The Golden State Warriors don’t get too many opportunities to practice and scrimmage. But they finally got their chance with no games between Saturday’s 141-128 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies and Wednesday’s tilt against the Dallas Mavericks.
Unfortunately it came at a cost, as Draymond Green mildly sprained his ankle while scrimmaging.
Steve Kerr on Draymond Green's left ankle: "He tweaked it. We scrimmaged a little bit today and he just came down on somebody's foot. It didn't look bad but we'll just list him as questionable."— Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) January 2, 2018
Draymond Green is getting treatment on a sprained left ankle right now. He’s questionable for tomorrow.— Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) January 2, 2018
From these quotes, it certainly doesn’t seem like Kerr is particularly worried, which is a good thing. Still, it’s looking quite possible that we’ll have to see a Warriors team without Green at least one more time this season.
Unfortunately, Green wasn’t the only player to make the injury report. Andre Iguodala is once again dealing with back stiffness, while Omri Casspi has a bruised rib. To top it all off, Zaza Pachulia is sick.
Injury report for tomorrow's game at Dallas: Omri Casspi (bruised rib) is probable; Draymond Green (sprained left ankle), Andre Iguodala (lower back stiffness) & Zaza Pachulia (illness) are questionable.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) January 2, 2018
The NBA changed the injury report rules this year to make teams more transparent, so we’re seeing more minor issues get publicity. Hopefully all of these issues and injuries are exactly that: minor.