Following a fight that took place during practice on Wednesday between Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors and Jordan Poole, Green will be subject to disciplinary action.
After a “heated interaction” with Poole, during which Green and Poole were chest-to-chest before pushing and shoving each other.
Disciplinary Actions Against Green
The Warriors are “seriously considering disciplinary action” against Green, according to Shams Charania, Anthony Slater, and Marcus Thompson of The Athletic. Green is the subject of the investigation.
After that, Green “forcefully hit” Poole, which resulted in the need to physically separate the two of them. The squad decided to take a break from practice so that they could “calm the nerves” in the locker room.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Green made contact with Poole while swinging at him. The event in question was deemed to have gone too far, according to the administration and leadership of the Warriors, even though the report said Green and Poole “often” engage in verbal fights behind the scenes.
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports provided further information on the events that transpired following the incident. According to a report by C.J. Holmes of the San Francisco Chronicle, Green will be reprimanded for the brawl.
Nevertheless, the Warriors do not feel the altercation will be a problem in the long term. It is well knowledge that Green is highly talkative on the court, both in practice and when the team is competing.
Donte DiVincenzo, who joined the Warriors as a free agent in July, lauded the four-time All-Star for his leadership at the group’s first scrimmage in the previous month. DiVincenzo signed with the Warriors.
DiVincenzo’s Words for Reporters
DiVincenzo told reporters on September 24 after the conclusion of the team’s first scrimmage during training camp, “That’s what he does.” “Since I’ve been here, I’ve heard nothing else, and this was the first time I saw it happen.
I’d argue that it’s infectious to others. It was wonderful to see how positively he redirected people’s energy while simultaneously instructing them.
“During the introductory press conference that Golden State general manager Bob Myers gave to again James Wiseman in November 2020. Myers advised Wiseman not to take Green’s intense attitude with anyone personally because Green has that same demeanor with everyone. About Green, Myers shared his opinion with Wiseman, saying, “He wants to win so badly.”
“Don’t let that bother you on a personal level. He has been angry with me. I don’t believe that he’s been angry with Joe [Lacob]. There’s no doubt that he’s shouted at Steve [Kerr]. Everyone on our team has been screamed at by him. Steph [Curry] was given a lecture. It’s possible that they screamed at the journalists.
That’s simply the kind of person he is. But he is victorious. Therefore, if you want to get any knowledge from that individual, you should know that he is successful.” Even though it seems that everyone with the Warriors is aware of Green’s demeanor and practice routines.
Green and Poole: Two Players on Golden State’s Roster
The event that occurred on Wednesday does seem to have gone outside the typical degree of hostility. Green and Poole are two of the most essential players on Golden State’s roster as the club gets ready to defend its NBA title.
Green continues to be among the most impressive defensive players in the league. In the 46 games that were played during the previous season, he was also the club leader in assists with 7.0 and was tied for the team lead in rebounds with 7.3. Both have a lot to lose and a lot to gain this season.
As he enters the last year of his rookie deal, Poole is looking to get a multiyear extension to his current contract. Green is entering the last guaranteed year of his current deal, which also includes a player option for a salary of $27.6 million for the 2023-2024 season.
Before beginning their regular season schedule on October 18 at home even against Los Angeles Lakers, the Warriors will play in their last three preseason games.