Golden State Warriors proprietor Joe Lacob stated he is not bothered by the blowup between stars Draymond Inexperienced and Kevin Durant, and that on no account has the group chosen sides between the 2.
Lacob advised the San Francisco Chronicle that whereas Inexperienced “went past what we felt was applicable” in his argument with Durant, the Warriors are dealing with issues “very appropriately.”
“It’s very a administration challenge,” Lacob stated. “[General manager] Bob Myers, and our head coach Steve Kerr are dealing with it. And so they’re dealing with it very appropriately.”
The Warriors’ chemistry is being examined after Inexperienced and Durant obtained right into a verbal altercation each within the huddle and within the locker room following an additional time loss to the LA Clippers on Monday night time.
Inexperienced was finally suspended one sport with out pay by the staff for “conduct detrimental.” A supply advised The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears that Inexperienced plans to enchantment to get his sport test again, although he has already served the suspension.
The staff’s choice to reprimand one participant and not the opposite has raised questions as to whether or not the Warriors are giving preferential remedy towards Durant, who might be a free agent on the finish of the season. Lacob struck down that notion.
“I’ve learn and heard all of the issues individuals are speaking about. That we’re selecting one individual over one other,” Lacob advised the Chronicle. “We’re not selecting anyone over anyone.”
Lacob stated Inexperienced will get the scenario, as nicely.
“He understands that, by the best way,” Lacob stated. “I have been texting with him, and he completely will get it. I do have an amazing relationship with him, and I nonetheless do.”
Lacob, who has seen the Warriors win three NBA titles since his possession group took over in 2010, is “actually not frightened in any respect” in regards to the sudden drama on the staff, echoing the sentiment of among the gamers who consider profitable will make every little thing blow over.
“I do not suppose there’s any purpose to really feel uneasy. We’re in first place,” stated Lacob of the 12-Four Warriors. “If you’re on prime, everybody’s coming to get you. Not solely on the courtroom, however off the courtroom. We perceive that. All we will management is how we act and what we do. What reporters write is not actually related to be sincere.”