Draymond Green insists his relationship with Jordan Poole is improving months after the infamous punching incident. In early October, it was reported that Green punched Poole in practice. A couple of days later, the video was leaked and the Golden State Warriors decided to send Green home for a week.
After the video was leaked, Green admitted he was wrong and apologized to Poole and his family. Even though Green and Poole are keeping it professional on the court, Green admits they are not hanging out off the court.
Green on his relationship with Poole
"We go to work every day together.
Our lockers are right next to each other. That never changed. We ride the same buses together. We change in the same locker room on the road together. None of that has changed. Did it change out relationship? Of course. Absolutely. That's still a work in progress.
I will always be willing to continue to do that work, because I was wrong. In saying all of that, yes. definitely allowed to move forward, and we have moved forward. And it's been just fine. But is it different? 100%. I see improvements.
Day by day, week by week, month by month, I see the improvements. And that's all you can ask for. I don't expect him to come out and be like, 'Man, I wanna come out and hang with you off the court.' I don't expect that, I'm not a fool.
It's very important to the makup of our team, to the success of our team," Green told Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report, as quoted on Sportskeeda. Meanwhile, the Warriors have a 21-21 record through their first 42 games of the season.
With that record, the Warriors have the sixth-best record in the Western Conference. The Warriors, who are the defending NBA champions, haven't been really convincing so far this season. It remains to be seen if Green and company can defend their NBA title this year.