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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 is lighter by nearly 20 pounds since you last saw him wearing a Warriors uniform in the Western Conference playoffs. But entering his second year, his responsibilities will be heavier. "I had the respect of the guys on the team," Green told local reporters at the team facility on Tuesday. "But now it's time to use my voice and use my leadership (skills) a little bit more." Contra Costa Times

September 16, 2013 Updates

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

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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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Or remain on the canvas, woozy and confused. Because the Warriors’ 129-27 double-overtime loss to the Spurs felt like an entire series, an entire season–maybe an entire multitude of lifetimes. “It’s not easy,” rookie forward Draymond Green said. “But we’ve got to refocus. “It’s going to be tough, but we’re going to try not to let this one carry over to Game 2 (on Wednesday). “Try to do the things we did well tonight and correct our mistakes.” San Jose Mercury-News

May 1, 2013 Updates

The Golden State rookie and former Michigan State All-America forward was called for a flagrant foul late in Tuesday night’s 107-100 loss at Denver for a hit on Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried. After the game, Denver coach George Karl asked at his news conference: “Did Draymond Green play football or basketball at Michigan State?” Green had some fun with that today, tweeting a picture of himself in football gear from the 2011 MSU spring football game — he suited up and ran a few plays at tight end — and saying: “I guess this answers that huh??? HA FOOTBALL.” Detroit Free Press

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