Draymond Green Punched Teammate During Practice: Report
By Jason Hall
October 6, 2022
The Golden State Warriors are reportedly considering disciplinary action toward forward Draymond Green after he reportedly "forcefully struck" teammate Jordan Poole during an altercation between the two during practice on Wednesday (October 5), the Athletic's Shams Charania reports.
"When a chest-to-chest interaction with guard Jordan Poole escalated, Green forcefully struck Poole and both needed to be separated swiftly, sources said," Charania tweeted.
The Warriors reportedly ended practice after the interaction took place, according to Charania's report. Neither player experienced injuries in relation to the incident.
Sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Green "threw a punch" while describing the incident.
League sources told Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes that Green was "apologetic" following the incident with Poole, but there was a buildup between the two prior to the incident.
The sources told Haynes that Poole had been exhibiting a noticeable change in behavior throughout the Warriors' preseason camp following a breakout postseason performance and ahead "of securing a lucrative extension."
Draymond Green was apologetic in aftermath of the altercation with Jordan Poole, but there was a buildup stemming from teammates noticing a change in Poole’s behavior throughout camp with the guard on the verge of securing a lucrative extension, league sources tell @YahooSports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 6, 2022
Poole, who's entering his fourth NBA season, averaged 17.0 points, 3.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds during the Warriors' NBA playoff run, which concluded with the franchise's fourth NBA championship since 2015.
Green, a five-time NBA champion and former NBA Defensive Player of the Year, averaged 8.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists during the 2022 NBA Playoffs.
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