Green's minutes will likely be restricted for the "first few games", Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Coach Steve Kerr mention after practice Sunday that he will likely have a minutes restriction on Green (knee) for the first few games of the season. It's not clear, however, how severe the restriction will be. Forwards Kevon Looney, Andre Iguodala and Jordan Bell may see more minutes as a result.
Green (knee) returned to the lineup in the Warriors' 119-105 preseason loss to the Lakers on Friday and posted one point (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and five assists across 21 minutes. Although he wasn't exactly productive on the offensive end, the most important aspect of Green's return to the floor was that he was able to log 21 minutes. The veteran forward hadn't played since Sept. 29 against the Timberwolves while battling knee soreness, but his performance Friday seems to indicate he's ready to open the regular season next Tuesday against the Thunder in his customary role on the starting five.
Green (knee) will start Friday's preseason finale against the Lakers. Green went through practice earlier in the week without issue, and after nursing some knee soreness, he'll be good to go for the final exhibition of the preseason. The Warriors may monitor his minutes as a precaution to make sure he's at full strength for Tuesday's opener against Oklahoma City.
Green (knee) managed to participate in Thursday's practice and is expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Lakers, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. As expected, Green took the court for practice Thursday with the hope of playing in Golden State's preseason finale. Coach Steve Kerr stated that when Green returns to action, he'll be on a minutes restriction, per Letourneau.
Green (knee), according to coach Steve Kerr, will be ready for Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Thunder, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Green has been battling a knee injury for about a week, which seemed to be putting his availability for opening night into question. He won't play during Wednesday's preseason contest against the Lakers, but will practice Thursday with the intention of playing in the Warriors' final preseason game Friday, also against the Lakers.
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