Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr announced on Tuesday that Draymond Green He was fined but not suspended for punching a teammate Jordan Paul Doing excercise.
Kerr announced this after his pre-season match for Golden State against Portland Trail Blazers While describing the situation as “the biggest crisis we have ever seen.” He refused to reveal the amount of the fine.
“He will be back in training on Thursday,” Kerr said. “He has been fined. He will not be suspended. I expect him to play on Friday in his last pre-season game and on opening night.”
‘Biggest crisis we’ve ever seen’
Kerr said the organization’s “key figures” including Green and Paul Stephen Curry General Manager Bob Myers was involved in the talks that led to a decision on Green’s penalty.
“It was a comprehensive process,” Kerr continued. … “We feel that this is the best after-thought way for us to move forward. It is never easy no matter what decision you make in a situation like this. It wouldn’t be perfect.
“This is the biggest crisis we’ve been in since I was a coach here. It’s really serious stuff.”
Kerr added that he trusted Green and that the veteran had benefited from the suspicion.
“I trust him,” Kerr said. “He broke our trust with this incident. But I give him the benefit of the doubt because I think he won it. I think our team feels the same way.”
Green pee punched in the jaw
Green apologized on Saturday The following Friday reports that I have Paul Doing excercise. Sources told Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill Tensions between Green and Paul have been simmering since the beginning of the training camp. Both players are eligible for contract extensions, and Paul, 23, is widely expected to receive an extension while Green’s long-term future with the franchise remains unclear. Green, 32, played a key role in helping the Warriors win four NBA championships.
Following the reports, TMZ posted a leaked video from Warriors training that shows Green climbing into Poole’s chest amid an apparent verbal confrontation and then punching him in the jaw, throwing him to the floor.
Green told reporters that he apologized to Paul, his family, and the warriors for the “embarrassment” caused by the attack while declaring: “You failed as a leader. You failed as a man.”
“I was wrong in my actions, which happened on Wednesday,” Green said. “So, I apologized to my team. I apologized to Jordan.”
He denied that the attack had anything to do with his contract cases or Paul’s contract.
“I can assure you I don’t count other people’s pockets,” Green added.
Why hasn’t Green been suspended?
The Warriors had previously disciplined Green for a fight with one of his teammates. the team Stop him for one game in 2018 with the citation of “Harmful team behaviour.” this time He called his teammate at the time Kevin Durant “Bitch” during a match against Los Angeles Clippers. Durant did not punch.
Kerr was asked why Green didn’t comment this time.
“Every situation is completely different,” Kerr said. “We don’t look at everything in a vacuum and say ‘okay we did it here, we gotta do it there.’ We hope we have developed enough fairness with the experience we have with our fan base, with people watching over the past decade that People can trust that we put a lot of thought into this decision.
“Like I said, we feel this is the best way for us to move forward.”
Kerr added that the conversations that Green and Paul had together played a role in the decision-making process.
“Jordan and Draymond had a great discussion that I think will help us move forward,” Kerr said.
Paul did not address the incident publicly. Kerr expects Paul to speak to the media soon.
The Warriors opened their regular season at home on October 18 against Los Angeles Lakerswhere they will celebrate the 2022 NBA Championship with a carousel.
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