Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors is gearing up to make his debut in the 2023-24 season against the Houston Rockets this upcoming Sunday, as reported by Marc J. Spears.
The season kicked off with Green on the sidelines due to a left lateral ankle sprain he incurred in a pre-training camp pickup game.
However, he’s been steadily working his way back into action, participating in 5-on-5 games on Sunday and a controlled scrimmage on Monday.
Green expressed his desire to hit the court for both the Rockets’ game and the subsequent matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.
It’s worth noting that this season, there are new rules requiring players to participate in at least 65 regular-season games to be eligible for postseason awards. Green is determined to meet that requirement.
Despite his eagerness to return, Green acknowledged that he would be under a specific minutes restriction, and his role, whether as a starter or coming off the bench, remains uncertain.
Even though he has seen himself as a bench player on just two occasions in the last nine seasons, the 33-year-old finds himself in an unusual scenario within the Golden State team.
With six players who typically start, someone will need to embrace a reserve role once everyone is back to full health.
The first two games of the 2023/24 season saw Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney taking on starting duties.