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Let's just say that things have been better between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. Right now, the relationship is in trouble.
We all know that the two got in a heated confrontation at the end of regulation Monday night in Los Angeles, and as of late Tuesday night, they hadn't hashed out anything yet.
Will this confrontation between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green make them stronger in the long run? Durant’s answer: “Who knows. We’ll see.”— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) November 14, 2018
Durant will become an unrestricted icted free agent in July, and nobody has any idea what the two-time NBA Finals MVP is going to do. But according to one anonymous Warriors player, things aren’t looking good for Golden State.
“With what was said, there is already no way Durant is coming back,” a member of the team told Marcus Thompson of The Athletic. “The only hope is that they can say this summer, ‘See, KD. We’ve got your back. We protected you from Draymond.’ “
Perhaps this is why Steph Curry said this prior to Tuesday's game against the Hawks:
Steph Curry was asked pre-game about the last 24 hours. He smiled and said, "Everything's great!"— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 14, 2018
Through 15 games, the Warriors are 12-3 and in first place in the Western Conference. They are good enough to keep winning games as the parties involved try to sort through this serious predicament.
But as Thompson writes: "This isn’t a situation that will just blow over."
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller