Draymond Green Earns A One-Game ⚽ Suspension On Disciplinary Grounds

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Draymond Green is a very well-known name in the NBA world. For the unversed, let me inform you that Draymond plays as a power forward for the Golden State Warriors in NBA. In fact, he is a much-decorated player. He has already bagged four NBA Champion titles, along with two Olympic Gold medals. In addition, he is also a seven-time member of the All-Defensive Team, a four-time NBA All-Star and a two-time member of the All-NBA Team. Therefore, we can well understand how influential a player he is for the Warriors. 

Green has been instrumental for the Warriors since 2012 when the team picked him up as the 35th overall pick in the second round of the NBA draft. In fact, he has helped the Warriors to become NBA Champions for three consecutive seasons from 2015 to 2018. Then again, in 2022 he guided his team to a fourth NBA title. For the United States National team, he has also earned huge success, winning two gold medals in the Olympics. However, recently, he became a part of a controversy, which saw him get suspended without pay for one game. Therefore, if you wish to know more about this interesting news, then this article is the perfect stop for you. 

What Green Did 

What Green Did 

On Monday, the Warriors faced the Sacramento Kings in Game 2. As the game went into the fourth quarter, the Warriors were in the lead. When the fourth quarter was still left for 7:03 minutes, the Warriors’ lead was 91-87. The incident occurred at this time. Malik Monk of Sacramento missed a shot and at that time, Green stomped over the chest of Domantas Sabonis. 

Sabonis was down on the pitch and was holding the right ankle of Green, as the power forward was attempting to run for an offence. However, Green broke free from the hold of Sabonis and then stomped on his chest The referee immediately intervene and issued a flagrant foul two for Green. This meant his automatic ejection from the game. Then he awarded a technical foul to Sabonis. You can watch the incident through this link. Though the Warriors went past their opponent by a margin of 114-106, they will miss Green’s service for the next game. 

Green’s Disciplinary Record

Green’s Disciplinary Record

This is not the first time, that the Warriors’ power forward has stepped into a disciplinary issue. He has violated the disciplinary codes earlier also both in the league and in the playoffs. One such notable incident occurred in the 2016 NBA Finals. At that time, the Warriors faced the Cleveland Cavaliers. Green became involved in a disciplinary issue with LaBron James and received a flagrant foul two. 

This happened in Game 4. Thus, Green was suspended for Game 5. That time, his suspension proved costly. The Warriors were leading the series by 3-1. After Green’s suspension, the Cavaliers overcame the deficit and even went on to snatch the title. 

Green’s Explanation

After the match, Green spoke about the incident and offered an explanation for the incident. He stated that this was the second time that someone grabbed his legs in a game in two nights. The power forward seemed angry as he added that the referees never take note of that. He further went on to add that he is not that flexible a person, to stretch his leg that far to land. Therefore, according to him, he did not stomp over the chest of Sabonis intentionally and it was a mere accident.

FAQs

1. Why did the NBA suspend Green?

Green stomped over the chest of Sabonis during a game on Monday. Therefore, the suspension comes as a form of disciplinary action against him.

2. For how many games has Green been suspended?

Green will miss one game due to suspension. 

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