Warriors: Coach Steve Kerr drops cryptic update on Draymond Green status

The Golden State Warriors continue to make ends meet with Draymond Green still suspended indefinitely. It has been an erratic run for the Dubs and the temperamental forward is someone who could give head coach Steve Kerr and company some needed help – if he is focused.

Kerr provided an update on Green before the Warriors vs. Magic game. The 58-year-old coach reveals he has been in communication with the four-time All-Star although minimal per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

“A little bit, yeah,” Kerr said. “We text, but we’ve been giving him his space, he’s been giving us ours.”

There has been little to no update on Green since he was handed an indefinite suspension from the league for his continuous unsportsmanlike acts. His last ejection was when he struck Jusuf Nurkic of the Phoenix Suns in the face last December 12.

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors [photo credit: Golden State Warriors Instagram]
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors [photo credit: Golden State Warriors Instagram]

Draymond Green starts long road back to NBA

The four-time NBA champion forward had begun counseling last December 18, part of the requirements needed before he can return to action per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Kerr also shared that Draymond Green has not been training with the team at the team facility. However, he said that it may be possible that the 6-foot-6 player is training on his own.

“He’s not been in the facility, at least with us,” Kerr said of Green. “He may have been coming in on his own.”

Joe Dumars explains why Green suspension is indefinite

There remains no clarity on how long the suspension of Green will be. NBA Executive Vice President and Head of Basketball Operations explained why there is no number on the length of suspension of the Golden State Warriors veteran when he spoke on ESPN’s First Take.

“We have no number. Here is the reason why. The reason we don’t have a number is because the help he needs to get, getting himself better, is what’s most important… So leave it as indefinite until that time comes, and that’s why, even if you say indefinite and you throw a minimum number like that, you’re not really living up to what you’re saying on what you want to do,”

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