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Draymond Green is out for tonight’s game

The Defensive Player of the Year will miss his second straight game.

Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Draymond Green will not play tonight when the Golden State Warriors visit the Utah Jazz. The three-time All-Star will miss his second consecutive game due to a sore right heel.

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.

“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.