Draymond Green receives 1-game suspension: Why Warriors’ PF handed expulsion after 16th technical foul in 2022-23?

The Golden State Warriors will have to play their next game against the Atlanta Hawks without Draymond Green, as the NBA has suspended him. This is because Green exceeded the league’s technical foul limit in a recent game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Green, who is 33 years old, received his 16th technical foul during the second quarter of the game, which means he is automatically suspended for one game without pay under NBA rules.

Green’s suspension came after he threw a ball that hit Clippers point guard Russell Westbrook’s head following a Clippers’ bucket with less than a minute left in the second quarter. Green seemed skeptical that the suspension would be rescinded after further review, stating, “If that’s a tech, then every word you say on the court is a tech. We’ll see.”

Although Green has reached 15 technical fouls twice before, this is the first time he has crossed the technical foul limit in his 11-year NBA career. The Warriors are currently in sixth place in the Western Conference with a record of 36-34 following their loss to the Clippers.

Green’s suspension is expected to have an impact on the Warriors’ chances of securing a playoff spot, but they will need to do their best in the remaining four games of their current five-game road trip. The NBA has also stated that any technical fouls Green is called for in the Warriors’ final games will result in a $5,000 fine, and every two technical fouls will result in another one-game suspension. The Warriors are eagerly anticipating Green’s return when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

In conclusion, Green’s suspension is a blow to the Warriors’ chances, and they will need to work hard to secure their playoff spot without him. The NBA’s strict rules around technical fouls mean that Green will need to be careful when he returns to the court, or he risks facing further suspensions and fines. The Warriors will be hoping that Green can put this incident behind him and focus on helping the team to succeed in the remaining games of the season.

Can Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors make it to the playoffs?

I am cautiously hopeful about the Golden State Warriors chances of entering the playoffs in 2023 as a fan. The performance of the Warriors has fluctuated in recent years due to injuries and personnel changes. But I think the Warriors have a decent chance of winning the postseason since they have a core of talented players and some potential acquisitions.

The health of the Warriors’ main players will be one of the key determinants of their prospects in the playoffs. Even while Stephen Curry continues to perform at a high level, he has recently struggled with injuries. The Warriors will have a solid base to build on if he can stay healthy and keep putting up high numbers.

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While Klay Thompson is also making his way back from injury, his presence will provide the team a significant lift even though he might not be at his best right away. Draymond Green will be essential in leading the club through the ups and downs of the season since he is still a strong defender and playmaker.

Additionally, the Warriors have some potential young players that might aid in their drive for the playoffs. In his rookie season, James Wiseman, the second overall choice in the 2020 NBA draught, displayed some promise. He has the ability to make significant progress. Two first-round picks in the 2021 draught, Jonathan Kuminga, and Moses Moody, have both displayed promise in the G-League and might help the team succeed.

Tahsin Tahmid

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Tahsin Tahmid is a part of the editorial panel of Sports Zion. As a sports and art-loving person, he has the vision to provide authentic information. Being an optimist, he hopes to bring the world closer by spreading love. The NFL is Tahmid's favorite league, and following it, he is a massive fan of Tom Brady and Joe Burrow. On the other hand, when it comes to the NBA, Tahsin loves watching LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo perform.


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