On Tuesday, Draymond Green was once again in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons after getting into an argument with the Phoenix Suns’ Jusuf Nurkic during their game. When that happened, the Golden State Warriors were in the lead. In the end, the Phoenix Suns were able to turn things around and hand their opponents their sixth straight road loss.
The referees gave Green a flagrant double pointer for his wild forearm against Nurkic after playing seventeen minutes. The Warriors’ star player finished the game with three turnovers, two rebounds, two assists and two points. However, Nurkic was able to continue playing and finished the game with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists for the Suns.In the postgame press conference, the Bosnian center was asked about Draymond Green’s antics. All Nurkic could hope for was that Green wouldn’t strangle him like he did Rudy Gobert last month. He said:The Suns defeated the Warriors 119-116 to bring their record to 13-10. The next three games against the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Washington Wizards will be played at Footprint Center. Draymond Green apologized to Jusuf Nurkic in the post-game presserWith his third sack of the season, Draymond Green is currently in trouble. Everyone listened to him justify his attack on Jusuf Nurkic. Immediately after the match a green apologies for the availability of the media appeared. He declared that he had no intention of hitting the Bosnian centerHe said:Green has been sacked 19 times in his career, more than any other active player. This was his third dismissal from the current campaign. He picked up two technical fouls during the Warriors’ Nov. 11 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, leading to his ejection. He had a fight with Donovan Mitchell in that game. A few days later, on November 15, he decided to strangle Rudy Gobert during the Warriors’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In that match he was immediately sent off and the incident cost him a five-match ban. Given his consistent behavior this season and last, it’s likely the league will punish him even more for what he did to Nurkic. Green’s averages through 15 games are 10.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists.