It appears that Draymond Green’s troubles extend beyond his crotch-kicking capabilities. ESPN released a detailed article stamping down the exact time when the Golden State Warriors’ forward’s life started getting chaotic which pushed his teammates to the edge of their own sanity.
Green had to be separated from his teammates during games and practices after Steve Kerr was sidelined with back issues and Luke Walton took the reigns, the article says. While the Warriors excelled those following months, things started getting tense with Green after the team’s first blowout loss of the 2015-16 season to the Detroit Pistons on January 17. At least, that’s when everything became more noticeable to the media.
According to former Dubs center Marreese Speights, there was one teammate in particular that Green kept getting into altercations with:
“Draymond f—ed up practice and s—,” Speights said. “Draymond’s a good guy, but I think at the end of the day, it hurt the whole chemistry of the year.” One player in particular, he says, took much of the heat: “Draymond and Klay got into it a lot.”
The article, written by ESPN Staff Writer Ethan Sherwood Strauss, goes into detail about Green’s outbursts before and after Kerr’s return to the team and how his teammates privately voted to fine him whenever he had an altercation of sorts.
The article in its entirety can be read here.