Draymond Green will not play in Utah tonight. Second straight missed game with a sore right heel.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 22, 2019
At Friday’s shootaround, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Golden State is hopeful that Green will be back on the court on Monday, when the Warriors return home. Kerr did not sound particularly concerned about Green.
Here’s a Steve Kerr update on Draymond Green. Said the heel issue isn’t a major concern, expects him to be back for homestand starting Monday. pic.twitter.com/qE7GJBtgVO— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 22, 2019
“I think he’ll be okay to play Monday,” Kerr told reporters. “The expectation is he will be able to play. To have two days off the next two days is really important. Rather than chase our tail with this one, we’d rather just take tonight off; that will have given him five straight days by the time we play.”
You can expect the Warriors to be highly conservative with injury management when it comes to the team’s core players, including Green, who already missed five games earlier in the year due to a finger injury. At 3-13, the team’s focus is already somewhat on the 2020-21 season.
Green is averaging 8.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game in ten appearances this year.