Draymond Green knew this might be coming. On Sunday, his bank account took a hit.
The NBA has fined Green $50,000 for violating the league's anti-tampering rules regarding comments on Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker.
Appearing on TNT's pregame show prior to the Orlando Magic-Philadelphia 76ers game Friday, the Warriors star forward essentially called for the Suns to trade Booker, who has been red-hot since the NBA season restarted.
"It's great to see Book playing well and Phoenix playing well, but get my man out of Phoenix," Green told hosts Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley on "Inside the NBA." "It's not good for him. It's not good for his career. Sorry, Chuck. But they gotta get Book out of Phoenix.
"I need my man somewhere he can play great basketball all the time and win because he's that type of player."
When Johnson asked if he was tampering, Green offered a one-word response.
"Maybe," Green said.
well this just happened pic.twitter.com/ZeVyNp8Blw— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) August 7, 2020
Booker, 23, is in the firs yeart of a five-year, $158 million contract extension with the Suns. He made his first All-Star Game this year and is averaging 26.4 points per game this year. And since the Orlando bubble began, Booker has been unstoppable.
The Suns are a perfect 5-0 with Booker leading the way in Orlando. He's averaging 29.4 points and 6.4 assists per game as the young shooting guard continues to expand his games.
While Booker's game has grown, Green's wallet has shrunk thanks to his comments.
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