Draymond Green RUMORS & NEWS

  • Draymond Green is texting Joel Embiid advice during playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "In Game 1 of their series, the Philadelphia 76ers — without Joel Embiid — blew the doors off the Miami Heat, winning by 27. It’s the kind of game that can lead a young team to overconfidence. That’s when Draymond Green texted Joel Embiid some words of advice, reports Jessica Camerato of NBC..." April 24

  • As smart as he is intense, don't worry about possible Draymond suspension

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When the announcement blasted from the Oracle Arena sound system that Draymond Green had been assessed with a flagrant foul the reaction from the sellout crowd was disapproval with a generous undercurrent of dread. The officials are targeting Draymond. Draymond didn’t deserve such harsh..." April 18

  • Draymond Green: 'A lot of people have forgotten what we're capable of'

    SI "Draymond Green is reminding everyone that the Warriors are primed for success in the playoffs after beating the Spurs in Game 1. "Regardless of what everyone's saying," Green said to reporters during the post game press conference. "'The Warriors have lost it. They're not together. They can't..." April 15

  • Warriors' Draymond Green: Will return Sunday

    CBS Sports "Green (pelvis) will play in the Warriors' Sunday matchup with the Jazz, Melissa Rohlin of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Green was sidelined for Friday's victory over the Hawks, but will make a quick return Sunday." March 24

  • Draymond Green exits Warriors game with pelvic contusion

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors cannot seem to stay healthy. Draymond Green left Monday night’s Warriors game against the San Antonio Spurs with what the team termed a pelvic contusion. Luckily the X-rays were negative. Green was nailed in the hip/groin area by Danny Green, who was going up for a..." March 20

  • Draymond Green Refuses To Alter His Play Despite Being On The Brink Of Suspension

    Dime Magazine "The Warriors-Timberwolves game on Sunday afternoon was notable for a number of reasons. For starters, every matchup between Western Conference opponents has potential playoff implications for just about everyone, and Minnesota has an increasingly tenuous grasp given that just a game-and-a-half..." March 12

  • Warriors an undefeated 22-0 when Draymond Green triple-doubles

    Clutch Points "Draymond Green has been the working gear behind the Golden State Warriors’ success during the past three seasons and Thursday night, it wasn’t any different, as Green stepped up in the absence of Stephen Curry to propel this team to a gut-check 110-107 win over the San Antonio Spurs. While..." March 09

  • NBA rescinds Draymond Green’s 15th technical foul

    San Jose Mercury News "The NBA announced Monday that it has rescinded Draymond Green’s 15th technical foul that he received in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, bringing his total down to 14. Green received his 15th technical foul with 1:04 remaining in the second quarter of that game after he was..." February 26

  • Draymond Green started laughing during Fergie's bizarre national anthem performance

    USA Today "Everything about the NBA All-Star Game pre-game show was laughably bad. But nothing — really, nothing! — topped Fergie’s rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. When the 25-minute introduction show finally completed, Fergie took the mic to perform the national anthem. And let’s just say it..." February 19

  • Warriors’ Draymond Green picking up technical fouls at troubling rate

    San Francisco Gate "A brash, emotional leader, Warriors forward Draymond Green is at his best when playing the villain. Try to rein in his bravado, and you risk diminishing his greatness. Therein lies the conundrum for Golden State head coach Steve Kerr over the next two months: He wants Green to continue setting..." February 12

  • Draymond fined $50K for directing 'offensive language' toward official

    NBA.com " Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been fined $50,000 for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations." February 08

  • Draymond Green to wear braces “for a couple weeks”

    San Francisco Gate "After getting elbowed in the mouth in Tuesday night’s loss to the Thunder, Warriors forward Draymond Green will wear braces for the next couple weeks. “My tooth got knocked back,” said Green, who spent a good chunk of Wednesday receiving dental work. “My big tooth, my front tooth. It is what it..." February 08

  • Draymond mum after latest ejection, clash with refs: 'I'm going to save my money'

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors had a rough night on Tuesday, falling by 20 points at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder, their second blowout loss against OKC this season. It was also a tough night for the Warriors' emotional leader, Draymond Green. The All-Star forward was ejected for the third..." February 07

  • Draymond Green: Jaylen Brown should replace John Wall in ASG

    247 Sports "With John Wall undergoing knee surgery, NBA commissioner Adam Silver now needs to pick a replacement for the Wizards guard in the 2018 All-Star Game. Warriors All-Star big man Draymond Green has an idea who Silver should pick - Celtics forward Jaylen Brown. Talking with ESPN's Chris Haynes,..." January 30

  • Warriors' Draymond Green calls out 'no neck' Brian Windhorst

    Sporting News "The Warriors didn't play Wednesday night, so instead of prepping for a game, Draymond Green was watching ESPN's "NBA Countdown" when the topic of Kevin Durant sprung into the conversation. Durant became a topic of conversation after he apologized for criticizing the officials the night before...." January 25

  • Draymond Green admits he has not been as good defensively this season

    Yardbarker "The reigning Defensive Player of the Year is making a bit of a stunning admission about his play on that end of the floor this season. In an interview with Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle that was published on Saturday, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green admitted that..." January 20

  • Draymond, Iguodala out for Warriors' game vs Bulls

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When the Warriors take the floor on Wednesday night in Chicago, they will be without two key players. Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) and Andre Iguodala (left calf contusion) are out. Draymond missed five of six games in mid-December due to the shoulder, but has appeared in 14..." January 17

  • Draymond Green does not regret suspension in 2016 NBA Finals

    Clutch Points "The rivalry of the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers is probably one of the most iconic rivalries not just in basketball but in all of sports in the present. The two teams faced in the NBA Finals for three consecutive years — a feat that even the Celtics-Lakers rivalry back in..." January 15

  • Draymond Green says Warriors should get 4 All-Stars

    Fanrag Sports "The Golden State Warriors could likely send its starting five rotation to the All-Star Game and give the Eastern Conference a run for its money. One year after Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were all picked to represent the West in the showcase, Green is touting to..." January 12

  • Draymond fined $25K for criticizing officials

    Larry Brown Sports "Draymond Green has been fined $25K by the NBA for his comments about the officiating in the league. On Sunday, the Golden State Warriors forward said the relationship between players and officials had become toxic. “It’s bad,” Green told The Athletic. “It’s horrible. It’s really bad. I don’t..." January 08

  • Draymond Green Suggests The NBA Hire A ‘Whole New Crop’ Of Referees

    Dime Magazine "One of the top stories in the NBA this season has been the suddenly apparent deterioration of the relationship between players and referees. The issue has led the president of the NBPA and the referees’ association to plan a meeting between top stars and top refs at All-Star Weekend to try and..." January 08

  • Draymond Green says growing tensions between referees and players 'ruining the game'

    The Athletic "In recent weeks, the tense relationship between NBA referees and players has come under the microscope. After a string of December ejections — which included LeBron James, Anthony Davis and one Warrior player in three straight games, highlighted by the forehead to forehead altercation between..." January 07

  • Draymond Green tweaks ankle during Warriors scrimmage

    Clutch Points "With three days off before their game on Wednesday versus the Dallas Mavericks, the Golden State Warriors took advantage of it by having a full practice on Tuesday, including a scrimmage. However, instead of benefitting from it, the team witnessed one of their players go down with an injury as..." January 03

  • Draymond Green ejected after two technicals in 47 seconds

    CBS Sports "Draymond Green had a short night on Saturday. The Golden State Warriors' boisterous forward was ejected just a few minutes into the second quarter of their matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies after picking up two technical fouls in a 47-second span. Green got the first technical with 10:32..." December 31

  • Draymond Green declines to speak to media after ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Draymond Green was in no mood to talk with the media after his quick ejection from Saturday night’s Golden State Warriors-Memphis Grizzlies game. Green was ejected from the game after being called for two technical fouls. Here’s the play that led to Green receiving his second technical foul,..." December 31

  • Draymond endorses Durant for NBA Defensive Player of the Year

    SLAM Online "Is Kevin Durant the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year so far? Draymond Green, who won the award last season, certainly seems to think so. Durant is just happy that people are finally giving his defense the credit he thinks it deserves. KD had three blocks Wednesday night—his 10th game in a..." December 28

  • Draymond: L2M reports are 'pointless'

    Clutch Points "Following the Golden State Warriors’ win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, there was much made about the officiating in the final couple of minutes of the fourth quarter. In response to that, the NBA released the last two-minute report that stated that the referees missed three calls late in the..." December 27

  • Draymond Green Joins Exclusive Company

    The Sports Post "The Golden State Warriors didn’t need Steph Curry to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas. But, they did need one helluva performance from Draymond Green. Of course, folks are going to say this is almost the bare minimum required for a triple-double. And while they’d be right, it’s still a..." December 26

  • Warriors’ Draymond Green cleared to play vs. Lakers

    San Francisco Gate "It’s official: Warriors forward Draymond Green will play Friday night against the Lakers after missing five of the past six games, including four in a row, with a sore right shoulder. Green wanted to play in Wednesday night’s win over Memphis, but was held out because he hadn’t had any live..." December 22

  • Draymond Green compensated for absence with behind-the-scenes leadership

    San Jose Mercury News "No longer could Draymond Green intimidate scorers, bark at officials or spark the Warriors’ on-court intensity. So while Green sat in street clothes while nursing soreness in his right shoulder, the Warriors’ forward found one way to channel his frustrations into something positive. He offered..." December 22

  • Bob Myers says he expects Draymond Green back Friday or Saturday

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors forward Draymond Green is officially listed as doubtful for Wednesday night’s game against Memphis, but general manager Bob Myers expects Green to return from his nagging shoulder injury later in the week. “He wanted to play today, but he's being cautious,” Myers said Wednesday..." December 21

  • Steve Kerr says an injured Draymond Green is not a happy camper

    San Jose Mercury News "Draymond Green remains out with a sore right shoulder, an injury that Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr said wasn’t necessarily caused by anything specific that happened during a game or practice. “It just got sore, probably wear and tear,” Kerr said Sunday. “There’s nothing we can do about it. I..." December 18

  • Steve Kerr: Draymond Green shoulder issues ‘a little bit concerning’

    Larry Brown Sports "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is still not ready to play as he nurses a shoulder injury, and there is some growing concern in the team about his recovery. Coach Steve Kerr admitted that, while the Warriors still feel Green’s injury isn’t serious, there is a bit of growing concern..." December 16

  • Report: Draymond Green’s injury lingering, doubtful for Dallas

    Clutch Points "Having already missed two of their last three games, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may once again be forced to sit out their game on Thursday versus the Dallas Mavericks due to lingering effects of his shoulder injury. The development was confirmed by head coach Steve Kerr, via..." December 14

  • Kerr: Draymond 'was an absolute monster; exactly where he needs to be'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Draymond Green only scored two points against the Pistons last Friday night. He went 0-for-5 from 3-point territory. But the reigning Defensive Player of Year dished out 13 assists to go along with 6 rebounds, 6 blocks (tied a career high) and 3 steals. "He was brilliant," Steve Kerr told..." December 11

  • Draymond Green says Kings ‘really athletic’ minus Zach Randolph

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors are looking to keep their two-game win streak going tonight as they square off against the lowly Sacramento Kings. Although the Kings have largely struggled the entire 2017-18 NBA season, their explosive, young core still helps them match up athletically with just about..." November 28

  • Draymond Green says ‘more guys should be like’ Jordan Bell

    Clutch Points "Jordan Bell’s road to the NBA has been a rollercoaster with huge ups like a mythical five-by-five during the Summer League and downs like sitting four consecutive games as the likes of Kevon Looney, David West, and JaVale McGee see divided minutes on the floor. In near poetic justice, Bell got..." November 27

  • Draymond Green and Kevin Durant out for Friday’s game vs Bulls

    San Jose Mercury News "As the Warriors look to get back to their winning ways Friday night against the Chicago Bulls, they’ll have to do so without forwards Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. While Durant will be held out with a sprained ankle suffered in Saturday’s game against the Sixers, Green will miss his first..." November 24

  • Draymond Green on double techs: 'Maybe everyone should stop playing with passion'

    CBS Sports "Draymond Green is an emotional guy that plays with a fire and demeanor that can get him into trouble. He'll pick up technical fouls for a lot of reasons whether it's arguing with officials, talking trash, or getting too physical with his opponents. He was once suspended from a game in the NBA..." November 23

  • Former Michigan State player’s suit against Draymond Green halted in California

    Lansing State Journal "A California judge ruled Thursday that if a former Michigan State football player wants to seek monetary damages from NBA star Draymond Green, he'll have to do it Michigan. It was unclear Thursday night if Jermaine Edmondson, the former MSU player, will file a civil lawsuit against Green over..." November 17

  • Draymond Green responds to Mark Cuban’s criticism over use of term ‘owner’

    San Francisco Chronicle "Speaking Thursday afternoon to a standing-room-only crowd at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Warriors forward Draymond Green detailed why he feels so strongly that “chairman” should replace the term “owner” in sports. “When you look at the word ‘owner,’ it really dates back to..." November 17

  • Draymond: 'Mood' Instagram post wasn't meant to troll LeBron

    Clutch Points "Draymond Green defended his Instagram post after seeing many new outlets deem it a petty shot to LeBron James and his struggling Cleveland Cavaliers. James posted a picture of the cartoon Arthur with a clenched fist with the caption “mood” — after losing a narrow game against the Atlanta Hawks,..." November 07

  • Draymond Green Declines To Respond To Mark Cuban's Comments

    Real GM Basketball "Draymond Green declined to comment further on remarks made by Mark Cuban. Cuban said Green owed the NBA an apology for suggesting the term "owner" has a bad connotation. "Nobody can prep me," said Green. "I'm going to always say what I want. Ain't no prepping me. At all. Ever. Don't ever..." November 06

  • Draymond says Izzo told him to quit complaining to refs

    247 Sports "Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has always worn his emotions on his sleeve and that has led to a number of instances over the years where that attitude gets him in trouble with the league's referees. With Green recently getting into a dust-up with Washington Wizards guard Bradley..." November 05

  • Warriors teammates defend Draymond Green after Mark Cuban criticism

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green acknowledged Saturday that he has read Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's remarks about him, but he elected not to comment further on the matter. Asked if he was advised not to address Cuban's comments to ESPN, Green responded: "Nobody can prep me...." November 04

  • Mark Cuban to Draymond Green: We own equity, not people

    ESPN "Mark Cuban said he believes Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green "owes the NBA an apology" for criticizing the usage of the term "owner" in sports. Green made the statement last week as part of an Instagram post reacting to Houston Texans owner Bob McNair's controversial comment that..." November 04

  • Draymond Green Calls Out Blazers GM for Flashing Middle Finger

    SLAM Online "Draymond Green‘s $25K fine for his role in the altercation with Bradley Beal “came as no surprise” to the All-Star forward. Green was quick to point out a lack of consistency in the NBA’s handing out of punishment: the League didn’t do anything about Blazers GM Neil Olshey apparently flipping..." October 31

  • Draymond Green Rips NBA Rules After $25,000 Fine

    SI "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green says he doesn't understand why he received a $25,000 fine from the NBA for his altercation with Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal. In the first half of the Warriors victory over the Wizards on Friday, the two players were trying to get position..." October 30

  • NBA fines Beal, Oubre, Green for scuffle; Morris, Felix suspended

    NBA.com "Washington Wizards guard Carrick Felix and forward Markieff Morris have each been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, which Wizards guard..." October 29

  • Cavs' Lue won't compare Gurriel's suspension to Draymond's in 2016 Finals

    ESPN "As epic as the Cleveland Cavaliers' comeback from down 3-1 to the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals was, there are people who believe it never would have happened had Draymond Green not been suspended for Game 5. That includes Green himself. "I have a strong belief that if I play in..." October 29

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