OAKLAND–The Golden State Warriors will be without three of their All-Stars for the team’s preseason finale against the Sacramento Kings Friday night.
The team said Durant will miss the Kings game with a virus, and both Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala will be absent because of strained backs. All three practiced Thursday, so we don’t expect any of the regulars to miss the regular season opener when the Warriors host the Houston Rockets Tuesday, October 17th.
This is most likely an excuse for Steve Kerr to give extended minutes to the new additions to the roster, including Omri Casspi, Jordan Bell, and Nick Young. It’s still uncertain how Kerr will divvy up bench minutes during the regular season, and Friday’s final preseason contest is a perfect time help figure that out.
After Friday’s shoot around Draymond Green walked by members of the media. When he was asked how he was feeling, he didn’t look too concerned, simply stating, “I’m alright.”