During the TNT broadcast of the NBA All-Star Game, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said he was targeting a return in three to four weeks.
ICYMI: Draymond Green said on Sunday he hopes to be back on the pitch by mid-March. History: https://t.co/LqAEfJ91Q1
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Charles Barkley embarrassed Green by asking him when he was “coming out of retirement,” which prompted Green’s response. Green has been out since January 9 with a back injury.
He is seventh on the team averaging 7.9 points per game. As an all-rounder, Green leads Golden State in rebounds (7.6 RPG), assists (7.4 APG), steals (1.4 SPG), and blocks (1.2 BPG). The four-time All-Star was the 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and was selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team four times.
Golden State sits fourth in their opponents’ points totals at just 103.7 points per game and has the second-best point spread in the league at +6.9. The Warriors are in no danger of missing the playoffs, so don’t expect them to push Green back until they’re sure he’s healthy for a playoff run.
at FanDuel Sportsbookthe Warriors with the Phoenix Suns at +410 are the favorites to win the 2022 NBA championship.