Apr 16, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) high fives forward Draymond Green (23) after a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the fourth quarter in game two of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Oracle

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Warriors Suspend Draymond Green For Conduct Detrimental To The Team

By Karl Buscheck

November 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES (95.7 THE GAME) — The Warriors have officially suspended Draymond Green for Tuesday night's game against the Hawks for conduct detrimental to the team. The ban stems from his exchange with Kevin Durant in Los Angeles on Monday night.

GM/president of Basketball Operations Bob Myers will speak at 5:35 pm. Head Coach Steve Kerr will hold his customary pregame press conference at 5:45 pm.

The news of Green's absence first came from Shams Charania:

Sam Amick added that the decision was made by Kerr. Chris B. Haynes then revealed the remarkable details, including what Green is a alleged to have said and which usually taciturn Warrior spoke up:

“Green repeatedly called Durant “‘a b----’ after he was called out by the two-time NBA Finals MVP in the huddle for not passing him the ball, sources said. The organization is of the belief that Green cut too deep in his disagreement with Durant, sources said.

Here’s video that appears to support Haynes report:

And here’s the note on the unexpected Warrior who stepped up to speak his mind:

"Klay Thompson, who is typically reserved, spoke up in the locker room to the surprise of his teammates about the altercation and stressed the importance of sticking together, sources said."