Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is set to remain sidelined for at least three weeks due to a suspension, according to recent reports. The suspension was imposed after Green struck Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkić in the face during a recent game.
The announcement was made by NBA executive Joe Dumars, who cited Green’s history of unsportsmanlike behavior as a major factor in the decision. Green, who is 33 years old, is expected to undergo counseling and work alongside the Warriors and NBA during the suspension period.
If the three-week timeframe holds true, Green will miss approximately 12 games. This marks the 20th ejection of Green’s career, and he has issued an apology to Nurkić, claiming that the hit was unintentional and that he was merely attempting to sell a foul.
Remarkably, this is Green’s sixth suspension since he started his NBA career and the second suspension he has faced this season alone. Warriors coach Steve Kerr has expressed his support for the indefinite suspension, believing that it will force Green to reconsider his approach and make significant changes in his life.
Green’s absence will undoubtedly have an impact on the Warriors’ lineup, as his defensive and leadership skills are highly valued by the team. However, this suspension also provides an opportunity for other players to step up and fill the void left by Green’s absence.
As Green serves his suspension, fans and analysts alike will be watching closely to see whether he can address his behavior and come back stronger. It remains to be seen whether this forced hiatus will be a turning point for Green and prompt him to change his approach both on and off the court.