The Golden State Warriors’ season was doomed before it even started.
The reigning champions were all over the news for the wrong reasons, as Draymond Green punched Jordan Poole in the face during practice, and it all went south from there.
Green publically apologized, dealt with the criticism and backlash, faced his suspension, and didn’t talk about the incident until the end of the season.
He later admitted that it took a toll on his ability to lead, as he wasn’t as vocal early in the season, knowing he had messed up with that punch.
Now, Ric Bucher sheds more light on what happened, revealing that Green tried everything to make amends and fix the situation, yet Poole was having none of it.
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Bucher adds that Green and the organization exhausted all ways of trying to let him know that they wanted him to succeed Stephen Curry as the face of the franchise, adding that they expected him to be there even long after Green was gone.
Per Bucher, Poole didn’t only shut down their constant attempts to make things right, but he also made sure that the elephant was still in the room throughout the course of the season.
He reportedly was on most veteran’s nerves, and the situation simply became unsustainable, as it’s not like he was thriving on the court either.
Bucher concludes his story by stating that Poole was the biggest loser from this situation because of his immaturity, as he could’ve been the next face of the franchise.NEXT: Analyst Says Next Season Could Be Steve Kerr's Last With Warriors