Report: Draymond 'apologetic' after altercation with Poole originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The reported Draymond Green-Jordan Poole altercation at Warriors practice Wednesday appeared to be serious. Fortunately for Golden State, it appears that cooler heads might have prevailed shortly afterward.
Shams Charania and Anthony Slater of The Athletic first reported a "heated" incident involving Green and Poole at practice, which resulted in Green forcefully striking Poole before the two quickly were separated. The Athletic also reported that internal discipline for Green could be imminent.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported shortly after, citing sources, that Green indeed landed a punch on Poole, who wasn't hurt by the incident and ended up finishing his workout.
Yahoo! Sports senior NBA insider Chris Haynes then reported, citing league sources, that Green was apologetic after the incident, which had been brewing after teammates had noticed a change in Poole's behavior, potentially because of his looming contract extension.
KRON-TV's Jason Dumas reported, citing a source, that Green apologized to the team, admitted that his emotions got the best of him and that he let the team down with his actions.
Source: The situation between Jordan Poole and Draymond Green had been building up. There was a lot of chatter which led to that altercation. Draymond Green apologized to the team. Feels that as a leader, he let his emotions get the best of him, in turn letting the team down.
— Jason Dumas (@JDumasReports) October 6, 2022
More details certainly will follow, and the Warriors likely will address what happened sooner rather than later. Fortunately for Golden State, it sounds as if nobody was hurt, and there at least was some attempt at a resolution afterward.