Warriors News: Draymond Green Won't Return from Injury During Road Trip

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistDecember 3, 2018

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, and guard Stephen Curry gesture from the sideline during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters Monday he does not expect Draymond Green to return during the team's road trip.

"Draymond, it's just slow going," Kerr told reporters Sunday. "I think it's unlikely now that he will come back by the end of this trip. He's doing some straight-line movement and got some shots up today. He's feeling better, but it's just a really hard injury to heal."

Green has missed 11 of the Warriors' last 13 games due to a sprained toe and a one-game suspension.

The Warriors are 5-6 without Green over that stretch, most of which also featured an absent Stephen Curry. Golden State has slipped to fourth place in the Western Conference after starting the season 10-1.

Curry returned to the lineup Saturday, scoring 27 points in a 111-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons. Golden State is 4-7 on the road and has three more away games on this trip before returning home next Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

It's unclear what the Warriors' starting lineup will look like Monday in Atlanta because center Damian Jones suffered a torn pectoral that is expected to require surgery.

Green is averaging 6.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game.


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