It was revealed that Poole and Green got into an altercation during practice on Wednesday where Green allegedly punched Poole. Prior to getting physical, the two were reportedly chest-to-chest and were pushing and shoving each other.
Both players are up for a contract extension and while Green is receiving his, it appears Poole is set to play his season out. The Golden State Warriors is reportedly considering taking disciplinary actions against Green.
Green was apologetic after punching Poole but was cautioned against approaching Poole directly as the situation was too fresh.
Sources have said that Poole has been a pro since the start of training but that teammates have noticed changes in Pooles behavior since the start of camp.
Green, on the other hand, has announced that he is playing out the season. It is unsure if he will be signed or not.
Bob Myers, Golden State General Manager had this to say: “Everybody is fine. Jordan practiced today, Draymond didn’t,” Myers said.
“Look, it’s the NBA, it’s professional sports, these things happen. Nobody likes it. We don’t condone it, but it happened.”
“Draymond is one of my favorite players, Myers said. I told him that Still love the person. Dont love what he did, but still love the guy. Hes complicated. But he is a good person. He is a good person, he is. Ive seen it, Ive seen a lot of things hes done. Yesterday wasnt one of them.
Myers also said that he could not think of any possible reason for the fight.
Stephen Curry had also said on Thursday that the vibe in practice was great.
“It’s obviously an unfortunate situation … there’s a lot of trust in the fabric of our team, in who we are, who we know those two guys to be, and how we’ll get through it and try to continue to make it about playing great basketball,” Curry said.
“The personal dynamics and stuff will work themselves out.”