 1 of The Finals on Thursday. “We’ve done running, had scrimmages and he’s done everything,” Mike Brown said.
Monte Poole: C Zaza Pachulia (heel contusion) went thru full #Warriors practice today, per Mike Brown.
Anthony Slater: Zaza Pachulia remains out for Game 4. JaVale McGee will likely start again. “Decent chance,” Mike Brown said. “But not 100%”
Anthony Slater: Mike Brown said the Warriors will “probably start JaVale (McGee)” for the injured Zaza Pachulia tonight.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors say Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) probable and Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) is out for Game 3 against Spurs.
Marc J. Spears: The Warriors say Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) & Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) are questionable for Game 3 at Spurs.
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala went through full practice in San Antonio, Zaza Pachulia didn’t do much. Both questionable for Game 3, Iguodala more likely.
Chris Haynes: MRI results from Golden State center Zaza Pachulia came back clean, league sources tell ESPN. Confirmed a right heel contusion. Day-to-day.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors say center Zaza Pachulia (right heel) will not return tonight against San Antonio.
Anthony Slater: Warriors officially announce no Pachulia/West in Memphis on Friday night. JaVale McGee probable with ‘glut contusion’ after hard fall.
Anthony Slater: Zaza Pachulia: right rotator cuff strain, out at least a week.
Ethan Strauss: Zaza is getting an MRI today for his right shoulder, questionable for tomorrow
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, J.J. Barea (left calf strain) has been upgraded to questionable tonight in Denver. Dirk Nowitzki & Andrew Bogut are out.
Shams Charania: Warriors center Zaza Pachulia’s MRI on right wrist showed deep bruise, no fracture, sources tell The Vertical. No definitive return time.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: After missing last three games with wrist injury, Golden State Warriors big Zaza Pachulia partaking in shootaround. Good sign.
Anthony Slater: Zaza Pachulia is out with that wrist injury tonight, per Warriors. Kevon Looney is available. No word yet on who will start at center.
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