Draymond Green, Warriors

Warriors star Draymond Green doesn’t regret altercation with Rudy Gobert

After serving a five-game suspension, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is set to make his return.

Green received the punishment following his involvement in an on-court scuffle where he choked out Minnesota Timberwolves big man Rudy Gobert on Nov. 14 in the first quarter of the game.

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The four-time NBA champion voiced he holds no regret with his actions that were in defense of his teammate Klay Thompson.

“I don’t live my life with regrets,” Green said after practice, the first time he has spoken to reporters since his suspension via ESPN. “I’ll come to a teammate’s defense any time that I’m in a position to come to a teammate’s defense. … What matters to me is how the people that I care about feel, first and foremost. How are the people that I care about affected? How are the people I care about, what do they have to deal with? That’s it for me.”

Green has always played with his emotions on his sleeve, which has often led him to become involved in controversial on-court situations. However, that has become a key part of him serving as the Warriors’ vocal leader and enforcer throughout much of his NBA career.

 

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“Things can be interpreted how people want to interpret them,” he said. “I’m not here to judge people’s interpretations or try to change them. They are what they are. I know that for me, I am always going to be there for my teammates. That’s who I am. That’s who I am as a teammate, that’s who I am as a friend. … Right, wrong or indifferent, look to your side and I’ll be there — or even in front of you.”

With Green back, the Warriors are hoping to get on the right track, sitting at an 8-9 record.

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