The NBA is suspending Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green for five games, ESPN reported Wednesday night.
Green was at the center of a skirmish during the opening minutes of Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in San Francisco.
After Anthony Edwards missed a 3-pointer, Golden State’s Klay Thompson and the Wolves’ Jaden McDaniels started grabbing at each other as both teams made their way to the other side of the court.
Thompson and McDaniels then got in an altercation, and Minnesota big man Rudy Gobert came over to try and separate the two. That’s when Green came charging in, putting Gobert in a headlock before dragging him toward the Warriors’ bench.
Thompson, McDaniels and Green were all ejected just 1:43 into the game, and ESPN reported Wednesday that Thompson, Gobert and McDaniels were being fined $25,000 apiece.
Green, 33, is averaging 8.8 points, 5.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds in nine games (all starts) this season. He is eligible to return for Golden State’s game against the host Sacramento Kings on Nov. 28.
Green has already been ejected from two games this season, also getting tossed against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
The Warriors (6-6) have lost four straight games heading into Thursday’s home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.