Warriors suspend Draymond Green for game vs. Hawks after confrontation


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When the Warriors take the floor Tuesday night, Draymond Green will not be in uniform.

The team announced it has suspended the 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year one game for conduct detrimental to the team.

At the end of regulation Monday night in Los Angeles, Green and Kevin Durant got into a verbal altercation over Draymond's decision to push the ball down the court as opposed to getting the rock to KD.

The situation reportedly carried over into the locker room, where multiple Warriors players confronted Draymond following the overtime loss to the Clippers.

As Yahoo's Chris Haynes reported:

The organization is of the belief that Green cut too deep in his disagreement with Durant, sources said.

Klay Thompson, who is typically reserved, spoke up in the locker room to the surprise of his teammates about the altercation and stressed the importance of sticking together, sources said.

[RELATEDReport: Draymond challenged KD on pending free agency]

Green returned to action against the Clippers after missing two games with a sprained toe, and registered six points, 14 rebounds, two assists and three steals in 43 minutes.

The Warriors' next game is Thursday night at Houston.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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