Draymond Green suspension decision: Will he play in Game 3?

Draymond Green suspended, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Draymond Green suspended, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Draymond Green was ejected from Game 2 for stomping on Domantas Sabonis. Will he receive further punishment?

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was ejected in Game 2 against the Sacramento Kings after he stomped on Domantas Sabonis on the ground.

Green’s explanation was that his foot was grabbed and he had nowhere else to put it. He said officials told him his foot came down too forcefully and that was the reason for the ejection.

Sabonis received X-rays after the game to check for rib breakage or lung puncture, but the results came back clean.

It’s another chapter in the lore of whether or not Green is a dirty player, sure to be debated on sports talk shows all day Tuesday. In the meantime, there’s a legitamite question as to whether or not he’ll be able to play in Game 3.

Draymond Green suspension: Will forward play in Game 3 vs Kings?

At this point, we don’t know whether or not Draymond Green will receive a suspension for the stomping incident in Game 2, but will keep you updated once we learn more.

That said, it stands to reason that the league will investigate in the coming days. Adam Silver was in the crowd for Game 2, and couldn’t have enjoyed the stomp itself or the ensuing bravado from Green on the court engaging the crowd on the way out.

The only way a suspension would have been automatic would be if his technical foul in Game 2 was his seventh of the postseason. That would have triggered an automatic suspension. Since it’s one of his first two technicals, the only automatic punishment he receives is he’ll be fined $2,000.

My prediction is that Green will be suspended for one game, missing Game 3. But we will have to wait to find out for sure.

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