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NBA Rumors: Warriors Having Second Thoughts on Keeping Draymond Green; Trade with Pelicans Likely

( [email protected] ) Aug 12, 2016 09:05 AM EDT
Aside from Stephen Curry, Draymond Green has been a dominating force for the Golden State Warriors. However, according to recent reports, Green might end up being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis.
Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game two of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Aside from Stephen Curry, Draymond Green has been a dominating force for the Golden State Warriors. However, according to recent reports, Green might end up being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis.

During the 2016 NBA Finals, Green showed basketball fans just how powerful of a player he really is. But aside from his team, Green has also been showing off his skills in the international scene by playing for Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

However, even though Green is a notable player for Golden State, it seems that team is reportedly planning on letting him go. According to rumors, the team could end up trading him away because of his bad behavior.

As noted by Sportsrageous, Green has been involved in various controversies during the past few months. For instance, during the first round playoffs, he got into a fight with Houston Rockets' Michael Beasley in Game 3. The same thing happened when the Warriors took on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Also, during the finals, Green got suspended for one game after thing between him and LeBron James got a bit out of hand.

But aside from these, there were also a few off-court incidents. One of these happened just last month when Green publicly posted a photo of his private part on his SnapChat account. Green later on apologized for the incident and said he posted the photo by mistake.

Incidents such as these could eventually lead to the Warriors to reconsider their deal with Green. Even though he's a great player, his attitude could cause serious problems for them.

Because of this, the Golden State Warriors could cut their losses by decided to let go of Green through a trade. That way, they'll be able to get a quality player in return, such as the Pelicans' Davis, who is also another NBA All-Star.

However, based on head coach Steve Kerr's recent comments about Green, it seems the team has already figured out a way to effectively deal with him.

"Draymond and I, we've gotten into it many times but there's never any lingering ill will," he told ESPN. "Draymond is going to make you pull your hair out sometimes, but he's such a great guy and a team guy and he's got such a huge heart that he's always going to come back around."

"The big thing with Draymond is to challenge him and be upfront with him," he added. "That's the way we've kind of approached it."

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