Draymond Green RUMORS & NEWS

  • Durant 'didn't really notice' 1st time playing with Thompson, Green

    The Score "It was only for a short two-minute span, but for the first time since agreeing to sign with the 73-win Golden State Warriors near the start of free agency, Kevin Durant was on the floor in an actual game with his new teammates in Draymond Green and Klay Thompson for the U.S. men's Olympic..." July 23

  • Draymond Green reaches plea deal on assault charge

    Lansing State Journal "NBA star Draymond Green has reached a plea agreement that will allow him to avoid jail time and reduce the charges he faced for allegedly slapping a Michigan State University football player to a noise violation, officials announced Friday. Green will pay a $500 fine and $60 restitution fee. He..." July 22

  • Draymond says he texted Durant as friend, not recruiter

    The Score "There are few people, if any, more excited about Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors than Draymond Green. It's no secret the two are friends and that Green was instrumental in recruiting the former league MVP. The 26-year-old Michigan native clarified, however, that while he's pals..." July 19

  • Draymond Green on adding KD: 'I'd sacrifice everything for championships'

    Yahoo! Sports "The credit for which moment, which words, which person helped push Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors has been passed around better than the ball movement for one of the team’s precision-orchestrated offensive possessions. Durant acknowledged at his introductory news conference that the..." July 19

  • Draymond Green apologized to Olympic teammates for arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "Draymond Green’s abrasive personality is both blessing and curse. But in representing our country at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Green will have to leave it at the door, and he understands that. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said on Monday that Green has apologized to his..." July 18

  • Report: Draymond Green's Crew Also Allegedly Choked MSU Cornerback's Girlfriend

    12 Up "​The Draymond Green incident just got another chapter added to it. Here's what we already knew: Green punched Michigan State cornerback Jermaine Edmondson at a bar in East Lansing, Michigan, for which he was arrested and charged with assault. After the police report was released, it seems as..." July 15

  • Draymond Green court hearing to be held before Olympics

    The Score "A judge has agreed to move a hearing for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in his misdemeanor assault and battery case before he leaves next month for the Olympics. The Lansing State Journal reports that a pre-trial conference originally set for Aug. 4 will be held next Thursday. The..." July 14

  • Charles Barkley praises Draymond Green after arrest: 'More power to Draymond'

    USA Today "Charles Barkley doesn’t have a problem with Draymond Green’s arrest Sunday morning for allegedly assaulting Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson. The TNT analyst and Hall of Famer thinks that Green was justified to confront a heckling fan. In an interview with ESPN’s Dan Le Batard..." July 14

  • Draymond alleged victim tells police he was choked, punched

    Yahoo! Sports "In his first public comments since his assault and battery arrest over the weekend in East Lansing, Mich., Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green told ESPN he expects the matter to be “resolved really quickly,” but the police report tells a more complicated, albeit one-sided,..." July 14

  • Police Report: Draymond Green Acts Like That In Real Life, Apparently

    Deadspin "Draymond Green was arrested on Sunday for an alleged assault. Details started to trickle out that Green had slapped a taunting fan, who was later rumored to be Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson. The incident report came out today, and it confirms that the altercation took place..." July 13

  • Warriors' Draymond Green on arrest: 'I can't put myself in certain situations'

    CBS Sports "Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green was reportedly arrested on Sunday for an altercation in a bar in East Lansing, Michigan. Green was released though on a $200 bond and will be arraigned in court for the incident on July 20. If convicted, Green could serve a maximum 93 days in..." July 13

  • Magic Johnson voices support for Draymond Green following assault arrest

    College Spun "Draymond Green was arrested in East Lansing, Mich. over the weekend for an alleged assault. The Golden State Warriors’ star forward allegedly slapped a taunting fan at a nightclub. Magic Johnson took to Twitter this afternoon to voice his support for Green, who, like Magic, played collegiately..." July 12

  • Draymond Green reportedly slapped taunting fan at nightclub

    Larry Brown Sports "Draymond Green was arrested for suspicion of assault over the weekend, and various reports indicate he was at a nightclub in East Lansing when the incident took place. Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle heard from a source that Green hit a fan who was taunting him and there were no..." July 12

  • Draymond Green arrested for assault in East Lansing

    Michigan Live "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green -- the former Michigan State star and member of this summer's United States Olympic men's basketball team -- was arrested for assault Sunday in East Lansing, according to MLive sources. The details of Green's arrest are unknown at this time. "The..." July 11

  • Durant's Friendship With Draymond Bothered Thunder Teammates

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder just a few days ago and already stories are pouring out about his time there. While most of those tales should be taken with a grain of salt, one popped up makes a ton of sense. Apparently Durant’s teammates in Oklahoma City were irked by his friendship..." July 07

  • Draymond Green: Finals loss will 'never wear off' but ready for Rio

    ESPN "It has been just over seven days since Game 7, and Draymond Green is still reeling from the NBA Finals loss to Cleveland. "That will never wear off," Green said, even as he was proud to be introduced with the rest of the 2016 USA Men's Basketball Olympic squad at a youth clinic in Harlem. "We..." June 28

  • Is Draymond Green Throwing Shade At Klay Thompson For Not Congratulating The Cavs?

    Uproxx "Say what you will about Draymond Green and his cockiness and his borderline questionable play, but at the end Game 7 on Sunday, when the Cleveland Cavaliers had just spoiled his team’s historic season and snatched away the NBA title on their home court, the Warriors’ forward swallowed his pride..." June 21

  • Draymond Green Dancing on the Stairs at a Strip Club

    The Big Lead "Draymond Green went to Ace of Diamonds in Los Angeles on Monday night. Ace of Diamonds is a strip club that is only open on Monday nights, so the Warriors perfectly timed their collapse so that the guy who was suspended for Game 5 could dance his troubles away at a strip club. TMZ has video of..." June 21

  • Draymond Green accepts invitation to play for USA Basketball in Rio

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green recently accepted an invitation to play for USA Basketball at the 2016 Rio Olympics, a source told The Undefeated on Monday. Green has never played for USA Basketball's national team but previously has played on the 2015 USA Showcase and on Team..." June 21

  • Report: Draymond Green called LeBron James a f—kboy

    Sporting News "During Game 4 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and Draymond Green got into a passionate altercation, which eventually ended with the Warriors forward being suspended one game. It was a rare sight to see James so emotional on the court, especially as play continued. During his postgame press..." June 16

  • Jeff Van Gundy thinks the NBA bungled Draymond Green's suspension

    Fox Sports "Draymond Green was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after he was assessed his fourth flagrant foul of the postseason for this incident with LeBron James in Game 4. With the Golden State Warriors leading the Cleveland Cavaliers 3-1 in the series, it wasn't as big of a controversy as it..." June 16

  • The Cavs Reportedly Wanted Draymond Green Suspended For Two Games

    Dime Magazine "Defensive stalwart and destroyer of testicles Draymond Green was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The infraction that led to his banishment was a forceful hand to the undercarriage of LeBron James, but the one-game punishment was based on his continuous assault’s on man’s most sensitive..." June 16

  • Time for Draymond Green to make amends

    East Bay Times "All that's left for Draymond Green are reparations. He has apologized to his teammates -- a heartfelt text to their group chat did the trick. He had the talk with star Stephen Curry, as the two are prone to do, about leading this team to one more victory, one more championship. He has endured..." June 16

  • Green takes responsibility for suspension: ‘I let my team down’

    Larry Brown Sports "Draymond Green spoke Wednesday for the first time since he was suspended for picking up his fourth flagrant foul of the playoffs, and he took responsibility for his actions. In a series of quotes, Green called himself out for being a poor teammate and leader and said he had to do better going..." June 16

  • Tim Donaghy: NBA suspended Draymond Green to prolong Finals

    SI "Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy believes that the league decided to suspend Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a better chance to extend the NBA Finals. Speaking on SI Now, Donaghy, who was forced out of the league in 2007 after his involvement in a..." June 15

  • A's fans chanted 'MVP' at Draymond Green while he left the bathroom

    USA Today "Draymond Green was suspended for Monday night’s Game 5, which meant that he wasn’t allowed in Oracle Arena from two hours before the game until the game ended. But Green and the Warriors worked on a plan to book a suite at the A’s game at O.co Coliseum right next to the arena and have him come..." June 14

  • Draymond must leave Oracle Arena 2 hours before tipoff

    The Score "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will not be attending Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night and must leave Oracle Arena two hours prior to tipoff, ESPN's Marc Stein reports, citing sources. Green was handed a one-game suspension on Sunday for..." June 13

  • Draymond Can’t Even Buy a Ticket to Game & Sit With Fans

    Black Sports Online "While it is trying to get sorted out by the NBA how Draymond can celebrate with Warriors if they win Game 5. I found something interesting. What had been quoted about him paying a $500 fine to be in the building is a little outdated, it is actually $2000 according to the latest NBA rule book." June 13

  • Draymond Green Reportedly Called LeBron James a "B*tch" Twice During Game 4 Confrontation

    Complex "At this point, you’ve probably seen the confrontation that Draymond Green and LeBron James got into during Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals dozens of times, especially now that Green has been suspended for his role in it. During the confrontation, LeBron stepped over Green and Green responded by..." June 13

  • Draymond Green suspension grants NBA Finals a giant, juicy reprieve

    Sportsnet "The 2016 NBA Finals pitting the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors was poised to be one of the most memorable in recent times, not the complete dud it has been through four games. What a missed opportunity. If you dared to dream you could see it as an exclamation point for..." June 13

  • Draymond Green Isn't Dirty, He's Misunderstood

    Complex "Earlier today, the NBA suspended Golden State Warriors all-star forward Draymond Green from Monday's Game 5 of the NBA Finals after Green was assessed a flagrant foul 1 for this play on LeBron James. The latest flagrant brought Green's total to four for the playoffs, resulting in an automatic..." June 13

  • Sources: Draymond Green pushing to attend Game 5

    Yahoo! Sports "Hours after a sanctioned suspension from the NBA, Draymond Green sat inside the locker room inside the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility, working the phones. The fearlessness and swagger of Green drives these Warriors, but his retaliation to LeBron James late Friday in Game 4, while the..." June 12

  • Draymond Green suspended for Game 5 of NBA Finals

    The Score "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will be suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the league announced Sunday. Green struck LeBron James between the legs late in the fourth quarter of Game 4 after James shoved Green to the ground and proceeded to walk over him. A double foul was..." June 12

  • Cavs Are Pressing NBA to Suspend Draymond Green

    Black Sports Online "It is a desperation move by Cavs and one that they have to make. With that being said the fact LeBron stepped over him might be what saves Draymond." June 12

  • Draymond Green would be allowed to celebrate with Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "As part of his suspension for accumulating another flagrant 1 foul in the playoffs, Draymond Green will not be allowed to attend Game 5 of the NBA Finals between his Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday at Oracle Arena. This is somewhat controversial because the Warriors..." June 12

  • Barkley: Draymond Green had a 'moral obligation' to punch LeBron James' groin

    CBS Sports "With Monday's Game 5 of the NBA Finals approaching, the Golden State Warriors are reportedly growing concerned that forward Draymond Green might be suspended for his apparent low blow to LeBron James late in the fourth quarter of Game 4. The Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, are "pushing hard" for..." June 12

  • Warriors have growing concern Green will be suspended for Game 5

    Basketball Insiders "An incident involving Draymond Green and LeBron James late in Friday night’s Game 4 of the NBA Finals is under league review, and there is growing concern among the Golden State Warriors that Green could be suspended for Monday night’s Game 5, sources told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears. " June 12

  • How Draymond Green and Kevin Love wage war -- on their weight

    ESPN "Kevin Love fervently believes you are what you eat. In fact, he literally counts on it. "Not 10 almonds, not 18 almonds -- 14 almonds,'' trainer Rob McClanaghan says when discussing Love, his most dedicated client. "Kevin is exactly on point. If he's supposed to eat every two hours, then on the..." June 12

  • Draymond/LeBron Game 4 incident under review

    The Score "Friday night's Game 4 scuffle between Draymond Green and LeBron James is under league review, ESPN's Marc Stein reports, citing sources. There is currently no timetable for a ruling. Green appeared to strike James in the groin during their fourth-quarter tangle-up, after the Cavaliers forward..." June 11

  • Draymond Green doesn't have to score to be the Warriors' NBA Finals MVP

    SB Nation "A quick look at the box score will reveal that the Splash Brothers came alive in the Warriors' Game 4 win over the Cavaliers. Stephen Curry had 35 points, while Klay Thompson scored 25 on just 14 shots. After really struggling in the first three matchups, Golden State's elite backcourt showed up..." June 11

  • After LeBron James-Draymond Green altercation, James upset, Green could be suspended

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Late in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Warriors forward Draymond Green was caught on camera punching Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin in the middle of play." June 11

  • Draymond Green: 'Soft' Warriors were 'punked' in Game 3 loss

    ESPN "Draymond Green had a simple explanation for why the Golden State Warriors lost by 30 points in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. "We were extremely soft," the Warriors' All-Star forward said after practice on Thursday. "We got bullied, punked, whatever word you can find for it."" June 10

  • LeBron James guarding Draymond Green changed everything for the Cavaliers

    SB Nation "The easy way to explain the Cavaliers' 30-point victory in Game 3 of the NBA Finals is that they played hard and the Warriors didn't. Unsurprisingly, that was the immediate talking point of both head coaches after the game. "The only change is just playing hard, I think competing for 48..." June 09

  • Draymond Green says Warriors 'got bullied' in Game 3 loss to Cavaliers

    USA Today "The Golden State warriors entered Wednesday night's Game 3 in complete control of their NBA Finals series with the Cleveland Cavaliers after winning Games 1 and 2 by 48 points combined. Cleveland punched right back with a 120-90 Game 3 victory, and now, with a pivotal Game 4 set for Friday night..." June 09

  • Passing up Draymond haunts Dan Gilbert

    The Score "Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has plenty of reasons to smile. After all, his team has made it to two straight NBA Finals and his company, Quicken Loans, is valued at over $5 billion. And yet, Gilbert remains haunted by a decision (not the comic sans letter) that he made in..." June 09

  • Warriors' Draymond Green plays with fire that burns opponents more than his own team

    Orange County Register "This, when it means so much and when everyone is watching, is the easy part. The games against Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Mich., the ones against Michigan in college, the ones against the Clippers or the ones for the Larry O’Brien trophy never require him to be creative. It’s the..." June 06

  • Draymond Green is on the edge

    SB Nation "Here’s a mildly bold statement: Draymond Green was the best player on the floor in Game 1 of the Finals. While Green didn’t offer the gaudy shooting numbers of reserve hero Shaun Livingston and he didn’t draw the primetime defensive assignment against LeBron James like Andre Iguodala, Green had..." June 05

  • Draymond Green thought Warriors ‘Strength in Numbers’ slogan was ‘corny’

    Larry Brown Sports "“Strength in Numbers” has become something of a rallying cry for the Golden State Warriors since Steve Kerr took over as coach. Kerr’s brainchild went from locker room rally cry to marketing slogan to something of a movement among Warriors fans, and it features heavily in their promotional..." June 04

  • Draymond Not Happy When Asked About Kicking Kyrie

    Black Sports Online "Draymond Green played a great game and was a huge part of the Golden State run at the end of the 3rd quarter but once again his wild feet were the topic of discussion post-game and for good reason. " June 03

  • Draymond Green on kick to Kyrie Irving: 'Bodies react a certain type of way'

    USA Today "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green — whose groin kick to Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in the Western Conference finals led to league-wide speculation — was involved in another leg-flailing incident in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. As Green fell backwards to..." June 03

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