Draymond Green Savagely Roasts Jusuf Nurkić After T-Wolves Eliminate Suns

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkić are notoriously not on good terms following their dispute earlier in the season that resulted in the former's lengthy suspension.

The Suns were eliminated from the playoffs in a series sweep by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night, marking yet another early postseason exit for Nurkić, who has never advanced passed the first round in his career.

In fact, through Nurkić's first 20 playoff games, his teams have won just three times, giving him the all-time worst playoff winning percentage in league history. Green has caught wind of that undesirable statistic, and he had some fun at the expense of Nurkić on social media.

On his Instagram account, Green shared a graphic depicting Nurkić's postseason struggles to his story, captioning it, "Hope that brother gets the help he needs," alongside a series of frozen-faced emojis.

Of course, when Green received his suspension from the NBA earlier this season, those were the same words Nurkić said about him. After seeing the Bosnian bounced from the playoffs, Green felt it was time to send him a little reminder of their previous exchange.

Although Green's Warriors were eliminated during the play-in tournament, he didn't hesitate to take a shot at Nurkić, making clear their beef hasn't reached its curtain call just yet.

Karl Rasmussen


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