Draymond ‘100 Percent’ Thought Warriors Would Trade Him

by May 24, 2018
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While Draymond Green and Steve Kerr have a very close relationship, it wasn’t always that way.

Frustrations between Green and Kerr came to a head on February 27, 2016, when Green went onโ€”in the famous words of ESPN’s Lisa Saltersโ€””a profanity laced tirade” during halftime in OKC.

After the game, Green left the arena feeling like his relationship with Kerr was beyond repair.

In a story by Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, Green revealed that he “100 percent” felt that the Warriors would trade him.

[Green] left the arena that day believing his days as a Warrior were numbered. He feared the relationship had been fractured, that the Warriors would choose Kerr over him. That he’d be traded.

“One hundred percent,” Green tells B/R. “Especially with the success that he was having as a coach. Like, you just don’t get rid of that.” […]

In his lowest moments, Green expressed his fears of being traded to both his mother and Izzo. “We all thought Dray would have been traded” after the Oklahoma incident, Babers-Green says.

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