MRI results for Warriors' Draymond Green (knee) come back negative


Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will make his season debut Friday after missing the opener due to a back strain. Green was later taken out of the basketball game because of an injury.

Potentially losing Green would easily be the most significant injury of the three, though.

Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green is set to undergo an MRI on his left knee on Wednesday, ESPN's Chris Haynes reports.

The reigning Defensive Player of the Year made an early exit toward the end of the third quarter Tuesday against the Rockets after he landed awkwardly on an attempted floater. It wasn't long before he was diagnosed with a strained left knee. He finished one point shy of a triple-double with nine points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists.

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Coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday (via CSN Bay Area) that Green, who didn't practice, wouldn't return to the Warriors lineup until he's able, though Kerr sounded optimistic about Green's chances of playing this weekend.

Green will face a formidable challenge from New Orleans' All-Star big men, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. If Green can't play, rookie Jordan Bell, who has impressed in limited time so far, would likely start in his place.

Meanwhile, forward Omri Casspi, was downgraded from questionable to out.