Warriors' Draymond Green fined over punching teammate

'There's a huge embarrassment that comes with it,' said Green

By Web Desk
October 13, 2022
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KARACHI: The Golden State Warriors have fined Draymond Green for striking Jordan Poole during practise but have not suspended him.

After the event was captured on video, the 32-year-old apologised to Poole and the rest of the squad the next day.

"This is the biggest crisis we've had since I've been a coach here," said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

Kerr said he would resume training on Thursday after Green initially said he would leave the club.

"It's really serious stuff. We're not perfect, but we're going to lean on the experience that we have together over the last nine years and trust that this is the best decision for our team [not to suspend Green]," added Kerr.

The forward took a few days off from the team after punching Poole after the two got into an argument during practise, but he will be available for the Warriors' final preseason game on Friday before their season opener against the LA Lakers on October 18.

"There's a huge embarrassment that comes with it. Not only for myself, that's something I'll have to deal with, but the embarrassment that Jordan has to deal with and that this team has to deal with, this organisation has to deal with," said Green.

"Also Jordan's family - his family saw that video. His mother, and his father saw that video."

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals to win their fourth championship in eight years.