Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green ‘gains discipline for forcefully hitting teammate Jordan Poole in heated altercation during practice’ after tensions mounted over ‘a change in young guard’s demeanor’
- Draymond Green may risk discipline for an altercation with Jordan Poole
- Poole and Green are reportedly known to hate arguing in practice
- The two players came chest to chest before pushing and pushing each other
- Green escalated the altercation by attacking Poole before they were separated
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Draymond Green may face internal discipline from the Golden State Warriors after a physical altercation with teammate Jordan Poole, according to Shams Charania of the athletic.
As the NBA preseason kicks off, the defending champions have reportedly been having a bit of a fight between two key players.
According to the report, Green was involved in a heated interaction with Poole, which escalated into him beating the guard.
Draymond Green (L) may face discipline after altercation with Jordan Poole (R)
The build-up came from teammates noticing a change in Poole’s behavior during the camp
The Warriors reportedly paused training after the altercation, trying to calm tension in the locker room.
Green and Poole are said to have approached each other and were face to face, with both players pushing and pushing each other.
Green reportedly escalated the matter by hitting Poole, which led to staff and players stepping in and quickly breaking up the pair.
Poole and Green are known for their field arguments, but some within Warriors management believe this incident has crossed a line and are concerned about Wednesday’s escalation.
Poole and Green are known for their arguments in practice, but the incident raised concern
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPNPoole was uninjured and completed his training before leaving the practice floor.
Meanwhile, Green apologized after the incident, according to Yahoo Sports Chris Haynes.
The build-up has also been reported to have stemmed from teammates noticing a change in Poole’s behavior during training camp.
Poole was about to land a lucrative Warriors contract extension and it has been speculated that the change in his attitude stems from the possibility of a new deal.
Green, who earned his fourth All-Star nod in his career last season, is entering his 11th year in the league. The veteran striker, now 32, averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game.
Poole, 23, is entering his fourth NBA season. The 23-year-old guard averaged 18.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in 2021-2022.
Some within Warriors management (R manager Steve Kerr) believe this incident has crossed a line