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Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson addresses relationship with Draymond Green

Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson addresses relationship with Draymond Green

The visual evidence says otherwise, but according to Cavs center Tristan Thompson, there is no beef between him and Warriors forward Draymond Green.

In a recent sitdown interview with Yahoo's Chris Haynes, Thompson was asked about the status of their relationship.

"I got no problem with him," Thompson said on the Posted Up podcast. "We talk. We talk. It’s cool. He’s got a great situation there in Golden State."

Thompson and Green famously got into a shoving match in the finals seconds of the Warriors' overtime win in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals after Thompson committed a flagrant foul on Warriors guard Shaun Livingston. Thompson was ejected for his role in the incident.

As Thompson was being removed from the court, he made a gesture towards Green that indicated he wanted to meet him outside for a fight.

Green responded after the game.

“I can’t meet him outside of here because I’ll still get fined,” Green told the media at Oracle Arena on June 2. “But I can meet him in the streets any day.

“You can say something like, ‘Meet you at the bus.’ I’m going to keep taking care of my family. I ain’t going to meet you at the bus. But the summer, you can meet anybody anywhere, so all this, ‘Meet me outside,’ ‘Meet me at the bus’ . . . I ain’t going to give up money for that. If you want to see me somewhere else, that’s fine. Any time.”

Green upped the rheteric at the Warriors 2018 Championship Parade.

"We just cut from a different cloth," Green said. "A lot of guys in this league, they just soft. We just cut from a different cloth."

Then, in late July, a report surfaced that Thompson attacked Green at a party hosted by LeBron James. Green refuted the incident the next day.

Haynes asked Thompson if the fight actually happened, but the Cavs big man danced around answering it.

"Man, I had a great summer," Thompson said with a smile on his face. "I had no issues. My summer was great. Yeah, I had a good summer."

So, after ALL of that, Thompson now says the two stars are okay. We'll let you decide if you believe that or not.

The Cavs and Warriors will meet on the court one final time this season, on April 5 in Oakland.

NBA rumors: 2020 draft lottery, combine expected to be held in August

NBA rumors: 2020 draft lottery, combine expected to be held in August

It sounds like the Warriors' front office is going to be very busy during the month that is typically the slowest on the NBA calendar.

The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery and 2020 NBA Draft Combine are expected to be held in August, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The lottery -- which was scheduled for May 19 -- will determine the Warriors' position in the draft.

The combine -- originally planned for May 21-24 -- also was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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It's unclear if the event will be held in person or through virtual methods. Over the last couple of months, the Warriors have been able to speak with draft prospects over Zoom.

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Considering Golden State practically is guaranteed a top-five pick, getting to know the players is a very important component of the draft process.

Will the Warriors be able to bring prospects to Chase Center in San Francisco for workouts? That also remains unknown.

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Warriors' Steve Kerr shares funny details about 'Last Dance' interview

Warriors' Steve Kerr shares funny details about 'Last Dance' interview

Steve Kerr played a prominent role in "The Last Dance" documentary on the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls.

If you didn't know already, the film crew spoke with the Warriors coach in late October 2018 when Golden State was in New York to face the Knicks.

"It was funny -- I had forgotten about the interview," Kerr told Warriors play-by-play broadcaster Bob Fitzgerald last Friday. "So we came back from practice -- I completely spaced out, I got a workout at the gym where we practiced -- I come back to the hotel late (and) these guys are waiting in the lobby.

"They got this huge production. They had rented a suite. There's got to be 20 people in there and a million cameras. I felt so bad. I didn't even take a shower. I just ran up and did the interview."

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In case you haven't seen any of the episodes yet -- Kerr wore a blue Warriors long-sleeve shirt for the sit-down conversation.

"As soon as I sat down, I thought, 'I like this. I got my Warriors shirt on. This is gonna show pretty well,'" Kerr said to Fitzgerald. "When we sat down to watch it (the actual documentary on TV), my daughter and my wife immediately turned to me and they said, 'You couldn't take a shower and fix your hair before the interview?'"

You got to love Maddy and Margot Kerr for keeping it real.

No word yet on if Kerr at least was able to put on some deodorant.

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