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.”
Jonas Jerebko Heading to Europe
Former Golden State Warriors’ forward Jonas Jerebko is continuing his playing career in Europe this upcoming season.
According to Lithuanian basketball journalist Donatas Urbonos, Jerebko is close to sign with Khimki Moscow Region.
Jerebko averaged 6.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists last season with the Warriors, highlighted by some strong play during the playoffs.
James McAdoo to Play in Turkey
Former Golden State Warriors forward James McAdoo is heading to Turkey to continue his playing career.
According to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, McAdoo has signed with Turkish team Besiktas.
McAdoo entered the NBA has an undrafted talent back in 2014, spending his first three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, winning titles with the Dubs in 2015 and 2017.
Warriors, Klay Thompson Agrees to 5-Year, $190M Contract
The Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms with Klay Thompson on a five-year, $190 million max contract, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau.
Thompson hit unrestricted free agency, but it was widely expected that he would return to the Warriors.
Thompson, who suffered a torn ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists last season for Golden State.
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