NBA suspends Draymond Green from Warriors indefinitely
Draymond Green suspended indefinitely by NBA for hitting Jusuf Nurkic in the face, facing 18th career ejection. San Francisco— Draymond Green, the Golden State Warriors forward, has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA after receiving his second suspension this season. He was penalized for hitting Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkic in the face and receiving a Flagrant 2 foul and ejection. The NBA’s operations chief, Joe Dumars, stated that the suspension begins immediately and that Green will be required to meet league and team conditions before being allowed to return to play. The league noted that Green’s suspension was due to his repeated history of unsportsmanlike acts. The Warriors have not yet issued a statement but expect to address Green’s suspension at an upcoming shootaround. The incident took place during a game in Phoenix, where Green and Nurkic were fighting for position near the baseline corner, and Green’s actions were deemed unrelated to basketball. Green has faced multiple suspensions in the past, and little precedent exists for an indefinite suspension in the NBA. Green has a reputation for being a highly competitive player, which has sometimes led to him crossing the line, resulting in penalties and disciplinary actions. Despite his behavior, Green remains an integral part of the Warriors team. He is known for his fiery and aggressive style of play, which has caused some tension within the team and with other players. However, the Warriors’ general manager, Mike Dunleavy, has expressed his commitment to retaining Green and his belief in the player’s talent and contributions to the team. Green’s suspension comes at a critical time for the Warriors, and it remains to be seen how the team will respond to this latest disciplinary action. Regardless, Green’s presence and performance on the court will be sorely missed during his absence.