Draymond Green’s latest on-the-court violence has yielded his most severe punishment yet.
Draymond Green has been ejected from tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/Tr8ysRIFUq
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) December 13, 2023
“Green’s suspension will begin immediately. He will be required to meet certain league and team conditions before he returns to play,” Joe Dumars, executive vice president and head of Basketball Operations, said in a statement.
The severity comes from Green’s history of creating havoc on the court, having just yelled at the referee and choking out Rudy Gobert within the last month.
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, for that same reason, Green, Warriors GM Mike Dunleavy Jr., and Green’s agent Rich Paul are expected to meet on Thursday to create a plan of counseling and figure out a way to put Green on a path to begin playing again peacefully.
Part of the frustrating part about Green’s latest suspension is that it comes when the Golden State Warriors are 11th in the Western Conference and are battling an 11-13 record. As the team’s enforcer and premiere big man, his presence will be sorely missed while he’s out indefinitely. He received a five-game suspension for choking Gobert, so there’s no telling how long he’ll be sidelined this time.
Other players around the league have also questioned Green’s latest antics, including Jusuf Nurkic, who questioned what Green’s got going on internally.
Also, former teammate Kevin Durant, who infamously had a hard time getting along with Green, was stunned at the hit during Tuesday night’s game and hopes he can tone down the aggression.
“I hope he gets the help he needs.”
Kevin Durant on Draymond Green, who received indefinite suspension from #NBA for hitting Jusuf Nurkic in Tuesday win over Warriors.
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) December 14, 2023
“That was insane to see. Glad Nurk is alright. Never seen that before on the basketball court in an NBA game. I hope Draymond gets the help he needs. … I know Draymond and that’s not—he hasn’t been that way when I was around him and coming into the league. So hopefully, he gets the help he needs to get back on the court and put all this stuff behind him.”
See below how social media is reacting to Green’s latest punishment.
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