Draymond Green, the fiery forward for the Golden State Warriors, may be facing a suspension after receiving his 16th technical foul of the season. The incident occurred during a game against the Boston Celtics on April 17th, when Green was hit with the technical foul after arguing a call with an official.
If Green is indeed suspended, it would be a major blow to the Warriors’ hopes of defending their NBA championship title. Green is an integral part of the team, known for his tenacity on defense and his ability to facilitate on offense. He is also one of the emotional leaders of the team, known for his fiery personality and willingness to speak his mind.
Green’s 16th technical foul came with just a few games remaining in the regular season. According to NBA rules, a player is automatically suspended for one game if he receives 16 technical fouls during the regular season. Green has been known to be a hothead on the court, but his 16th technical foul came as somewhat of a surprise, as he had gone several games without receiving one.
If Green is suspended for the Warriors’ final game of the regular season, it would mean that he would miss the team’s first playoff game. This could be a major setback for the Warriors, who are expected to make a deep run in the playoffs.
Green’s suspension would also be a blow to his own personal goals. He has been chasing a triple-double record throughout the season, and a suspension would make it much harder for him to accomplish that feat.
While Green’s 16th technical foul may have come as a surprise, it is not the first time he has been in hot water with the league. Last year, he was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after hitting LeBron James in the groin. His fiery personality and willingness to speak his mind have also gotten him into trouble off the court, where he has been involved in several high-profile controversies.
Green is expected to appeal the technical foul, but it remains to be seen whether the league will overturn the decision. In the meantime, the Warriors will have to prepare for the playoffs without one of their key players.