Who will take Green’s position in the All-Star Game?
LaMelo Ball, Dejounte Murray, Jarrett Allen, and even Russell Westbrook were left out. It is up to Silver to fill the position, but he has a lot of alternatives.
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors was named a reserve participant for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, but the 31-year-old forward has confirmed that he will miss the game due to injury.
Green, who has been sidelined since January 9, learned he made the All-Star Game on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” but soon said he would have to opt out due to a lower back disc problem. Green said in his most recent news conference on Thursday that he will not need surgery but will be off for 3-4 weeks.
The 2022 NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, February 20 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, NBA commissioner Adam Silver will choose Green’s successor. Over 34 games, Green has averaged 7.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 7.4 assists on 53.7 percent shooting from the field. The Warriors have won 10 of their previous 14 games without Green, and they are on an 8-game winning streak coming into Monday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.