Golden State Warriors' star forward, Draymond Green, has announced his intention to make a triumphant return to the court this Sunday, facing off against the Houston Rockets. Fans have been eagerly awaiting Green's comeback after he was sidelined due to a left lateral ankle sprain.
This injury occurred during a casual pickup game just three days prior to the initiation of the training camp. Despite missing the season's first two games, the player's spirit remains unbroken, and he has been actively increasing his on-court activities.
It was noted that as of this past Sunday, Green had taken part in a 5-on-5 play and followed it with a controlled scrimmage on Monday. With the competitive fire still burning brightly in him, he remarked on Saturday about his hope to participate in both consecutive games, as the Warriors are slated to play against the New Orleans Pelicans the day after the Rockets match.
Green's Eyes on the Prize
One of the compelling motivators for Green's swift return is the new NBA rule. The regulation stipulates that players need to be a part of at least 65 regular-season games to be considered eligible for the coveted postseason awards.
When questioned about this, Green, with his characteristic determination, stated, "I got goals. Not exactly sure what they are yet, but I got to play in 65 games." This showcases his intrinsic drive and ambition to excel in the league, not just for the accolades but for personal fulfillment as well.
Although excited about his return, Green did disclose that he would be adhering to an unspecified minutes restriction. As for whether he would be in the starting lineup or be a part of the rotation coming off the bench, he expressed uncertainty.
Draymond Green, a remarkable four-time All-Star, has showcased incredible consistency throughout his career. Missing only two season openers, including the Warriors' first game in 2020-21 due to right foot soreness, Green's resilience and dedication to his team and the sport shine through.
Fans and teammates alike eagerly await his return, hoping it heralds a season of great achievements for the Golden State Warriors.