Game 5 of the NBA Finals is on Monday night, and all anyone wants to know is whether Draymond Green will play. The Warriors’ do-everything forward is one flagrant foul away from being suspended, and according to ESPN, the team is concerned that this may happen.
An incident involving Draymond Green and LeBron James late in Friday night’s Game 4 of the NBA Finals is under league review, and there is growing concern among the Golden State Warriors that Green could be suspended for Monday night’s Game 5, sources told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears.
Interviews for those involved took place Saturday night, and a decision could come Sunday, sources say.
Green got into it with LeBron James during Game 4. LeBron tried stepping over Green after Green fell to the ground, Green responded by kinda sorta punching LeBron in the crotch, the two did some jawing, and now, the league is reviewing the incident.
It’s impossible to know the likelihood of Green getting assessed a flagrant and, therefore, suspended. But according to former NBA executive Stu Jackson, things don’t look great for Green.
Jackson also pointed out that Green wouldn’t be allowed into the stadium until the game is completed, which is really only relevant if the Warriors manage to win the title on Monday night.
Right now, this is the biggest story in basketball. While Golden State could absolutely beat Cleveland without Green, having the most versatile player in basketball on the court could only help. We’ll let you know what happens when the league announces its decision.