The Golden State Warriors only played eight players during their overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. Eight players is the minimum that you’re allowed to dress for a game.
So you can imagine that the team would be happy to get some upgrades in the health department, so that they can get some fresh bodies back on the court.
And a positive update indeed came through on Tuesday. The team announced that three players who have been shelved will have their status upgraded for Wednesday’s game against the surging Utah Jazz.
Draymond Green not listed on the injury report tomorrow vs Jazz, Glenn Robinson upgraded to probable, Jacob Evans upgraded to questionable. All three have missed the last two games.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 21, 2020
Draymond Green is not listed on the injury report, so he should be good to go after missing two straight games. That shouldn’t be surprising, since he missed Saturday’s game due to a finger injury that was more than a little bit specious, and was able to play on Monday but opted not to due to some flu-like symptoms.
Glenn Robinson III has been upgraded to probable, which means the Warriors will likely get some much-needed wing depth back. Like Green, Robinson has missed two consecutive games, though his absences were due to an ankle sprain.
Finally, second-year wing Jacob Evans III has been upgraded to questionable, which is good to see. Evans has missed three games after suffering a broken nose and a concussion during the team’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks on January 14. He probably won’t play on Wednesday, but the fact that his status is already getting upgraded is definitely a good sign.
Even with reinforcements, Golden State will have their hands full with Utah. The Jazz have won 12 of their last 13 games, including a 30-point thrashing of a very good Indiana Pacers team on Monday.