Fans of the Golden State Warriors have been waiting with bated breath for the team to get healthy. While there have been a lot of little injuries to players like Shaun Livingston and Zaza Pachulia, it’s been the absence of two stars that has been really noteworthy: Steph Curry, and Draymond Green.
Thankfully there’s some good news on that front: Green is back, and will play tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Warriors make it official: Draymond Green will play. Andre Iguodala upgraded to probable. Shaun Livingston and Zaza Pachulia questionable.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 22, 2017
This is especially good news because the team seemed a little confused about Green’s injury. No one seemed to know exactly what was going on, or what the timeline was, and coach Steve Kerr even admitted that it was “a little bit concerning” that the injury was lingering.
Green had missed five of the last six games, but did play on December 8 against the Detroit Pistons, after having already tweaked the shoulder. After sitting out four games since, Green now admits that stepping on the court against the Pistons was a poor choice.
Draymond Green says in retrospect, he "probably shouldn't" have played the Detroit game. Says his range of motion became worse.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 22, 2017
...which leads to interesting conversation about combing his hair pic.twitter.com/QjQFaWu1el
We’ll get to see tonight if Green is rusty on the court. But one thing is for sure: he’s not rusty with a camera in his face.
How much did Draymond Green miss these media obligations? pic.twitter.com/Q3VsQsYpy9— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 22, 2017
Welcome back, Draymond. You were missed.