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Draymond Green’s injury designation changes, Warriors PF out indefinitely

The Warriors PF did not make the trip to Memphis with the team.

Golden State Warriors v Dallas Mavericks
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors shoots a three point basket during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on January 5, 2022 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
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The Golden State Warriors welcomed Klay Thompson back Sunday but now have a new injury issue with Draymond Green dealing with a calf injury. Green reportedly suffered the injury Sunday in pregame warmups and took the court with the starters to honor Thompson before immediately taking a foul and checking out.

Draymond Green injury updates

Jan. 18 update: Green’s official injury designation has changed, and it can’t be a great sign for the Warriors. It feels like Golden State’s defensive star is out indefinitely, because this designation suggests a herniated disc and nerve issue. That’s much different from a calf strain.

Jan. 12 update - Green is officially out for the team’s games against the Bucks and Bulls, but there’s a slight chance he could join the Warriors in Minnesota. Steve Kerr says he’s doubtful for this trip with the calf injury.

Jan. 11 update - It looks like Green could miss the rest of Golden State’s road trip with his calf injury. Here’s head coach Steve Kerr on the power forward’s injury.

Green has now been ruled out Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies, and did not make the trip with the team. He’s officially listed as “day to day” but this could be a lingering issue for the power forward.

Fantasy basketball impact

From a fantasy standpoint, look for Jonathan Kuminga and Kevon Looney to absorb Green’s minutes. Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica are also going to see additional minutes with Green sidelined. Golden State’s defense will drop off a bit, so Grizzlies players will also get a boost.

Betting impact

The Warriors are likely still going to be favored as long as Stephen Curry is on the floor, although the line will shift significantly towards Memphis with Green out.