Warriors’ Draymond Green has spoken to Kevin Durant since confrontation
Draymond Green recently spoke to Kevin Durant for the first time since their locker room fiasco took place on Monday night after a 121-116 loss to the LA Clippers, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The two had yet to speak after Green was suspended without pay for the Warriors’ brief home game against the Atlanta Hawks before departing for a three-game road trip.
The two frontcourt partners were seen talking amicably on the way to the Houston Rockets’ facility prior to their first tilt against them since Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals.
Draymond Green and Kevin Durant communicating positively on their way to the arena for shootaround. pic.twitter.com/hrOi3mJY5U
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 15, 2018
It’s worthy to note that the Warriors held a team dinner on Wednesday night, a tradition during road trips — yet something that could have helped smooth out the relationship between the two.
Their locker room stalls, as usual, are positioned next to one another — making this a rather unavoidable sight to behold before the Warriors take on the Rockets.
Green is expected to address the heated locker room exchange with the media to some extent, but most importantly, the Warriors must prepare for a tough road trip and three games in four nights, taking on Houston Thursday before settling a back-to-back against the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs over the weekend.
Draymond Green and Kevin Durant have had a history of explosive conversations in and out of the locker room, as the two visually held heated arguments during Durant’s first season with the Warriors.
Some teammates seem to believe the championship DNA in them will be a bond strong enough to help them settle their differences amicably, while others think Green overstepped his boundaries as a leader and squandered any chances for Durant’s return after this 2018-19 season.