Warriors All-Star forward Green out with flu-like symptoms

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Does anyone want to suit up for the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors? Now might be your chance.

The Warriors, already missing three injured All-Stars Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, will also play Tuesday night without Draymond Green, who is battling flu-like symptoms.

Head coach Steve Kerr shared the news with reporters Tuesday before the Warriors' home game against the Indiana Pacers.

Green, will miss his third consecutive game, sitting out Sunday's 110-91 loss to Utah with a pelvic contusion. He had been expected to return Tuesday after practicing the day before.

The 28-year-old, three-time All-Star forward is averaging 11.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game this season.

The Warriors are challenged to patch together a lineup resembling the heavy playoff favorites that they are. Curry will likely be out through the first round of the playoffs with a sprained left MCL. Durant will also miss his sixth straight game Tuesday with rib soreness, though Kerr also said his All-Star forward hopes to return Thursday against Milwaukee. Thompson has also missed the past six games since suffering a fractured right thumb on March 11 against Minnesota, though the team reportedly expects his return for the postseason.

Golden State is 3-5 in its past eight games, entering Tuesday night,

The Warriors (54-19) are a Pacific Division-leading, entrenched in second place in the Western Conference behind the Houston Rockets.

--Field Level Media