Green to rejoin Warriors following altercation

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Draymond Green is expected to join Golden State Warrior after staying away due to the altercation he had with team mate.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has stated that Draymond Green will join the team following an altercation with teammate Jordan Poole.

Green has stated away from the team after his apology but he has been fined but not suspended from the team.

Steve Kerr made this known after their preseason win over Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.

“This is the biggest crisis that we’ve had since I’ve been the coach here,” Kerr said. “It’s really serious stuff. We’re not perfect. … But we’re going to lean on the experience that we have together and trust that this is the best decision for our team. We have a lot of work to do. All of us.”

Green is expected to play in the Warriors’ final preseason game Friday, and he will also be available for opening night on Oct. 18.

Poole — who was punched by Green in practice — was consulted during the decision-making process, in addition to Stephen Curry and other players. Poole had several meetings with Kerr and the front office and met with Green. Kerr said Poole is “willing to move forward and willing to get back out on the floor with Draymond and go to work.”

Kerr, general manager Bob Myers and Green have said the altercation did not stem from upcoming and ongoing contract negotiations for the two players.

The video prompted Green and the Warriors to mutually agree he should spend more time away from the team. He offered a public apology Saturday and announced he would step away from the team indefinitely.

“There is no way around it: [Our] culture has been damaged by this incident,” Kerr said. “You have to work to repair that.”

Kerr said that moving forward, he will pay close attention to how the young and new players look at Green and how he is able to mentor them.

“He broke our trust, but I am giving him the benefit of the doubt because I think he’s earned that,” Kerr said.




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