Draymond Green vents frustration over Warriors' game postponement | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Draymond Green vents frustration over Warriors’ game postponement

/ 02:21 PM December 31, 2021
 Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts after being called for a foul during the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Chase Center. Mandatory

FILE–Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts after being called for a foul during the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

SAN FRANCISCO—Golden State forward Draymond Green expressed his frustration with the league’s decision to postpone the Warriors road game against Denver on Thursday after the Nuggets were unable to field the necessary eight players due to COVID-19 protocols.

The Warriors, who are currently tied for first place in the Western Conference, fell 89-86 to the Nuggets in San Francisco on Tuesday in a game where Green was one of four players on the team sidelined by the protocols.

ADVERTISEMENT

“How do you continue to cancel games when you’ve implemented rules to prevent this from happening?” Green said on Twitter.

“Is that not a competitive advantage for other teams? The guys we didn’t have due to the protocol list played no role in Tuesdays loss? Pick a side but don’t straddle the fence.”

FEATURED STORIES

Green, who has won three championships with the Warriors, noted the NBA will likely make up the game by forcing the Warriors to play on back-to-back nights down the stretch, which would give Denver an advantage.

“But they got to sneak a win when we weren’t at full strength, only two days ago??? Let’s make it make some sense here,” he added.

The versatile three-time All-Star is averaging 8.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.5 assists in 31 games this season.

A total of 11 NBA games have been postponed since Dec. 14 as a surge in COVID-19 cases wreaks havoc across sports leagues.

RELATED STORIES

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Denver Nuggets, Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.