The Golden State Warriors’ starting lineup for the upcoming season could potentially boast four stone-cold Hall of Fame locks. The downside, however, is that all four are at least 33 years old with notable injury history. As such, the team and its fans would be well served to prepare themselves for bumps and bruises that sporadically keep their stars out of action throughout the season.
It didn’t take long for an injury to surface, as Draymond Green recently suffered an ankle sprain, first reported by Jason Dumas of KRON4 and later confirmed by C.J. Holmes of The San Francisco Chronicle and Kendra Andrews of ESPN, who added that the injury took place in a pickup game at Chase Center earlier this week.
Dumas speculated that the injury could keep Green sidelined for three-to-six weeks, while more details should be forthcoming from Warriors media day on Monday.
After recovering from a serious back injury suffered during the 2021-22 campaign, Green played 73 games last season, earning a second team All-Defensive selection and leading the team in assists, while logging his highest scoring average since 2017-18.
There were rumors that Green might seek a change of scenery during this summer’s unrestricted free agency, but instead he agreed to a four-year, $100 million deal to stay in Golden State.
“We’re really excited to have Draymond back,” Kerr said in early July. “He’s been such a huge part of this decade run and, as he showed this past year, he still has plenty left in the tank. … Given that he plays so well with Steph [Curry] and Klay [Thompson], it was really a no-brainer to try to bring him back.”
An injury before the official start of training camp isn’t ideal for the Warriors as they begin to acclimate offseason acquisition Chris Paul into the mix, but the organization is…
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Author : Colin Ward-Henninger
Publish date : 2023-09-30 20:52:33
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