Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green to sit out Tuesday with calf injury

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will miss Tuesday's game against the host Memphis Grizzlies because of a calf injury.

Green experienced tightness in his left calf in warmups during Sunday's 96-82 victory over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers. Green still started the game, but exited for good after stopping play seven seconds after tipoff with a foul, just to honor Warriors guard Klay Thompson's long-awaited return.

The 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not make the trip to Memphis with the Warriors, but there is optimism that he could return to action later this week. Golden State also plays at Milwaukee, Chicago and Minnesota during this four-game road trip.