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Warriors scratch Draymond Green after listing him in starting lineup

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Draymond Green was supposed to start on Wednesday night. He did not. Just before tip-off, after Green was listed in the Warriors’ official starting lineup, the team announced he would sit with right ankle soreness.

Roughly a half hour before tip, the team released this lineup:

And just moments before tip-off, Green was announced out, with Mychal Mulder starting in place of him.

This comes after Green had a scary injury moment against the Brooklyn Nets, but later returned. Green said that it was a knee injury that occasionally flares up from time to time and he’s managed it. This is discernibly a different injury, and it has resulted in the fifth absence of the year for Green after missing the first four of the year.

Green’s absence is a brutal loss for the Warriors, given the fact that they were already deprived of centers. Kevon Looney and James Wiseman are both out with injuries, which has left Juan Toscano-Anderson as the team’s only real quasi-center option. Green has thrived in a point forward role as of late, leading the NBA over the last few weeks with 12.3 assists per game over his last seven games.

 

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