The Golden State Warriors already knew that forward Draymond Green would be out for tonight’s matchup with the Houston Rockets. Now, you can add D’Angelo Russell to that list, too.
Coach Steve Kerr told reporters today that Green did not travel with the Warriors on their road trip that begins tonight in Houston (7:30 ET, ESPN). After playing the Rockets, the Warriors face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday (8 ET, League Pass) and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday (8 ET, League Pass).
As for Russell, he is listed as questionable but will not play against the Rockets. He could return Friday against the Wolves.
Additionally, the Rockets will be a bit shorthanded tonight, too, as guard Eric Gordon won’t play due to hamstring soreness.
Last week, Kerr said that Green had been ruled out for “the next few games” because of a torn ligament in his left index finger. Green sustained the injury during an 127-110 setback to the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 1.
The injury to Green’s finger occurred the same day Curry underwent surgery for a broken left hand, which will keep the All-Star guard on the shelf for at least three months. Curry joined teammate Klay Thompson, who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, on the Warriors’ injured list.
Green’s injury doesn’t appear to be as severe, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr mentioned before last Friday’s game that the team will play it safe with their former Kia Defensive Player of the Year.