Draymond Green Suspended After Bringing Up Kevin Durant’s Free Agency During Fight

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Getty Kevin Durant and Draymond Green during the 2018 NBA Finals.

The discussion surrounding Draymond Green and Kevin Durant is not going anywhere anytime soon. The two got into a verbal fight during the Warriors matchup against the Clippers. Things did not end on the court according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania who reported the altercation carried over into the locker room where Green brought up Durant’s impending free agency.

Sources: In midst of verbal exchange on court late in Monday’s game, Draymond Green challenged Kevin Durant about Durant’s impending free agency. As teammates came at Green about his turnover, he responded. This has been a simmering issue for the Warriors today.

Not only did Green bring the issue up during their disagreement, but a video has emerged of Durant potentially discussing his desire to leave the Warriors.


Kevin Durant Appears to Say “That’s Why I’m Out”

After the altercation on the court, Durant appears to utter, “That’s Why I’m Out” in the above video. Durant was speaking with Andre Iguodala, and even if Durant did say these words it does not necessarily mean he was referring to free agency. Given what we know about the words exchanged with Green, it does make a lot of sense if Durant was referencing potentially leaving the team next summer.


Draymond Green Reportedly Called Kevin Durant a “Bitch” Multiple Times

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Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes detailed the altercation reporting that Green called Durant a “bitch” multiple times.

Draymond Green’s one-game suspension for “conduct detrimental to the team” came after he repeatedly called Kevin Durant a “bitch” in a verbal confrontation between the two stars during the Golden State Warriors’ loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Yahoo Sports first reported Green would be held out of Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks at Oracle Arena before the Warriors announced the suspension without pay.

Durant called out Green in the huddle for not passing him the ball at the end of regulation in Monday’s game, which prompted Green to fire back at Durant, sources said. The organization is of the belief that Green cut too deep in his disagreement with Durant, sources said.


Verbal Fight Between Durant & Green Exposes the Warriors

Stephen A. questions if Draymond Green-Kevin Durant incident will impact Warriors | SportsCenterStephen A. Smith joins SportsCenter to speculate if the Draymond Green-Kevin Durant incident at the end of regulation of Warriors vs. Clippers will impact Golden State for the long term this season. Draymond Green was suspended without pay for their game vs. the Atlanta Hawks. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC ✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on Social Media: ► Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/espn ► Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/espn ► Follow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/espn Visit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on ESPN.com: http://www.espn.com2018-11-14T01:34:03.000Z

Not only does this altercation show the tension in the Warriors locker room, but it shows that Durant’s future is not just something that is a media topic. The rumors of Durant’s potential departure appear to be impacting the team.

The Warriors suspended Green for their game against the Hawks. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears described the intensity of the exchange.

After the 121-116 overtime loss to the LA Clippers, some witnesses described the closed-door exchange as one of the most intense of this Warriors era. No one had to be separated, no player left his seat and no hint of physicality loomed in the setting, sources said.

Durant’s impending free agency heightens the sensitivity of the turmoil.