Looking to put their season-opening loss behind them, Steve Kerr announced that keystone players Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala will play tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Draymond played only 27 minutes in Golden State’s 122-121 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday before leaving the game in the third quarter with a strained knee. After a short-lived scare, the MRI on Draymond’s knee came back negative yesterday and he went on to put in a full practice.
“Well, it’s a big deal,” Kerr said. “Draymond is the defensive player of the year. He’s our best bet against Anthony [Davis]. We can also put Kevin on Anthony a little bit, but Draymond obviously provides us with everything, so we’re going to need him.”
Draymond Green has left the game with a knee strain. He will not return. pic.twitter.com/ZPXem2x95b
— KNBR (@KNBR) October 18, 2017
For Iguodala, he suffered a back strain during the Warriors’ final preseason game against the Sacramento Kings. Consequently, Iguodala was sidelined for the season-opener and expects to make his 2017 debut tonight in New Orleans.