HoopsHype Draymond Green rumors

August 6, 2014 Updates

How did you learn about the Team USA Select Squad invitation?? Draymond Green: It was amazing. I was thrilled. I actually got a call from Bob Myers, our General Manage,r first and he sent me a text saying, ‘Give me a call I am bout to do an interview on the radio right now.’ First thing I thought was, ‘Okay, I’ve just been traded,’ but I hadn’t heard from my agent so I knew that hadn’t happened so I wondered what was going on. Then he called me as soon as he finished the radio and said, ‘Hey man you have been invited. You are on the USA Select Team.’ He told me it was a big deal and I should really be excited because it is a great opportunity. I was thrilled because just to be in the mix and to be mentioned with the USA Team is an honor in itself. That means you are heading in the right direction. Some of the guys that are on the roster now started off on the Select Team and our country and our league has so much talent that not everyone can make the team, so just to be a part of that means a lot to me. Dime

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Marcus Thompson: Draymond Green: "I'm disappointed for Mark Jackson. I'm thank for him. Wherever he goes, he'll do great. He's going to be great. I can't really judge their decision. I don't know what it's based on. Is it we should've went farther? Is it off the court stuff? I know they want to win. I know their passion. They want to win. It's on Joe Lacob's face on the sideline. They want to win. But I do support coach 100 percent." Twitter @ThompsonScribe

May 3, 2014 Updates

"Andrew respects it," said Warriors guard Klay Thompson, the son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson, who was raised in a Catholic household. "And we respect that (it's not for everyone). That's what I love about Coach Jackson is he doesn't force it on you. He doesn't force you to read scripture or anything like that. He'll just make references and respect your personal beliefs and your personal space, but he'll just drop some great knowledge on you." Warriors forward Draymond Green, who is a Christian, said, "One thing about it is that we never shy away from making it known, because without (God) we are not who we are and we are not the team that we are and we all know that. We like to give him credit for what he's doing for this team." USA Today Sports

April 25, 2014 Updates

Warriors coach Mark Jackson is considering a starting lineup change for Game 4. Reading between the lines: Draymond Green might start on Sunday. [...] With no Bogut, Green is the Warriors' best interior defender and rebounder. He leads the Warriors in blocks and defensive rebounds in the series, all off the bench. He's also fourth in scoring in the series with 10.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting, both significant upticks from his regular-season averages. Contra Costa Times

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The Golden State Warriors are tipping off the team’s new “Step Up Your Game” initiative in partnership with a private, statewide health foundation The California Endowment at a Warriors Community Basketball Clinic, it was announced today. A project of the statewide Active Alliance, Step Up Your Game is designed to provide Bay Area youth with fun activities while also encouraging and motivating them to pursue their goals by working hard, making good choices and living a well-balanced lifestyle. For the first event of the program, Warriors players Festus Ezeli, Draymond Green, Nemanja Nedovic and Marreese Speights will run basketball drills with over 100 students from Hayward High School and San Lorenzo High School, along with emphasizing the importance of maximizing their potential. NBA.com

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A total of three players were ejected from Portland’s 113-101 road victory over Golden State on Saturday in the aftermath of a third quarter scrum. There was quite a bit going on in this on-court altercation, which carried toward the courtside seats near the Warriors bench before it was eventually broken up by the referees and coaches from both sides. Bogut eventually swung his right forearm and elbow to clear Freeland off of his body, which prompted a number of Blazers to come to Freeland’s defense. SI.com

A third-quarter fracas broke out late in the third quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers' game at the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, leading to the ejection of Wesley Matthews and Mo Williams. Golden State's Draymond Green also was ejected, and technical fouls were assessed to LaMarcus Aldridge, Joel Freeland and the Warriors' Andrew Bogut. Matthews was assessed a technical as well, but the ejection came because it was his second technical of the game. Williams received a straight ejection. The pushing and shoving came after Bogut threw an elbow to the jaw of Freeland as they were battling in the paint with 3:42 to play in the third quarter. Oregonian

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Draymond Green, Warriors: He is entering only his second season for Golden State, but he's already assumed a major role. "Always ready. Great leader," says a team insider. Despite his age, Green does everything right, and at just the right cadence to command respect. And he showed during the Las Vegas Summer League that he's trying to add more to his offensive repertoire for next season. NBA.com

August 4, 2013 Updates

A year into what looks like a potentially long NBA career, Draymond Green already has given and taken away some strong impressions. Biggest trash talker? He gives the nod to Pistons free-agent pickupJosh Smith. Rival? Houston, after Green was tossed from a February game with the Rockets. He put a hard foul on Patrick Beverley to prevent Houston from setting a single-game three-pointer record, and jawing and the ejection ensued. “It is what it is now,” Green, a Saginaw native and former Michigan State All-America forward who is entering his second season with the Golden State Warriors, said Saturday after some pickup basketball at Lansing Everett High. “They hate me. I dislike them.” Detroit Free Press

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