It sort of feels like the Golden State Warriors were saved by the bell as the NBA All-Star break kicked in this past week. They've lost four of their last five and are definitely missing defensive anchor Draymond Green in the lineup.
Each of their past five opponents have scored 110 points in every contest, including their lone win against the Los Angeles Lakers that ended 117-115.
Draymond Green continues to nurse a back injury that's bother him for the past 20 games. The Warriors star spoke out on his progress on site at the All-Star festivities.
“I feel good. I just try to keep my posture right now and understand how important that is. But I feel really good. Making a lot of good progress. Just kind of building back.”
Warriors GM Bob Myers was vocal that both Draymond Green and James Wiseman are set to return with games left in their regular season. Myers, however, remained noncommittal on the exact date of their return. Green was the same when asked about a potential return date.
“No, I don't really have an exact date. Just kind of taking it week by week. Just going along as I progress. I really started to ramp my workouts up more and more. So I'll just continue to do that through this break and coming out of the break kind of see where that falls.”
Draymond Green's value to the Golden State Warriors cannot be overstated. While they clearly need him back in the lineup, the priority remains to get him healthy when it's time for the postseason.