Warriors coach Steve Kerr trusts Kevin Durant, Draymond Green to stay below technicals threshold
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told local reporters on Monday that he trusts star small forward Kevin Durant and power forward Draymond Green to stay under the technicals threshold during the playoffs.
Players are suspended for one game in the postseason if they earn seven technical fouls. Durant, who was ejected in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers, already has two.
Kerr, however, is confident Durant and Green will keep their cool moving forward.
“I trust Kevin, and Draymond, for that matter, in terms of numbers of technicals and all that stuff,” Kerr said, via Nick Friedell of ESPN. “They know what they’re doing and I’m confident they’ll both stay below that threshold.”
Ever since he joined the Warriors back in 2016, Kevin Durant has gotten more vocal with refs and opposing players on the court. The former MVP wasn’t always this emotional on the basketball court with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Draymond Green, meanwhile, has always wore his emotions on his sleeves. It’s what makes the former Defensive Player of the Year who he is. The Warriors are trying to win their third-straight title and fourth ring in five years. Any suspensions moving forward would be detrimental to the team.
Steve Kerr and Golden State doesn’t want a repeat of what happened in the 2016 Finals when Green was suspended for Game 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.