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Warriors’ Draymond Green again at apply, says Golden State will not ‘maintain on to the previous’ after punch

Draymond Green is again with the Golden State Warriors and seeking to put the punch that shook up the NBA world behind him. 

Green was fined however not suspended by the Warriors after video footage leaked of Green punching teammate Jordan Poole at a closed apply. 

Draymond Green, #23, and Jordan Poole, #3 of the Golden State Warriors, talk during Round 1 Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2022 at the Ball Arena in Denver.

Draymond Green, #23, and Jordan Poole, #3 of the Golden State Warriors, discuss throughout Round 1 Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2022 on the Ball Arena in Denver.
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Green, who hung out away from the group following the footage being leaked, returned to the Warriors on Thursday. 

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“We had the conversations about what we have to do shifting ahead, and we’ll try this,” Green stated, in accordance with ESPN. “We should not going to proceed to carry on to the previous.”

The punch, which occurred at a apply final week, leaked on Friday, making the state of affairs far worse for Green and the Warriors. 

Jordan Poole, #3, and Draymond Green, #23 of the Golden State Warriors, celebrate against the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston.

Jordan Poole, #3, and Draymond Green, #23 of the Golden State Warriors, rejoice in opposition to the Boston Celtics throughout the fourth quarter in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston.
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On Saturday, Green advised reporters he would take a few days away from the group and apologized to Poole’s household. 

“I used to be unsuitable for my actions that came about on Wednesday,” Green stated Saturday. “And for that I’ve apologized to my group. I’ve apologized to Jordan”

“There’s an enormous embarrassment that comes with that [the video]. Not just for myself, as I used to be the one which dedicated the motion … that’s one thing I’ll should take care of,” Green continued.  “But the embarrassment that Jordan has to take care of and that this group has to take care of, this group has to take care of. But additionally Jordan’s household. His household noticed that video. His mom, his father noticed that video. 

“And fairly frankly, if my mom noticed that video, I understand how my mom would really feel. I do know what her response could be, and I do know what her subsequent step could be. And so for that, I apologize to his mom and his father.” 

Draymond Green, #23 of the Golden State Warriors, in action during the NBA Japan Games between the Washington Wizards and the Golden State Warriors at Saitama Super Arena on Oct. 2, 2022 in Saitama, Japan.

Draymond Green, #23 of the Golden State Warriors, in motion throughout the NBA Japan Games between the Washington Wizards and the Golden State Warriors at Saitama Super Arena on Oct. 2, 2022 in Saitama, Japan.
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As Golden State prepares to defend its 2022 NBA championship, there are definitely questions relating to chemistry within the locker room following the bodily altercation. 

Green says that he’s unsure what sort of relationship he may have with Poole shifting ahead. 

“Jordan is an expert, and I’m an expert. We have a job to do … we’ll just do that,” Green stated, in accordance with ESPN. “[As far as a personal relationship], I’m unsure. That’s less than me, nor do I believe there’s a lot relevance. We’re paid to do a job, and we’re going to try this job to the very best of our talents.”

Golden State opens the 2022-2023 NBA season October 18 in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers

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