Following rumors of an argument between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole, the Golden State Warriors have issued a statement, allaying some fans’ concerns that one or both of the players would be benched.
The NBA players got into a fight on Wednesday during a team practice, according to a report by The Athletic (October 5, 2022).
But has Draymond been let go by the Warriors, and when does his deal with them expire?
Has Draymond Green Been Released?
No, Draymond Green is still very much a part of the Warriors and has not been released.
As part of any discipline for the altercation, Warriors general manager Bob Myers said he “doesn’t think” Draymond will miss games.
Sports Illustrated quoted Myers as saying: “As you know, there was an altercation yesterday. Everyone is in good health. Draymond did not practice today while Jordan did. Look, it’s the NBA; these things happen in professional sports, and nobody likes them.
Draymond apologized to Jordan, according to Myers, who went on to say: “Draymond apologized to the team this morning. Jordan was in the space. I was present in the space. We’ll deal with any suspensions or penalties on an internal basis.
When Does His Contract Run Out?
The Warriors have Draymond under contract through the 2023–2024 NBA season.
The player signed a four-year extension contract with the organization for $99,666,362 during the 2019–20 season, which includes an average annual salary of $24,916,591.
The players stated in September 2022 that they didn’t think he would receive another extension before the conclusion of the following season.
I don’t think it will happen, so I’m just focused on this season and being the best version of myself, Draymond said in an interview with The Athletic. I am confident in my ability to win another title and accomplish my personal objectives. That, I believe, is my main priority.
No One Was Hurt in The Altercation
Myers said that neither Draymond nor Jordan were wounded during the altercation in his statement. Jordan completed practice on Wednesday, according to him, and was there for practice on Thursday.
I won’t try to dispute that, but it’s unfortunate,” Myers said. “I’m optimistic we will go on even if it will take some time to get through this.
“We have a good team, good leadership, and some guys who have been here for a while.”