Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reaches for a steal against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 23, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green ‘pretty confident’ he’ll return to face Hawks

OAKLAND — If Draymond Green’s tender left ankle cooperates, the defensive standout plans to play on Monday night when the Golden State Warriors host the Atlanta Hawks.

“I think everything is going to be based on how I feel pregame,” Green said. “But I’m pretty confident.”

Speaking at the team’s downtown Oakland headquarters following shoot around, Green admitted to getting restless while watching the Dubs take care of the Minnesota Timberwolves, 115-102, on Saturday night.

“It’s not easy,” Green said. “It’s boring sitting out.”

When asked to assess the performance of his teammates, Green singled out Kevon Looney — who started in his place — along with reserves Javale McGee and David West.

“Guy’s really stepped up,” Green said. “Looney played some big minutes, Javale came in and played some big minutes, D. West gave us some great minutes off the bench. Obviously, the starters did what they did.”

“Guy’s stepped up and it was fun to see. It was boring to watch — not that they were bored — it’s just hard to sit and watch a basketball game when you know you’re supposed to be playing.”

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