The NBA will not rescind dramond greenGreen’s 16th technical foul of the season, the league announced Thursday, meaning Green will be suspended for one game without pay.
Green will serve his suspension Friday night when the Golden State Warriors take on the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena.
The coach arrived with 40 seconds remaining in the first half of the Warriors’ 134-126 loss to the LA Clippers on Wednesday, when Green appeared to have thrown the ball to russell westbrook after Ivica Zubac I note.
After the loss, Green was confident the league would change its mind and bring his technical foul total to 15.
“I hope something changes,” Green said. “If that’s technical, then every word you say on the pitch is technical.”
If Green commits another technical foul, he will be fined a minimum of $5,000. If he gets two more, he will be suspended again.
“I never said a word to Draymond, and he never crossed the line,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said last week. “He always goes to the edge and then stops. He knows how valuable he is, I don’t have to tell him anything. He knows he can’t get the next one; we need him.”
Other than Green, the Warriors won’t have André Iguodala (left wrist fracture), Gary Payton II (pain in the right adductor) and Andrew Wiggins (personal reasons). Stephen Curry is listed as questionable with left thumb pain and kevon looney it is likely with lower back pain.
Golden State is receiving antonio cordero However, he returned after converting his two-way contract to a standard one, sources told ESPN. Lamb has been inactive in the last five contests after maxing out his 50-game limit in his double-track. Lamb cemented himself as a rotation player early in the season, and with the absence of Green and Wiggins, and possibly Looney, the Warriors desperately need more depth up front.
The Warriors are also signing the G League’s standout guard Lester Quinones to a two-way contract, sources told ESPN.