Draymond Green of Golden State Warriors suspended after dust-up

Lynette Rowe
November 14, 2018

Kevin Durant - who feuded with Draymond Green a night earlier during the Warriors' 121-116 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers - powered the defending champions with 29 points, including a key fadeaway jumper with less than a minute left that helped put the game away.

Durant called out Green in the huddle for not passing him the ball at the end of regulation in Monday's game, which prompted Green to fire back at Durant, sources said. The scene was described as one of most intense of this Golden State Warriors' era.

Drama has now made its way to the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors.

"I'm going to keep that in-house, " Durant said.

The Golden State Warriors are expected to sit Green out for their next game against the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Warriors have $80.2 million in fully guaranteed salary that season owed to five players: Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Damian Jones and Jacob Evans. Naturally, they responded with a 16-3 run in which Klay Thompson iced three jump shots in a row to tie the game with 1:27 remaining.

"Green let out his frustrations about how Durant has handled free agency - keeping his options open and keeping the story alive, consuming the Warriors and their season with talk of what Durant will do next".

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As the teams returned to the bench ahead of overtime, Durant and his teammate exchanged words.

"Guys wanted a different outcome than what happened", he was quoted as saying by ESPN.

Another player on the team told The Athletic that he believes Green and Durant will find a way to work out their issues because neither player wants to be looked at as the reason the Warriors don't claim another Larry O'Brien Trophy next June. "What happened happened. We trying to move on, play basketball".

During a locker-room tirade at halftime of a February 2016 game, he reportedly threatened to leave if they didn't involve him more in the offence.

"I was just focused on the game", Durant said.

Green drew the suspension for reportedly calling Durant a "bitch" repeatedly following the defeat in Los Angeles.

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