Although Draymond Green was on the field when Klay Thompson returned to the field, the Golden State Warriors defensive captain did not make the game.
Due to a calf injury, Green was essentially a late scratch against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday after being immediately substituted for the rest of the game following a planned foul in the opening seconds.
Green’s injury absence will last until the start of the Warriors’ next four-game road swing. The three-time All-Star was ruled out against the Scorching Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday due to left calf tightness. Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr. are also listed as questionable.
Going through @anthonyVslater on Twitter:
Draymond Green is coming out tomorrow in Memphis. Left calf tension. Gary Payton II is questionable. Sprained left ankle. Otto Porter Jr. is also questionable. Pain in the left shoulder.
– Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 10, 2022
The Warriors will now have to find a way to slow Desmond Bane and Ja Morant without Green on defense. When Green was substituted on Sunday, Juan Toscano-Anderson was the first player to leave the bench for Steve Kerr.
Toscano-Anderson added two points on 1 of 3 shots from the floor with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 19 minutes. Andre Iguodala and Nemanja Bjelica will also be available in the Golden State frontcourt alongside Kevon Looney.
The Warriors meet the Grizzlies in Memphis on Tuesday at 5 p.m. PT.
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