The Athletic reported on Wednesday (Oct. 5) that a “heated interaction” between the two basketball players morphed into a scuffle after Green “forcefully struck” Poole.
Then, the duo approached each other, chest-to-chest, while simultaneously pressing and pushing each other on the court.
The altercation may have stemmed from previous tension between the two players, as both stars are currently up for contract extensions. Yahoo Sports reported that amid contract extension talks, Golden State’s players began to notice a “change in Poole’s behavior throughout camp.”
Furthermore, the team doesn’t feel the issue between the two men was “warranted.”
As it stands on Thursday (Oct. 6), Jordan Poole is set to receive an extension on his contract, while Draymond has stated he has to “play this season out” without one.
Although Green, 32, apologized for the altercation, the Warriors chose to end the practice and appeared to be looking to discipline their power forward. Neither player sustained injuries amid the tussle.
A video of the fight between the Golden State Warrior athletes hasn’t surfaced yet. Additionally, the internal discipline regarding the NBA Champion has yet to be revealed.