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Two months later, Draymond Green returns to the incident with Jordan Poole

The video had been around the world as soon as TMZ revealed it. Inevitably, even if the life of a locker room can be animated, we do not see every day an NBA player like Draymond Green sticking such a punch to one of his teammates, Jordan Poole in this case.

Water has flowed under the bridges since this episode which occurred in preseason. The player was suspended, apologized, and after a rocky start, the Warriors got back to winning ways.

Almost two months after the events, Draymond Green returned to this incident in an interview for Andscape. In particular, it took him time to regain his status as locker room leader and analyze the situation to try to repair what could be repaired.

“I wouldn’t necessarily say it made me less vocal. No, it doesn’t change me. You just have to assess things” he explains. “You have to take a step back and assess the situation. We can’t be so quick to act. You have to be quick to observe, to assess what is happening, but not to speak. You have to be quick to figure out what the issues are. That’s what I do. I’m not that quick to talk. I observe and determine what needs to be done and what needs to be said. Observe and find a solution. »

A relationship that has become “excellent” again

His suspension and his time away from the field allowed him to take stock and learn from his mistakes.

“I took a lot of perspective during this period. You really do a deep introspection on yourself, on the things around you. I’m grateful because it was a time when I was able to learn, and I feel that any time I’m able to learn something is great.”he continued. “I learned a lot about myself, about others, about people in certain situations. I learned a lot about myself in these situations. And that’s how these things go beyond the team situation or the basketball court. We carry these experiences into everyday life.

As for his relationship with Jordan Poole, everything is back to normal according to him.

“We are teammates. As I am with any teammate. I come to work. I’ll do my best to help a guy. I will do everything I can to help the team. This is how we are”he added. “Yes, our relationship is excellent. There is no problem about that”.

It now remains to collect the point of view of the “victim”, who has remained discreet on the subject.

Draymond Green Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2012-13 GOS 79 13 32.7 20.9 81.8 0.7 2.6 3.3 0.7 2.0 0.5 0.7 0.3 2.9
2013-14 GOS 82 22 40.7 33.3 66.7 1.1 3.9 5.0 1.9 2.8 1.2 1.1 0.9 6.2
2014-15 GOS 79 32 44.3 33.7 66.0 1.4 6.8 8.2 3.7 3.2 1.6 1.7 1.3 11.7
2015-16 GOS 81 35 49.0 38.8 69.6 1.7 7.8 9.5 7.4 3.0 1.5 3.2 1.4 14.0
2016-17 GOS 76 33 41.8 30.8 70.9 1.3 6.6 7.9 7.0 2.9 2.0 2.4 1.4 10.2
2017-18 GOS 70 33 45.4 30.1 77.5 1.1 6.6 7.6 7.3 2.6 1.4 2.9 1.3 11.0
2018-19 GOS 66 31 44.5 28.5 69.2 0.9 6.4 7.3 6.9 3.0 1.4 2.6 1.1 7.4
2019-20 GOS 43 28 38.9 27.9 75.9 0.5 5.7 6.2 6.2 2.6 1.4 2.3 0.8 8.0
2020-21 GOS 63 32 44.7 27.0 79.5 0.9 6.3 7.1 8.9 3.1 1.7 3.0 0.8 7.1
2021-22 GOS 46 29 52.5 29.6 65.9 1.0 6.3 7.3 7.0 3.0 1.3 3.0 1.1 7.5
2022-23 GOS 20 31 60.2 32.0 69.7 0.6 5.5 6.1 7.1 3.4 1.0 2.4 0.7 9.0
Total 705 29 44.5 31.5 71.1 1.1 5.8 6.9 5.5 2.8 1.4 2.2 1.0 8.7

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