Warriors' Draymond Green to return vs. Jazz
NBA.com Global on Nov 12, 2019 07:14 AM
FILE - OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 30: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Houston Rockets during Game Two of the Western Conference Semi-Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on April 30, 2019 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors will likely have stalwart forward Draymond Green back in the lineup Monday (Tueday, PHL time) for the first time in five games.
Green told reporters he is ready to return and expects to play a normal amount of minutes after sitting out since Nov. 1 (Nov. 2, PHL time) because of a torn ligament in his left index finger. Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports Green wore a wrap on his left finger during shootaround, but there's no word if he will wear something similar during tonight's game.
The Warriors host the Utah Jazz and are looking to snap a three-game losing streak.
The wrap Draymond Green wore on his left index finger for shootaround. He’s returning tonight. pic.twitter.com/NrzqcnJe9C— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 11, 2019
Draymond Green expects to play a normal amount of minutes tonight after missing a few games with a torn ligament in his left index finger.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) November 11, 2019
Draymond says he’s ready to play tonight vs. Jazz. Still has his finger taped but is feeling better.— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) November 11, 2019
Given Golden State's injuries to former All-Stars Stephen Curry (hand) and Klay Thompson (ruptured Achilles) this season, the return of Green should stabilize some of the Warriors' troubles. Although he is only averaging 9.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game this season, Green is a skilled defender and capable passer.