Warriors Notes: Green, Thompson, Porter, Iguodala

March 28, 2022 at 10:58pm CST by Dana Gauruder

the warrior try to get through the rest of the regular season without one Stephen Curry, due to his foot injury. They were also without three other key players during their lopsided loss in Memphis tonight. Clay Thompson, Draymond Green and Otto Porter Jr. sat out the game, as Kendra Andrews tweets on ESPN.

on the downside, Andre Iguodala played for the first time since February 7 after recovering from a back injury. Iguodala ended up playing 16 minutes.

We have more about the warriors:

  • Referring to Iguodala, he told The Athletic’s Anthony Slater he had to “turn it up”. Knee and hip problems have also sidelined him before back pain. “It’s like cancer that spreads to different areas,” he said. “Small things. Nerve damage here. Bulging disc there. The pieces never really come together. One area will feel really good and another area (sore) the next day and you can start your rehab all over again. It’s frustrating.”
  • When Green returns to action, he’s determined to make even more of an impact. In seven games since recovering from a back injury, Green has a minus-41-plus-minus rating, notes Andrews. “I just have to fight my way out of this,” Green said. “Make moves and influence the game. That’s why I feel like I was terrible. I don’t feel like my impact on the game was when it needs to be and usually is. I just have to work my way out of it. Hit it away every time I step onto the pitch.”
  • Unless Green turns things around, the Warriors are doomed to a brief postseason, writes NBC Sports Bay Area’s Monte Poole. Green is one of the few players in the league capable of turning a game or part of a season in his team’s favor based on his defensive skills.