December 2018 Basketball Wiretap

Draymond Green On Relationship With Kevin Durant: 'We Good'

Dec 24, 2018 1:43 AM

Draymond Green said he and Kevin Durant patched up their relationship following their late-game argument last month against the Los Angeles Clippers. 

The public confrontation lead to speculation that Durant would leave the Warriors this summer. Green was suspended for the next game. 

Warriors teammates and coaches, including Steph Curry, made sure to stay in close contact with both Green and Durant in the aftermath of the game and subsequent suspension. 

"I know the hope is that [incident] will make us fall off, but it ain't. It'll never happen like that. We good," said Green. He added that he and Durant "sat down and rapped. And that's it. It ain't really about re-creating the wheel. Brothers get into it all the time. Y'all sit down and y'all figure it out, ain't nobody else going to figure it out for you. Can't nobody else figure it out for you. We sit down as men, we figure it out and we move forward".

Turning to his inner circle for support, Durant added that his reaction to the fallout from the argument made him more confident in his ability to filter out noise in the future.

"I'm just building great relationships with people and having real talks with people that I love. Just having an understanding of what's most important to me, especially during the season. And just having a great support system around you that understands exactly what you do, and how important it is to you...you got to have people around that hold you accountable for every single thing that you do in your life. That's key. We all need a great team behind us if we want to continue to grow and flourish," said Durant. 

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Tags: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Raymond Felton, Dennis Schroder Suspended One Game

Dec 19, 2018 5:06 PM

Raymond Felton and Dennis Schröder have each been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation and participating in the altercation which spilled over into the spectator stands/

As part of the same incident, Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez has been fined $25,000 for escalating the altercation, Thunder forward Jerami Grant has been fined $20,000 for escalating the altercation, and Bulls guard Kris Dunn has been fined $15,000 for instigating the altercation by shoving Thunder guard Russell Westbrook.

The incident, for which Dunn, Westbrook, Grant and Lopez each received technical fouls, occurred with 4:27 remaining in the third quarter of Oklahoma City’s 121-96 victory over Chicago on Dec. 17 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

 

Felton and Schröder will serve their suspensions tonight when the Thunder visits the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Mo Bamba Suspended One Game For Violating Team Rule

Dec 11, 2018 2:35 AM

Mo Bamba was suspended for the Orlando Magic's 101-76 loss against the Dallas Mavericks for violating a team rule.

Steve Clifford didn't appear too concerned, calling it a "one-game thing".

"It's just bad on my part, and I need to be better. I've got to be on time," Bamba said. "It's very difficult. You want to be out there, and you want to impact the game in any way possible. But you get to sit back and watch and see what you can do better at the same time."

Bamba is averaging 6.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in his rookie season. 

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Tags: Mohamed Bamba, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Suspension

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