Report: Warriors forward Draymond Green (shoulder soreness) ruled out vs. Hornets
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been ruled out against the Charlotte Hornets tonight, dealing with shoulder soreness, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. Green is the second starter to be sidelined with an injury after Stephen Curry was ruled out for the next two weeks with a right ankle sprain.
This could present a prime opportunity for rookie Jordan Bell, who filled in during Green’s last absence against the Chicago Bulls earlier last month. Bell has played splendidly through this young season, showing plenty of upside in his game, shooting a blistering 75 percent on the season.
Second-year guard/forward Patrick McCaw has been diagnosed with a concussion, after getting hit in the face while airborne in Monday’s tilt against the New Orleans Pelicans, receiving a forearm to the face as a DeMarcus Cousins block went across his body. The UNLV product was first ruled out with a nose contusion, but he’s dealing with concussion symptoms and will be asked to go through the league’s concussion protocol before he can resume play.
The Warriors will have to be sharp tonight without two of their engines on offense, taking away the team’s two best primary playmakers in Green and Curry. Before Green’s status was revealed, the Warriors were a 5.5-point favorite over the Hornets on the road.