Kevin Durant told reporters Tuesday that he didn’t think the NBA would suspend Warriors forward Draymond Green for his Game 3 kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams.
“I didn’t even think it was something we should be talking about,” Durant said. “They’re not going to suspend Draymond Green, he’s one of the premier players in the league, on arguably one of the best teams in the history of the game, they’re not going to suspend him, you know. I didn’t really think about it, I knew the league was going to let him play or fine him or upgrade him to a Flagrant 2, we all knew that was going to happen. The league is about business, man.”
Green was initially given a Flagrant 1 foul for flailing and kicking Adams in the crotch. The league upgraded his foul to a Flagrant 2 on Monday and fined him $25,000 “after a thorough investigation” of the replay angles as well as interviews with players and officials.
The Warriors and Thunder square off Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Oklahoma City has a 2–1 lead in the series.