Draymond Green avoids suspension
It felt like the longest day of the year for Draymond Green, the Golden State Warriors and their fans, but they can breathe a sigh of relief now that the NBA has officially announced that he will not be suspended for karate kicking Steven Adams in the groin.
While Green will be eligible for Game 4, the league did fine him $25,000 (AKA pocket change) and upgraded the foul from a flagrant 1 to a flagrant 2. Upgrading the foul to a flagrant 2 is still significant because if Draymond picks up another flagrant foul during this series, or next, he'll have to serve an automatic one game suspension.
Game 4 is tomorrow night at 9pm EST in Oklahoma City.
The NBA will not suspend Golden State's Draymond Green for Game 4, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) May 23, 2016
Flagrant 1 would be 1-game suspension for Draymond. Kick in privates (F2) would be two games. He's at 3 points. pic.twitter.com/7qQKlnLsYg— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May 23, 2016
Draymond Green was fined $25,000 for his flagrant foul. He made $43,478 every QUARTER this season.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 23, 2016
Fining Draymond Green $25,000 is the equivalent of fining the average American family $91.22.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 23, 2016