Mark Medina of the Bay Area News Group reported earlier today that Green feels “he’s ready to go right now”, but Kerr is still reluctant to throw him back out there.
Kerr earlier projected that Green would return during the Warriors’ ensuing homestand either on Monday against Minnesota or Wednesday against Toronto. Kerr noted, though, that Green “has made huge strides over the last four or five days.” Green received treatment on his toe at the end of the Wednesday’s morning shootaround in Cleveland and resumed exercises before the game on a stationary bike. At the end of Friday’s morning shootaround, Green participated in drills with Warriors assistant coach Chris DeMarco.
The Warriors had yet to decide what they would do even 30 minutes before game time, according to Medina.
Draymond Green still has to warm up before Warriors decide his availability. Steve Kerr said Rick Celebrini will make the decision— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 8, 2018
Anybody who has watched the Warriors’ runs over the last few years is probably willing to err on the side of caution this early in the season. Either way, the Warriors have plenty to be excited about on the horizon.
As Hugo Kitano described earlier today, DeMarcus Cousins seems to be nearing his first action of the season. And Damian Jones underwent successful surgery that could see him return for the postseason run.
Let’s just hope everyone stays healthy tonight.