SAN FRANCISCO — Draymond Green apologized to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday morning for an altercation with Jordan Poole the day sooner than, Warriors basic supervisor Bob Myers mentioned.
Green due to this fact left the learning amenities and isn’t anticipated again till Saturday. The Warriors are nonetheless within the means of disciplining Green, however Myers does now not be expecting Green to pass over any video games because of punishment.
“These things happen. Nobody likes it, we don’t condone it, but it happens,” Myers mentioned. “Draymond apologized to the team. Jordan was there in the room … as far as any suspension, punishment, fine, we will handle that internally.”
Green threw a punch at Poole at apply Wednesday, assets instructed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The altercation started when the 2 began trash-talking and verbally sparring all the way through apply. It escalated once they began shoving each and every different, and culminated with Green punching Poole, assets mentioned.
Through his whole profession, Green has been thought to be the Warriors’ heartbeat and emotional chief. On media day, Klay Thompson mentioned that being yelled at through Green at level or any other is a “bylaw now.” And most often, the Warriors welcome his hearth.
“He will tell you he has been over that line, but he always comes back,” Myers mentioned. “Nobody is saying they don’t want him around … but [Wednesday] was not a good moment … I don’t think he likes putting himself in these spots. He is in one, but I think he’ll find a way to earn the respect of his teammates and Jordan back.”
Myers mentioned that upcoming contract negotiations for each Green and Poole did not play a job within the altercation, and he hadn’t noticed any trade in habits from both participant main as much as the incident.
Both Warriors trainer Steve Kerr and level guard Stephen Curry echoed this sentiment.
“There was a report that Jordan had an attitude in camp, and that could not be further from the truth,” Kerr mentioned. “He’s been fantastic.”
Curry added: “[Poole] has been great, and there was nothing that warranted the situation yesterday. I want to make that clear.”
Despite the incident, Myers known as this yr’s coaching camp and preseason the most efficient “vibe” he is witnessed in his tenure with the Warriors. He believes Wednesday’s incident will paintings itself out with time.
“It’s unfortunate, I’m not going to deny it,” Myers mentioned. “It’ll take some time to move through, but we’ll move through it and move forward. And I’m confident that we will … This isn’t our first thing that’s happened, first sense of adversity. We’ve been through some of this before. Don’t like going through it, but it’s part of the NBA and it’s part of sports.”