NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2017 – Washington Wizards guard Carrick Felix and forward Markieff Morris have each been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation, it was announced Sunday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident, which Wizards guard Bradley Beal initiated against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green by grabbing him around the neck, occurred with 19.5 seconds remaining in the second quarter of the Warriors' 120-117 win over the Wizards on Friday, Oct. 27 at Oracle Arena.
Beal was ejected for initiating the incident and has been fined $50,000. Green, who continued the incident by confronting Beal and failing to disengage from him, was ejected for fighting, and has been fined $25,000.
In addition, Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been fined $15,000 for aggressively entering the altercation.
Felix and Morris will serve their suspensions in the next regular season games for which they are eligible and physically able to play.
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Draymond Green just came back from a one-game suspension, but he won't play again Saturday.
The Warriors officially ruled Green out of the game against the Dallas Mavericks, as he continues to nurse a sprained right toe. Forward Alfonzo McKinnie (left foot soreness) also was listed as questionable.
Green returned to the Warriors' lineup in Thursday's 107-86 loss to the Houston Rockets after serving a one-game suspension stemming from his tiff with Kevin Durant. Sources told NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole that Green brought up Durant's impending free agency, and Green told reporters in Houston on Thursday that he and Durant were "moving forward."
"After playing 42 minutes against the Clippers, it was pretty sore that next day," Green said of his injured toe, and he then joked, "Thank God I got suspended. I was sore, really sore, so I sat there and iced the whole day. Did some treatment at home. ... Everything happens for a reason."
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Green did not play in the Warriors' two games preceding Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers because of his sprained toe. He played just 24 minutes Thursday, missing all three of his shots and finishing the night with zero points, five rebounds, five assists, and five turnovers.
With Green suspended Tuesday, Jonas Jerebko started in his place. He scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, and 4-of-7 from deep. Jerebko finished a game-high plus-23, and he could start in Green's absence again Saturday, provided Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes the matchup against the Mavericks.
If McKinnie does not play, the Warriors would be down two forwards in their first look at Mavericks rookie forward Luka Doncic.
Kevin Durant didn't need a burner account this time.
With all the drama surrounding Durant and Warriors teammate Draymond Green, Colin Cowherd responded harshly on his show The Herd. As Green reportedly dared Durant to leave the Warriors in free agency, Cowherd believes Durant needs the Warriors more than the back-to-back champs need him.
To no surprise, Durant understandly didn't take the criticism too well. On his own personal Instagram account, Durant clapped back to the talk show host.
Durant says he's done talking about the feud he and Green got into during an overtime loss to the Clippers. But the more he engages on social media, the longer this story will have life.