The Golden State Warriors season didn’t kick off the way they intended.
Golden State dropped their opener against the Houston Rockets 122-121 and now Warriors’ forward Draymond Green was diagnosed with a left knee strain and missed the final quarter.
Green told ESPN’s The Undefeated that his knee was “very sore” and that he would get it looked at on Wednesday.
“I’ll be good. I’m fine,” Green said.
“He was the guy who was bringing the energy and the life,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said. (h/t ESPN)
“We didn’t have much energy from most of our group tonight. When you are lacking conditioning, like we are right now, you have to have high-energy guys out there. As soon as he went out of the game, things went south for us. We just couldn’t get any traction.”
Warriors’ Andre Iguodala Says Kevin Durant Is Most Talented Scorer of All-Time
Get ready for the next great debate.
“People don’t appreciate him enough. He’s the most talented scorer of all-time” Iguodala said. “Hands down. He’s a walking 30 points. He’ll get 30 on 12 shots. That’s very, very hard to do. Very efficient. Most guys need to feel the ball in their hands a lot to get a rhythm. He doesn’t.
While it would be hard to argue that Durant doesn’t belong in the conversation for all-time greatest, it’s hard to put him over LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain, or Michael Jordan.
Kevin Durant Could Consider Return to Thunder Next Summer
Could Kevin Durant find his way back to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2019 offseason? According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Mannix, Durant could potential consider the Thunder during free agency next summer
“The relationship between Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City was never really torched,” Mannix said, during an appearance on Jeff Goodman’s The Good N’ Plenty podcast. “Oklahoma City always said the right things about him, and they always did right by him publicly. And the relationship between Durant and Russell Westbrook, while not being great by any stretch, is probably as good as it’s been since he left Oklahoma City. So all those things are gonna factor in and make me think Oklahoma City will at least be on his list of possibilities [in free agency] next summer.”
Naturally, this all depends on the current Golden State Warriors superstar opting to leave the championship winning ways of the Dubs to venture to a new team next year.
Warriors Sign Danuel House
House averaged 6.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game last season, over 23 games with the Phoenix Suns.
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