Draymond Green won't play during the Warriors' "next few games" after tearing a ligament in his left index finger, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters Saturday.
Steve Kerr says Draymond Green has a torn ligament in his left index finger and he will be out “the next few games.”— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) November 2, 2019
Green played 34 minutes in the Warriors' 127-110 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at Chase Center on Friday, but he told reporters that he couldn't grip the ball after injuring his left index finger. The 29-year-old injured himself hours after Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Green will be on a minutes restriction for the remainder of the season.
In their last seven regular-season and playoff games, the Warriors have lost Kevin Durant (ruptured Achilles in Game 5 of NBA Finals), Klay Thompson (torn ACL in Game 6), Stephen Curry (broken left hand Wednesday vs. Phoenix), D'Angelo Russell (sprained right ankle Friday vs. San Antonio) and Green to various injuries. While Russell and Green's ailments are the least serious of the five, Golden State will trot out an utterly unfamiliar lineup in his absence Saturday, as The Athletic's Tim Kawakami noted on Twitter.
The Warriors played 15 guys in the postseason last spring and summer
0 of those players will play for them tonight— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) November 2, 2019
Russell's best game as a Warrior came Friday, as the 23-year-old scored a season-high 30 points -- albeit on 9-of-24 shooting -- in Golden State's loss to San Antonio.
If Russell does return before Green, his long leash could get even longer with each of the Warriors' big three out of the lineup.