Since Draymond Green punched Jordan Poole a few months ago, not much has been said since the incident took place until now.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was brutally honest about the incident and shockingly put most of the blame on Green.
Kerr said that the incident he believes affected his team the rest of the year.
“Anytime some trust is lost, then it makes the process much more difficult, and there was some trust lost,” Kerr said. “That’s as blunt as I can be.”
“We have to get back to what has made us really successful, which is a really trusting environment and a group that relies on one another and makes each other better,” he added.
Neither Green and particularly Poole did not perform well against the LA Lakers.
In fact, Poole was dragged by NBA fans for not performing well after just signing a huge extension with the team. Kerr says Green realizes what he did wrong but he needs to rebuild trust among his teammates.
“He knows that he also compromised things by what happened back in October,” Kerr said. “So part of him coming back next year has to be about rebuilding some of that trust and respect that he’s earned here for a long period of time.”
Green has started the process by admitting that by taking the blame for what happened
“We’re not playing right now, because when you speak about the fouling, when you speak about all of the slippage we had as a team on the road, not being able to come together,” Green said. “None of those things happen if that doesn’t happen.”