Warriors’ Draymond Green faces discipline after punching teammate

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Golden State is contemplating disciplinary action against Draymond Green after a physical altercation with Jordan Poole at Warriors practice Wednesday, the Athletic reported.

Green forcefully struck Poole after the two came chest-to-chest during a heated exchange, per the report. The pair were then separated quickly.

The Warriors halted practice after the skirmish. ESPN, which confirmed the initial report citing multiple sources, said Poole wasn’t hurt by the punch and completed his workout before leaving the practice floor.

Golden State are preparing to defend their NBA title in the upcoming season.

Green, 32, a four-time All-Star, is entering his 11th season in the league, all with the Warriors. He’s a seven-time All-Defensive Team selection.

Poole, 23, is entering his fourth season after the Warriors selected him No 28 overall in the 2019 draft. He broke out last season, averaging 18.5 points per game in 76 contests (51 starts).

The Athletic report indicated that a “line was crossed” in the incident and that discipline appears to be “imminent” for Green, a do-everything forward who has earned a reputation as one of the NBA’s most exasperating players to go against.