Draymond Makes Concession About Ankle: ‘I Can Admit This Now…'

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Following shootaround, Draymond Green was asked about his ankle.

"It's a lot better," the All-Star forward told reporters. "Still not back full strength. That will probably take awhile.

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"I can admit this now -- I probably shouldn't have played the other day, but I feel amazing today," as he smiled and walked away from his session.

Draymond sprained his left ankle last Friday night against the Lakers, and did not play the following night against Minnesota.

He returned to action on Monday against the Hawks, registering four points, three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four blocks in 39 minutes.

Before talking about his ankle, the two-time runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year was asked about the Warriors being on pace for 73 wins again.

"I don't know what the number 73 means," he said. "This year you just don't get care about it. This year I have no interest. At all. I have interest in trying to get home court advantage. But not 73 wins.

"We're not gonna lose any game on purpose to hide from attention. That's coward-like to me. We're just gonna win as many games as we can and try to get better each and every time we step on the floor ... we're not trying to chase 73 wins."

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