On December 28, Beijing time, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, warriors forward Raymond Green will miss at least two games because of a muscle strain in his right leg. He is likely to be back in the home opener of the warriors on Saturday. Warriors coach Steve Cole said he will not give new top scorer James Wiseman a lot of playing time, for the time being, Pascal and green According to the original plan, green will return in today’s warriors away game against the bulls, but now, he not only missed today’s game but also missed this Wednesday’s away game against the bucks. “Green played very well in last Sunday’s training match and he felt very good “We just feel that from a physical point of view, it makes more sense for him to miss the next two games,” Cole said. He did well and recovered well. But he didn’t take part in league-level training, and training level is very important because it’s very dangerous to put a person who is not fully ready into the game. It’s going to make people very vulnerable. We’ll arrange four or five days of training for him before he comes back and makes us feel better
Green missed training camp and preseason because of the new coronavirus, and then missed the first two games of the regular season because of a muscle strain in his right foot. If there are no more setbacks, the 30-year-old green will be back in Saturday’s game against the Blazers, which will be the warriors’ first home game for seven consecutive games and their home opener of the season, Green’s return should be very meaningful for the warriors who are struggling at both ends of the attack and defense. In attack, green can be said to be the warrior’s best passer, can become the second point guard; in the defensive end, he is the warrior’s anchor, can give orders to young players. In addition, green is also the warrior’s spiritual leader, his passion and tenacity often affect his teammates.
When green returns, he should be the starting power forward, forcing Eric Pascal back to the bench. During Green’s absence, Pascal struggled in the starting line-up, averaging only 6.5 points and a 35.7% shooting percentage in both games. Green’s return will also help the rotation of the center position of the warriors. As Marquis Chris is absent for at least three months due to a fractured fibula in his right leg, the warriors now have only two traditional centers, Kevin Rooney and Wiseman, while green can play as the center in a small lineup. Wiseman averaged 24.5 minutes in the first two games, scoring 18.5 points and seven rebounds. Cole said he would not increase Wiseman’s playing time significantly for the time being. “Wiseman is not fully ready to play a lot of time, but I think he will be ready soon.” Cole said, “Rooney is going to be our backup and I think you’ll probably see Pascal in the center position as well.”
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