The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors are seriously considering disciplinary action against veteran forward Draymond Green for his role in a physical altercation during practice on Wednesday, according to The Athletic.
Green forcefully struck guard Jordan Poole after the two were having a heated interaction which began with them coming chest-to-chest and then pushing and shoving, according to the report, and the two had to be separated quickly.
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The Warriors stopped practice and tried to settle things down in the team’s locker room area, but it appears internal discipline is imminent.
Poole and Greene — considered by many to be the Warriors’ emotional leader — have had a history of arguments, but the Warriors believe a line was crossed this time, per the report.
The 32-year-old Green, known for his fiery play, also has a history of racking up technical fouls. Green, who played in just 46 games last season, averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and seven assists per game.
Poole, 23, had a breakout season for the Warriors last season, averaging 18.5 points per game to go along with four assists and 3.4 rebounds per contest.