Draymond Green becoming an unnecessary loose cannon for Warriors

Golden State Warriors Draymond Green (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)
Golden State Warriors Draymond Green (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) /

Draymond Green continues to be a headache for the Golden State Warriors. 

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has been racking up one ejection after another. The most recent one included his role in the Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels skirmish in the opening minutes of the Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves in-season tournament matchup on Tuesday.

It was an odd scene considering the Warriors and the Wolves’ in-season tournament game was barely two minutes old. It all started in a jersey-pulling incident between Thompson and McDaniels that eventually escalated into something much more.

McDaniel’s teammate, Rudy Gobert, tried to play peacemaker but Green saw his actions differently. He went after the French player and used a chokehold that made the entire situation worse. It was total chaos and resulted in the ejection of Thompson, Green, and McDaniels.

Draymond Green ejected again

Green’s latest ejection comes days after his incident with Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers, USA Today reported. Hence right now, many are critical of the 33-year-old’s antics this early in the season.

In response to the criticism he was getting, Green responded on social media to people telling him to change his ways.

Is Draymond Green a ticking bomb?

Green’s demeanor is nothing new. He has had his share of issues in the past, the Jordan Poole punching incident which is the most memorable of them all.

Despite his antics, there is no question that the four-time All-Star remains valuable to Steve Kerr and the Dubs. For as long as it does not cost them games or titles, the Warriors won’t mind leaving Green to his business.

Green has made a living as a role player and someone who can step up when needed. His recent actions are likely to draw fines and suspensions – something that he does not appear to mind.

But what if the time comes that the Dubs can no longer control Green? Will their patience wear off?

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Green is a good player, without question for doing the dirty job. He will continue to get into altercations and skirmishes. However, here is hoping he does not do so in critical moments – particularly when the Dubs are in key stages like the NBA playoffs or the NBA Finals.