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Draymond Green announced that he will not be participating in the 2022 All-Star Game due to injury.
The NBA announced the official reserves players for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio. Among them was Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, who earned his fourth appearance in the All-Star Game.
Green found out that he made the All-Star Game during an appearance on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” but said that he will not be participating due to his lower back disc injury. The Athletic’s Shams Charania says that NBA commissioner Adam Silver will choose his replacement.
Warriors’ Draymond Green announces he will not play in the All-Star Game. NBA commissioner Adam Silver will choose replacement.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 4, 2022
Draymond Green to miss NBA All-Star Game
Geen had been sidelined since Golden State’s 96-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 9. When meeting with the media on Thursday, Feb. 3, Green said that he does not believe that he will need surgery, but estimates that he will miss between 3-4 weeks with the injury.
Draymond Green expressed hope in a media session tonight that surgery on his back won’t be required but estimates he’ll be out at least 3-4 more weeks. https://t.co/6ljqnrkg0N
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 4, 2022
In Green’s absence, the Warriors have won 10 of their last 14 games. They are currently on an eight-game winning streak heading into their Feb. 7 matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This season, Green is averaging 7.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists while shooting 53.7-percent from the field through 34 games.
Full list of All-Star Game reserves
Below are the reserve players from the Eastern and Western Conferences for the upcoming All-Star Game:
Jimmy Butler, Miami HeatDarius Garland, Cleveland CavaliersJames Harden, Brooklyn NetsZach LaVine, Chicago BullsKhris Middleton, Milwaukee BucksJayson Tatum, Boston CelticsFred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors
Draymond Green, Golden State WarriorsLuka Doncic, Dallas MavericksRudy Gobert, Utah JazzDonovan Mitchell, Utah JazzDevin Booker, Phoenix SunsChris Paul, Phoenix SunsKarl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
With Green out of the All-Star Game, it will remain to be seen who Silver chooses to replace him. The All-Star Game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 20 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.