After missing the last three games with inflammation in his shins, Warriors forward Draymond Green will play Saturday night in Dallas, the team announced Friday.
The Warriors won all three games without Green: in Milwaukee Saturday night, in Los Angeles Tuesday night and at home against Phoenix on Thursday night.
Green had played in every game this season until he missed the game against the Bucks and the following two games.
Green's absence from Tuesday's game against the Clippers was a hot-button issue with Doc Rivers and Steve Kerr.
Prior to Golden State's 110-106 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday night, the teams' head coaches added fuel to the fire.
It started when Kerr said that Green would have been uniform if the game "meant something" to the Warriors.
Rivers fired back by saying, "That was pretty predictable. We kind of assumed they didn't want to take the risk of going 2-2 (in the head-to-head season series) with their regular guys."
When Kerr was notified about Rivers' comments, the Western Conference Coach of the Month for March had a sarcastic response.
"Either that or we have a nine-game lead (in the Western Conference) with a couple guys banged up," Kerr said while chuckling. "It's somewhere in there."
During Draymond Green's weekly appearance on KNBR 680-AM Wednesday night, Tom Tolbert and CSNBayArea.com Senior Insider Ray Ratto played the audio of Kerr's retort to the Warriors' power forward.
"I love Coach Kerr's response," Green. "That's my coach. Coach Kerr's a goon. The way he responded to that. I hadn't heard it. That was incredible."