Draymond Green ruled doubtful versus Mavericks with sore shoulder

ByChris Haynes ESPN logo
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night's home game against the Dallas Mavericks.

The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it's not a serious matter.

Green was held out of Monday's home win over the Portland Trail Blazers. On the season, he's averaging 10.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 7.3 rebounds.

The Warriors are dealing with other injuries, as well.

Stephen Curry (right ankle sprain) and Nick Young (concussion protocol) did not practice on Wednesday, either.

However,Zaza Pachulia, who is dealing with shoulder soreness, went through a full practice, after sitting out the past two games. But he also is listed as doubtful for Thursday's contest.

Golden State is riding a seven-game winning streak.