According to NBA, Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green is going to receive a lenient punishment over a fight with his teammate Jordan Poole.
The incident happened last week on Wednesday, when Jordan Poole received a violent punch on his face from Draymond Green. According to NBA’s report, set to return to practice on Thursday, Green’s formal punishment will be complete — a week away from the team, a fine of an undisclosed amount and no suspension to speak of.
Golden State Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr, general manager Bob Myers and players have met to decide how to best proceed — including Green and Poole talking to each other. Everyone related to the team were involved in the discussion with two-time MVP Stephen Curry leading some of those discussions.
After Tuesday’s preseason win against Portland, Steve Kerr stated:
“We feel like we have a great feel for our team. We’ve got a lot of continuity on this team, so Bob and I know our players extremely well. We feel like this is the best way after assessing everything for us to move forward. It’s never easy no matter what decision you make in a situation like this. It’s not going to be perfect. This is the biggest crisis that we’ve ever had since I’ve been coach here. It’s really serious stuff.”
After the incident, Draymond Green was asked to be away from the team for a weak, the punishment ending on Thursday, October 13. Now being safe from ban, Green is returning to practice Thursday, then play for the defending NBA champions against Denver on Friday night and again in the season opener Tuesday against the Lakers.
But everyone is not happy with Golden State Warrior’s management decision. Read here some takes on this incident and final decision of the team.