Draymond Green’s Suspension Came After He Told Kevin Durant The Warriors Didn’t Need Him

Photo: Gene Sweeney Jr. (Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors decided to hand Draymond Green a one-game suspension without pay because during his argument with Kevin Durant, he invited the two-time finals MVP to leave after the season was over since the team had already won a title before Durant’s arrival, according to a report from Yahoo’s Chris Haynes.

Green called Durant a “bitch” multiple times, sources said. In a summarized version, sources said Green shouted, “You’re a bitch and you know you’re a bitch.” The rhetoric, sources said, continued even when Kerr attempted to direct the team’s attention to his whiteboard.

But what ultimately led to Green’s suspension, sources said, was a remark in which he dared Durant to bolt in free agency next summer. Durant has a player option for the 2019-20 season, and the Warriors want their superteam intact for the opening of their new arena, the Chase Center, in San Francisco next season.

Green blurted to Durant something along the lines of, “We don’t need you. We won without you. Leave,” sources said.

The report then goes on to mention that while the reason for Green’s suspension was specifically listed as “conduct detrimental to the team,” the bigger concern for the Warriors was understandably how the comments affected their chances of re-signing the former MVP in the summer. (It also completely ignores the hilarity of Steve Kerr trying to get this historically-great team of superstars to pay attention to the play he’s drawing up while Green keeps yelling “bitch” at Durant, but that’s beside the point.)

It was by no means a consensus, but some speculation had already suggested that Green’s comments had to cross some sort of boundary regarding Durant’s future with the team to warrant his punishment. It also should surprise no one that the Warriors would very much like to keep Durant. But just knowing for a fact that Golden State was willing to suspend a three-time All-Star, and former defensive player of the year, to appease another superstar on the team is a bit jarring. One has to wonder what Green’s reaction would have been if somebody had told him that the superstar he’d call after his team’s Game 7 loss in the finals would ultimately get prioritized over him.

Source link

more recommended stories

  • Patriots Owner Bob Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution

    Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty) New.

  • Last Chance U Coach Told German Player “I’m Your New Hitler” In Texts About Discipline

    A German student at Independence Community.

  • Georgia Bulldogs Lose To Mississippi In Final Second After Technical Foul Assessed For Object Thrown From Crowd

    Wednesday night the crummy Georgia Bulldogs.

  • Wisconsin School District Under Fire Over Coach Handing Out Gross, Objectifying Awards To High School Cheerleaders

    Professional cheerleaders being subjected to degrading.

  • After Years Of Ignoring Her, WWE Finally Honors Chyna With Hall Of Fame Induction

    Photo: WWE On Monday night, WWE.

  • Deadspin Up All Night: Hit Me Where It Hurts

    Thank you for your continued support.

  • Massive Daytona 500 Crash Collects Half of the Field

    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing.

  • Gloomhaven Should Be On Your Board Game Bucket List, and It’s Under $100 For the First Time Ever

    Best Gaming DealsThe best deals on.

  • Sabres’ Kyle Okposo Knocked Out Of Game After Taking One Punch From Rangers’ Tony DeAngelo

    With just over 12 minutes remaining.

  • Matt Kuchar Publicly Apologizes To Caddie David Ortiz And Pays The “Requested” Cut

    Pro golfer Matt Kuchar announced today.

  • Alvin Gentry Turns Frosty As Hell When Asked About Anthony Davis Leaving Arena Mid-Game

    Screenshot: Twitter The depressing Anthony Davis.

  • Steve Kerr Ejected For Explosive Tantrum At Ken Mauer As Warriors Collapse Against Trail Blazers

    In the fourth quarter of Wednesday.

  • John Elway Will Trade A Pick He Would’ve Screwed Up Anyway For Joe Flacco

    Photo: Doug Pensinger (Getty) Last season’s.

  • SafeSport Has Closed Its Investigation Of Pairs Skater John Coughlin Due To His Death

    John Coughlin competing in the pairs.

  • Magic Johnson And Elton Brand Try To Get Stories Straight About Ben Simmons Tampering Issue

    Photo: Meg Oliphant (Getty) The Lakers.

  • Trent Richardson Given The First Bad Penalty In AAF History After Spiking Ball Into Stands

    It took over three quarters of.

  • Hockey Man Loses Multiple Teeth After High-Stick Smacks Him In The Face

    Now in his 12th season, James.

  • Jim Irsay Moves Goalposts On “G.O.A.T.” Debate In A Way That Conveniently Discounts The Patriots’ Accomplishments

    Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) Despite.

  • Jim Gray Gets Weirdly Snippy When Asked About His Friendships With Tom Brady And Oprah

    Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) Career.

  • Clutch Buckets From Rajon Rondo, Kyle Kuzma, And LeBron James Lift Lakers Over Celtics

    Photo: Maddie Meyer (Getty) As fun.

  • Nothing Matters As Long As The Golden State Warriors Exist

    Photo: AP While the rest of.

  • Skillet Stop Buying Canned, Chopped Tomatoes | Jalopnik Dealerships’ Latest Online Car Shopping Tact

    Skillet Stop Buying Canned, Chopped Tomatoes |.

  • 49ers Shoot Down Mark Davis’s Plan To Move Raiders 2019 Home Games To San Francisco

    Photo: Thearon W. Henderson (Getty) The.

  • LaVar Ball’s Idea To Move Lonzo To The Phoenix Suns Is A Good One

    The Lakers are including Lonzo Ball.

  • José Mourinho Eats Shit At Russian Hockey Game

    Unemployed soccer manager José Mourinho is.

  • Inter Ultras: We Would Have Directed Racist Chants At Koulibaly Even If He Wasn’t Black

    Photo: Emilio Andreoli (Getty Images) Following.

  • NC State’s 24-Point Performance Against Virginia Tech Made Me Want To Vomit

    Photo: Ben McKeown (AP Photo) In.

  • “I Would Never Want My Son To Play For Boston”

    Photo: Maddie Meyer (Getty) The Celtics.

  • Kyrie Irving Leaving The Celtics Suddenly Seems Like A Real Possibility

    Photo: Maddie Meyer (Getty) With Kristaps.

  • Gizmodo Scientists Reveal Nature of Martian Mountain Using Ingenious Technique With Curiosity Rover

    Gizmodo Scientists Reveal Nature of Martian Mountain.

  • Enes Kanter Kisses Knicks Floor Logo After David Fizdale Finally Puts Him In A Game

    Enes Kanter has been a healthy.

  • SportsCenter Falls For Fake Instagram Screenshot Showing LeBron James Once Again Tampering With Anthony Davis

    Screenshot: ESPN Hey, remember when ESPN.