Draymond Green Suspended Indefinitely by NBA Following Ejection for Striking Jusuf Nurkić in Face

Less than a month ago, the Warriors star was suspended for five games after putting Rudy Gobert in a headlock.

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Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN Sources: The NBA is suspending Golden State’s Draymond Green indefinitely. pic.twitter.com/CNaIXavM0C

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The major suspension comes after Green was committed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected for striking Jusuf Nurkić across the face during Tuesday's game against the Phoenix Suns.

Draymond has been ejected after flagrant foul on Nurkić pic.twitter.com/RmrLU5tdw8

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It appears Green's suspension will be handled similarly to how the Brooklyn Nets handed down an indefinite suspension to Kyrie Irving after he shared a link to an anti-Semitic movie last year. Green will need to clear certain benchmarks before he can be considered for a return.

According to Wojnarowski, Green's agent Rich Paul and Warriors general manager Mike Dunleavy are expected to meet with Draymond on Thursday to determine next steps.

Draymond Green, Warriors GM Mike Dunleavy Jr., and Green’s agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports are expected to meet Thursday to start discussing a path of counseling and help for Green to move forward, sources said. The league didn’t want to put a specific number on the suspension,… https://t.co/OJNpoHtpNs

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 14, 2023
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Following Thursday's game, Green apologized to Nurkić and claimed he did not mean to hit him when he was using his arms to embellish a foul.

"As you know, I'm not one to apologize for things I meant to do, but I do apologize to Jusuf because I didn't intend to hit him," he explained. "I sell calls with my arms. I don't fall to sell a call, I'm not a flopper. So I was just selling the call because he was grabbing me and pulling my hip back, so I spun away and unfortunately, I hit him."

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Green has been ejected three times this season. His previous ejection resulted in a five-game suspension after he placed Rudy Gobert in a headlock.

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