OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry felt good enough Saturday to step onto the court for a light workout, putting up a few shots after the Warriors concluded practice.
Draymond Green, not so much.
Though the Warriors have been downplaying the seriousness of Green’s aching right shoulder, which has kept him out of three of the last four games, coach Steve Kerr concedes the level of worry is rising by the day.
“At first, it didn’t seem like it would be more than a few days, and it’s obviously carried on further than that,” Kerr said. “So it’s a little bit concerning that he hasn’t made bigger strides.
“I still don’t think there’s a major reason for concern.”
Green has played only once since Dec. 4. After missing the Dec. 6 game at Charlotte, the Michigan native played, and quite well, on Dec. 8 at Detroit. He has not since taken the court. He was on the premises Saturday. An update on his status is expected Sunday, a team spokesman said.
Curry has missed the last four games with a sprained right ankle. He is scheduled for reevaluation sometime in the middle of next week. The Warriors would be thrilled if he’s able to return before the end of the month.
In other health-related news, starting center Zaza Pachulia participated in practice and but still is listed as questionable for the game against the Lakers on Monday in Los Angeles. His left shoulder has kept him out four of the last five games.
Reserve guard Nick Young also went though practice workout but has yet to pass the final test to be cleared from concussion protocol.
The Warriors are already dealing with Steph Curry's injury. And then they held their breath with two other players in nearly back-to-back plays in Game 3 Thursday night against the Spurs.
Kevin Durant and Shaun Livingston both left the game early after rolling their left ankle. Durant exited the game with 4:36 remaining and Livingston headed to the locker room at the 4:03 mark.
"I think they're going to be okay," Steve Kerr said to reporters after the win in San Antonio. "Shaun's was probably a little worse than Kevin's. Both sprained ankles. I think they'll be alright."
Going after a loose ball with Patty Mills playing tight defense, you can see Durant injure his ankle below:
The Warriors' star forward told the following to ESPN's Chris Haynes:
Durant led all scorers with 26 points. Livingston's 16 points were third on the Warriors Thursday and tied his season high.
Even though he has been working extensively with Warriors head trainer Chelsea Lane in recent days, Steph Curry isn't close to returning.
Curry hasn't reached the final stages of his rehab process, according to The Athletic, and an early May return is still the most realistic possibility. That means Curry will likely miss a few games of the next round, assuming the Warriors advance.
Curry suffered a Grade 2 sprain of his left MCL on Friday, March 23. The original timetable for Curry's return was set at 4-to-6 weeks. Tomorrow will be the four-week marker. Six weeks would be Friday, May 4.
If the Warriors finish off the Spurs in four or five games and the Pelicans take down the Blazers in similar fashion, the Western Conference Semifinals could begin as early as April 28. If either of the series get extended to six or seven games, the next round would start on May 1, according to the report.