Gameday: No Durant, Draymond, Iguodala for Warriors' Preseason Finale

Programming note: Watch the Warriors' final preseason game tonight at 7:30pm on NBC Sports Bay Area.

OAKLAND -- The only chance of seeing Kevin Durant in a Warriors jersey Friday is you're able arrive at Oracle Arena in time to grab his likeness on a bobblehead doll.

While his teammates are facing the Sacramento Kings, a virus has forced Durant out of the preseason finale. Fellow veterans Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, both of whom are coping with back strains, also will miss the game.

Though all three participated when the Warriors practiced Thursday, none went through the team's Friday morning shootaround as the team attempted to shed the last remnants of jet lag.


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Warriors: F Kevin Durant (illness), F Draymond Green (back strain), F Andre Iguodala (back strain) and F Chris Boucher (L knee rehab) are listed as out.


THE NEW GUYS: With so many absences to the top six players, expect considerably more minutes for veteran forward Omri Casspi and veteran guard Nick Young. Casspi has assimilated well so far and likely will start. Young continues to progress toward the conditioning and familiarity required to play at the team's pace.

THE ROOKIE: With the Warriors thin up front, power forward Jordan Bell also is in line for a bump in playing time. The Oregon product has been impressive through the first three games and already has shared floor time with the regulars.

ENERGY ALERT: The Warriors could struggle to maintain their preferred fast pace. For one, their roster is short. For two, they've had only three full practices over the past two weeks. For three, they continue to deal with lingering effects of their weeklong trip to China, from which they returned late Sunday night.

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