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Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala available to play tonight

NBA.com staff reports

Oct 20, 2017 12:44 PM ET

Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala are OK to play tonight vs. the Pelicans.

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The Golden State Warriors are, surprisingly, still looking for their first win of the season. As they begin a three-game, Southwest Division road trip tonight in New Orleans, the team should be be fully healthy for the game.

Forwards Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, it seems, are both available to play tonight. They both went through shootaround in New Orleans without any issues:

"Draymond is in, Andre is in," coach Steve Kerr said after Friday's practice.

Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chroniclehas more on the status of Green and Iguodala tonight:

Warriors forwards Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala will be available for Friday night’s game against the Pelicans, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said.

It is a best-case-scenario development for a Warriors team trying to move past Tuesday’s season-opening loss to the Rockets. Facing one of the league’s most formidable frontcourts in DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, Golden State can use two of its best, most versatile defenders.

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With Green sidelined for the fourth quarter, the Warriors squandered a 13-point lead to drop just its second game in its past 13 meetings with Houston. The next day, when he got treatment from the team trainer, Green started to feel much better. An MRI later revealed that he had no structural damage.

“It was a big relief,” said Green, who went through practice Thursday night and shoot-around Friday morning with no issues.

Iguodala, previously listed as probable, is set to make his season debut after missing last Friday’s preseason finale and Tuesday’s opener with a strained backForward Omri Casspi will miss Friday’s game after spraining his left ankle in the third quarter against Houston.

To give the backcourt a boost, Kerr will activate point guard Quinn Cook, who signed a two-way deal with Golden State on Tuesday. Center Damian Jones and forward Kevon Looney will be inactive.

 
The Rockets stunned the Warriors in Golden State's season opener.

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