Draymond Green, Klay Thompson named All-Star reserves

Draymond Green, Klay Thompson named All-Star reserves

The Warriors, for the second time in franchise history, will be sending four players to the NBA All-Star Game.

Forward Draymond Green and guard Klay Thompson were added Thursday as Western Conference All-Star reserves and will be joining teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, both of whom were voted in as starters for the game scheduled for Feb. 19 in New Orleans.

Coach Steve Kerr and his staff also will be in charge of the Western Conference team for the second time in three seasons.

Green is making his second appearance in the game, while Thompson will be going for the third consecutive year.

Green leads the Warriors in rebounding, assists and steals. He is averaging 10.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.93 steals and 1.41 blocked shots.

Thompson ranks third on the team in scoring, at 21.1 points per game. He 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

The Warriors also sent four players to the All-Star Game in 1968, when guard Jim King, forward Rudy LaRusso, forward Clyde Lee and center Nate Thurmond were named to the squad coached by Warriors coach Bill Sharman.

Five other players were named as Western Conference reserves: center DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers, Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies, forward Gordon Hayward of the Jazz, center DeMarcus Cousins of the Kings, guard Russell Westbrook of the Thunder.

Source: Warriors, Curry aiming for Friday return


Source: Warriors, Curry aiming for Friday return

The Warriors have been without Stephen Curry for six full games and all but the first two minutes of a seventh. The last three were less out of medical necessity than an abundance of caution.

Curry could, however, return as soon as Friday when the Atlanta Hawks visit Oracle Arena, multiple sources disclosed to NBC Sports Bay Area on Monday night. ESPN, citing league sources, was first to report the team’s plan.

The two-time MVP’s right ankle is scheduled to be reevaluated Tuesday, after which time a firm return date is expected.

Curry was physically able to play -- and actually pushed to return -- last weekend, according to league sources. But the Warriors, looking ahead to the playoffs and seeing diminished value in the remaining regular-season games, opted to continue rehabilitation in hopes of maximizing support for the area around his ankle.

The Warriors have described Curry’s injury not as a sprain but a “tweak,” implying less severity.

Though the Warriors won the game in which Curry was hurt, 110-107 over the Spurs on March 8, they have since lost four of six, including 89-75 on Monday in San Antonio.

The Warriors arrived early Tuesday morning and won’t practice Tuesday afternoon and are contemplating skipping an official practice on Wednesday.

The Warriors, averaging a league-leading 115.5 points per game this season, saw that figure drop to 103.3 during Curry’s six-game absence.

Draymond Green knocked out of game vs Spurs with pelvic contusion


Draymond Green knocked out of game vs Spurs with pelvic contusion

Already down three All-Stars, the Warriors lost their fourth midway through the first half on Monday night.

With just over nine minutes remaining in the second quarter against the Spurs, Draymond Green took a knee from a driving Danny Green.

Draymond was in immediate pain and left the court for the locker room.

Just before the end of the first half, NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke reported that Green was ruled out for the rest of the game with a "midsection issue."

Early in the second half, the Warriors diagnosed that Green suffered a pelvic contusion and that x-rays were negative.

The Warriors are currently playing without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. All three are dealing with injuries that will keep them out several games.