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Fight Night at Oracle: Draymond Green, Bradley Beal both ejected for skirmish

Fight Night at Oracle: Draymond Green, Bradley Beal both ejected for skirmish

OAKLAND -- Warriors forward Draymond Green and Wizards guard Bradley Beal were assessed double technical fouls for fighting and ejected with late in the first half of a 120-117 Warriors victory Friday night at Oracle Arena.

The beef actually began with 23 seconds remaining in the half after the 6-foot-7 Green blocked Beal’s shot and had a few choice words for the 6-foot-5 guard.

Play continued, with Washington forward Kelly Oubre missing a 3-point shot, after which Beal, being blocked out by Green, took an open-handed swing that caught Green on the neck and side of his face.

Green at that point spun and used both hands to grabbed Beal, the two locking arms above each other’s shoulders, with Green walking Beal backward until both fell, with Green landing on top.

“I don't know what I'm supposed to do if someone hits you twice," Green told ESPN before leaving the locker room at halftime. "Man, you're taught as a kid not to allow that. What was I supposed to do?”

With players from both teams rushing in, it took about 30 seconds for the officiating crew to separate the combatants. Green’s jersey was badly torn.

After a brief review and discussion among officials, both players were ejected with 19.5 seconds remaining and the Warriors trailing 64-50. No other players were ejected, but that could change once the NBA office reviews the matter.

“Draymond defended himself and bit the bullet in terms of being ejected from the game,” David West said.

Green implied that his ejection was as much the product of his reputation as it was for being part of the skirmish.

"There's history with me and the NBA,” he told ESPN. “That's the only reason I can think of why I was ejected.”

On his way to the visitor’s locker room, Beal briefly engaged a particularly vocal fan before disappearing into the bowels of the arena

“I’m not going to get into details about it,” Beal said, referring to his tiff with Green. “I’ll do that with the league (on Saturday), but we just got into it and things got out of hand.”

NBA rumors: Lakers add Michael Beasley on one-year contract

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NBA rumors: Lakers add Michael Beasley on one-year contract

Michael Beasley found himself a new basketball home on Friday.

The Lakers agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Beasley, league sources told multiple national reporters.

In 74 games with the Knicks last season, Beasley averaged 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds.

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Beasley -- the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft -- will be playing for his seventh NBA team.

The 29-year old also played for two different teams in China.

Beasley was teammates with LeBron James in Miami during the 2013-14 season.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Jonas Jerebko ready to show he's 'a lot better player than people think'

Jonas Jerebko ready to show he's 'a lot better player than people think'

Earlier this week, Jonas Jerebko was introduced to Bay Area media members.

He talked about his expectations for next season and his role with the Warriors.

On Friday morning, he was a guest on 95.7 The Game and told Warriors fans they should have a pretty high bar for the "Swedish Larry Bird."

"I've been 10 years in the league and I feel like I'm getting better every year. I feel like I haven't played my best basketball yet," Jerebko declared. "The most minutes I did play was my rookie year."

Jerebko -- the 39th pick in the 2009 draft -- averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds as a rookie in Detroit.

He missed the entire 2010-11 season because of a torn Achilles tendon, but bounced back in 2011-12 to the tune of 8.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.

The 31-year old played a couple more seasons in Detroit and was then traded to Boston in February 2015.

He re-signed with the Celtics in July 2015 and averaged 15.1 minutes and 15.8 minutes per contest in his two seasons under Brad Stevens.

In Utah last year, Jerebko registered 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes, and shot over 41 percent from 3-point territory.

"I got a lot more to give and I'm a lot better player than people think I am sometimes," Jerebko said. "I'm ready to show that."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller