The NBA has suspended Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green for five games following a heated on-court altercation during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The suspension, which includes the In-Season Tournament game against the San Antonio Spurs, will result in Green losing $769,970. This penalty comes as a significant blow to the Warriors, impacting their upcoming games.

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The altercation, which led to ejections of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Jaden McDaniels, unfolded in the early minutes of the game. Green, notably, placed Minnesota center Rudy Gobert in a headlock, prompting the ejections and subsequent disciplinary actions.In a statement, the NBA cited Green’s history of unsportsmanlike acts as a factor in determining the length of the suspension. The league is also imposing fines of $25,000 each on Klay Thompson, Rudy Gobert, and Jaden McDaniels for their roles in the altercation.


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