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Chauncey Billups: 'That's our son' -- Draymond is on a group chat with four former Pistons

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Chauncey Billups: 'That's our son' -- Draymond is on a group chat with four former Pistons

Prior to this season, the Pistons played their home games in Auburn Hill, Michigan.

Draymond Green grew up about an hour away in Saginaw, Michigan.

On a recent episode of the "I Am Rapaport" podcast, Chauncey Billups and Michael Rapaport had the following exchange:

Rapaport: "Draymond Green is a churchmouse compared to Rasheed (Wallace)."

Billups: "First of all -- where do you think Draymond got it from? He was pretty much our ball boy."

Rapaport: "Was he around?"

Billups: "All the time. So him and Jordan Dumars -- who was Joe's son -- best friends. They were around the team every day, all day. We raised Draymond. That's my son. We raised him.

We're on a group chat all the time -- Draymond, myself, Ben (Wallace), Rip (Richard Hamilton), Sheed -- we on a group chat arguing whose teams are better ... that's our son!"

Did you know all of this? I did not know all of this.

Very cool.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Steph Curry was a full participant in Warriors practice on Thursday

Steph Curry was a full participant in Warriors practice on Thursday

Steph Curry is close to returning to game action.

The two-time MVP was a full participant in practice on Thursday, Steve Kerr told reporters.

According to the head coach, Curry is questionable for Game 1 vs the Pelicans.

"Steph practiced 100 percent," Kerr said. "He did everything. Looked good. I would say he's questionable for Game 1. What we have to do is see how his body responds the rest of the day, put him through another practice tomorrow.

"I think he needs to string together a few good days, but yeah, it was very positive today."

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Was today's practice full contact?

"It was contact," Kerr answered. "We didn't really scrimmage, but we had some contact, we had a little bit of up-and-down. I think today was an important day because it was the first time he's actually gone live-action ... he appears fine." 

On Wednesday, Warriors GM Bob Myers said that it's "conceivable" for Curry to play on Saturday night.

A day later, it seems even more conceivable that Curry will play for the first time since he sustained a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee on March 23 vs the Hawks.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Bob Myers: 'It's conceivable' that Steph Curry plays in Game 1 vs Pelicans

Bob Myers: 'It's conceivable' that Steph Curry plays in Game 1 vs Pelicans

Bob Myers is on the mend.

The Warriors' general manager underwent hip surgery on Tuesday.

But you aren't reading this because you are looking for an update on Myers' health.

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You want to know if it's possible for Steph Curry to be in uniform on Saturday night against New Orleans.

"It's conceivable," Myers said on 95.7 The Game on Wednesday. "He's gonna try and practice ... if he can get in tomorrow's practice and Friday and doesn't have any setbacks and feels physically ready, then there's a chance he can go.

"But if there's any notion of him having any issues in any area, he wouldn't go on Saturday. But the good news is, if he's practicing -- which is the plan -- that means you're pretty close...

"So... conceivable -- I don't want to put a percentage on it because I don't know -- but I'm not saying inconceivable ... we'll know more pretty soon here."

Curry sustained a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee on Friday, March 23.

Game 1 vs New Orleans will be played five weeks and one day from the original injury.

The Warriors practice on Thursday at 12pm PT, so be sure to check back for an update on Curry when Steve Kerr speaks to the media...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller