The Draymond Green- Kevin Durant saga has been the story of the week in NBA, after Durant slammed Green for his decision making during the last play against Clippers, with Green coming back at him for making the entire thing about him and about his impending free agency.
Since then the duo have played together and have been pictured coming out of practice together as well.
But after the Clippers game, Draymond Green was suspended for having called Durant a bitch in his rant post the final play of the game in regulation time.
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) November 13, 2018
Source tells ESPN that Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told Draymond Green he was suspended for tonight’s game. Draymond then called Kerr, “a dumb cracker” and stormed out of Oracle. This saga keeps getting uglier.
— Barry McCockiner (@SportsTalkJo3y) November 13, 2018
But Draymond was indeed a little relieved at having received the suspension as he was recovering from a toe sprain.
“It’s OK. It isn’t great,” Green said speaking about his toe injury.
“But I just don’t like sitting out so if I can play, I’m going to play. They have talked to me about a minute restriction, it makes sense. After playing 42 minutes against the Clippers, it was pretty sore that next day. Thank God I got suspended. Really sore. I sat there and iced the whole day, did some treatment at home. Everything happens for a reason.” he added.
Draymond then went onto speak about the reason for the toe issue and how he was coping with it and how he would approach it in the future.
“No, but it was pretty sore after that,” Green said.
“After such a heavy minute load. So I’ve talked to the training staff, I’ve talked to Steve and that’s obviously game 16 or whatever it is. That’s the smartest thing to do right now. Obviously if I can push through it, I’ll push through it through that game, but it’s just not the time to push through it.
“I do want to play and I do want to be out there with my teammates and I do want to try to find my rhythm. I just really don’t want to sit out. So that’s the next best option for now. We’ll see how it goes.” he added.
Warriors: “We suspended you for the game tonight”
Draymond Green: “Y’all still paying me tho, right?”
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) November 13, 2018
Kevin Durant’s reaction to Draymond Green getting suspended… pic.twitter.com/PyNIfFSzRw
— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) November 13, 2018
“You’re a b****, and you know you’re a b****…We don’t need you. We won without you. Leave.” So THAT’S why Draymond got suspended. Mystery solved. https://t.co/B4fotYjJY3
— Dork Nowitzki (@GotEm_Coach) November 16, 2018
Draymond Green’s quote from Warriors shoot around this morning on the drama between himself and Kevin Durant, that resulted in Green being suspended without pay for his team’s last game on Tuesday. He’ll be back on the court tonight against the Rockets here in Houston. pic.twitter.com/jYbF96q7dZ
— Stefano Fusaro (@FusaroESPN) November 15, 2018
Can Golden State recover from this?