Report: Bad News for Draymond Green as NBA season approaches

Published September 30, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Draymond Green's Ankle Sprain Shakes Up Warriors' Preseason

In a recent development, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green suffered an ankle sprain during a casual pickup game this week, according to ESPN's Kendra Andrews. This news has sent ripples of concern through the Warriors' fan base and the NBA community, coming just days before the onset of training camps across the league.

The exact severity of Green's injury remains shrouded in uncertainty, leaving his availability for the Warriors' first regular-season clash against the Phoenix Suns on October 24th hanging in the balance.

A Familiar Scenario for Draymond Green

This isn't the first time Green's status for the start of a season has been in question. Last year, he took a leave of absence during training camp following an incident where he punched former teammate Jordan Poole during practice. However, Green did eventually make his return and took the court for the opening game.

Draymond Green's Significant Offseason Contract

Notably, Draymond Green secured a lucrative four-year, $100-million contract in the offseason after a remarkable 2022-23 season where he averaged 8.5 points per game, marking his highest scoring average in five years.

The potential absence of Green would pave the way for reserve forward Jonathan Kuminga to assume a more prominent role. The 2021 No. 7 pick has displayed glimpses of his rising stardom but has averaged just 18.8 minutes per game over two NBA seasons.
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Report: Bad News for Draymond Green as NBA season approaches

Is this injury a major or minor concern?

Very Major2348.9 %
Minor, he'll be alright2451.1 %
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