Having missed two straight games due to a right knee contusion, Warriors forward/center Draymond Green underwent an MRI to determine whether there was any damage in the knee. Fortunately, that MRI came back clean, head coach Steve Kerr said on Monday (Twitter link via Kendra Andrews of ESPN).
Green practiced on Monday and was initially listed as questionable for Golden State’s contest against Portland on Tuesday, but was later upgraded to probable, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic (Twitter link).
While it sounds like the Warriors should have Green back in action later today, forward Andrew Wiggins remains out for personal reasons — he hasn’t played since February 13.
Here’s more on the Warriors:
- With Stephen Curry on the shelf, Jordan Poole has relied more heavily on isolations and is performing below his usual standards as of late, writes Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area. Kerr, who was seen at Monday’s practice having a one-on-one sitdown with the fourth-year guard, told reporters that he wants Poole to focus on “trying a little less hard to make the great play.” The 23-year-old is shooting just 28.3% from the floor (21.7% on threes) since the All-Star break. “He wants so badly to help that he’s trying too hard and taking some shots that are a little difficult,” Kerr said.
- Warriors rookie Patrick Baldwin only appeared in 16 NBA games prior to the All-Star Game, but has played at least 10 minutes in the team’s three games since the break, scoring 25 points in 39 minutes and making 7-of-13 threes during that stretch. While Baldwin’s recent success bodes well for his long-term outlook, it may also pay dividends for this season’s version of the Warriors, according to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, who notes that the team is always on the lookout for frontcourt players who can spread the floor while playing alongside Green or Kevon Looney.
- Anthony Lamb and Ty Jerome are both nearing the 50-game limit for players on two-way contracts, notes Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area. Lamb can be active for up to four more games, while Jerome has eight active games remaining. The Warriors could circumvent those restrictions and make both players postseason-eligible by promoting them to the 15-man roster, but the club currently only has one opening available on its 15-man squad and may soon have to make some difficult decisions.
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6 thoughts on “Warriors Notes: D. Green, Poole, Baldwin, Lamb, Jerome”
Draymond’s MRI came back clean, but what about his blood sample?
What’s going on with Wiggins?? Why so secretive about the personal issues? What is it? He missed so many games already this season due to injuries, Covid, and now personal issues. I dont want to be cold hearted but would he miss this many games without the 4 year extension????? Whatever it is, please please take care of your matter asap. Team needs you desperately.
It’s none of your business.
My another issue is Iggy. What the heck is going on???? Is he going to play or what?!! Time is running out on the season and he needs to start playing if he is going to make any difference in the postseason. You need time to develop timing and chemistry. IF he isnt going to be able to play, it is a BIG screwup. Yes, we all adore Iggy and understand his value on amd off the court. But Warriors had 5 first and 2nd yr players, and Warriors needed a vet who can play and not just talk on the bench. Warriors have enough veterans who can provide wisdom on the bench. This is turning into a big miscalculation by the FO who wrongly counted in contribution from the youngsters. Get healthy asap and PLAY!!!
Iggy should have retired last year. He has become a set back for the team.