Report: Draymond Green probable, Zaza Pachulia, Patrick McCaw out vs. Pistons
The Golden State Warriors have listed Draymond Green as probable tonight against his hometown Detroit Pistons, ruling out center Zaza Pachulia with a sore left shoulder and forward Patrick McCaw with a concussion, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Head coach Steve Kerr noted he’d be “shocked” if his starting power forward isn’t playing tonight.
Pachulia exited Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets in the first quarter after re-injuring his left shoulder, sitting out the rest of the game, while McCaw, who was first diagnosed with only a nose contusion stemming from a follow through hit in the face from a DeMarcus Cousins block on Monday night, is now going through the league’s concussion protocol.
Kerr was noncommittal to a starting lineup, as he has been since Stephen Curry was ruled out for the next two weeks with a sprained right ankle, but noted he’ll tinker with different combinations and get experimental through this two-week absence.
While JaVale McGee got the start in place of Pachulia for his last absence, Kerr joked reporters should just listen to local radio station KNBR today to hear his assistant Mike Brown tell the station about the player who will get the nod tonight, according to Connor LeTourneau of The San Francisco Chronicle.
Brown had told the station on Wednesday that Kerr planned to start G League standout Quinn Cook against the Hornets, accidentally beating the helmsman to the announcement for a few hours.