Draymond Green downplays Jordan Poole punch, Warriors contract situation in return: ‘I’m a professional’

Draymond Green has rejoined the Golden State Warriors, and it could be comprehensible if the temper had been a bit aggravating after his punch of teammate Jordan Poole. He’s simply seeking to transfer previous it.

The veteran spoke to journalists Thursday for the primary time since stepping clear of the group, and there was once no scarcity of subjects. While Green was once away, Warriors head trainer Steve Kerr introduced Green could be fined however now not suspended for the punch, regardless that his long run with the membership remains to be moderately cloudy.

As for the present problem of taking part in along a guy you punched in the face amid a simmering feud, Green pointed to his professionalism.

Green’s take at the situation:

“As far as us moving forward, Jordan’s a professional, I’m a professional. We have a job to do. We both have experienced a lot of winning over the course of our lives and we know what that takes. So we’re going to just that, what it takes to win.”

Green stays beneath contract with the Warriors for this season on a $25.8 million wage. After that, he has a $27.6 million participant possibility for subsequent season, the standing of which most likely will depend on how this season is going. At the similar time, the Warriors owe Poole an extension, which might stretch the NBA’s maximum stretched stability sheet even moreso.

When requested about his outlook at the long run, Green mentioned he did not be expecting to signal an extension with the group and indicated he remained not sure on exercising his possibility.

Green’s outlook (video above):

“My general view of the year is I’m here this year trying to win a championship. I have a contract that ranges through next year. If I so choose to pick up that option, that is my view of how it will be here. We all have a goal to win a championship and that is that. As far as what I think of a contract or an extension, we started camp and I spoke on that at the very beginning, I said ‘I don’t think we’re doing an extension.’ Quite frankly, that doesn’t mean I won’t be back here, I just don’t think we’re doing an extension this year.

“If you’ll let a contract situation linger, you then higher be rattling positive that you are prepared to take care of the entire results of a contract lingering, that it may possibly have on a group. Everybody do not do this. We’ve observed LeBron James have contract scenarios, we have observed Stephen Curry have contract scenarios. They take care of it the best way it is intended to be treated. Can’t say that for everybody.”

Even if they aren’t spoken, those questions won’t go away as the 32-year-old Green enters a potential contract year. But as the Warriors have shown for several years now, winning can brush all kinds of issues under the rug.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors talks with media during a press conference after the 104-94 win against the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 13, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Draymond Green is again with the Warriors. (Photo via Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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