One day after the Warriors attempted to put the Draymond Green-Jordan Poole practice altercation behind them, video footage of Green’s punch went public.
The video obtained and released by TMZ shows Green and Poole apparently matched up in a drill or scrimmage inside the Warriors’ Chase Center practice facility on Wednesday.
As Green walks to the 3-point arc in the 57-second clip, he and Poole appear to be talking to one another. For several seconds with Green outside the arc and Poole on the baseline, the two continue speaking, though they aren’t looking at one another.
Green begins walking toward Poole and the two keep talking until Green bumps Poole in the chest. Poole pushes Green back, then Green lunges to take a swing at Poole. Green grabs Poole as he staggers backward and both players run into the wall behind the baseline before staffers step in to pull them apart.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers, coach Steve Kerr and star guard Steph Curry spoke Thursday about the incident after news broke Wednesday night of potential discipline for Green.
Myers said “everybody’s fine” and Green apologized to Poole and the team Thursday morning, then left the facility before practice. He said the team would handle any discipline internally and he did not expect Green to miss any games. Kerr said that he expected Green to return to practice Saturday after missing Friday’s session, as well.
Both Kerr and Curry refuted reports that Poole had been difficult in training camp, and Curry said “there’s nothing that warranted the situation.”
The Warriors’ next preseason game is Sunday night against the Lakers, and they open the regular season against Los Angeles on Oct. 18.