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Former Nuggets Player Reacts to Draymond Green Choking Rudy Gobert

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been suspended five games
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During a recent segment of NBA Today, ESPN analyst and former Denver Nuggets guard Austin Rivers reacted to Draymond Green placing Rudy Gobert in a chokehold during the Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game.

"I see 3-4 game suspension here," Rivers said. "Nobody threw any punches, nobody got hurt, Rudy walked away fine. But this is what Draymond does. He is an antagonizer. He's an enforcer for the Warriors, he's a guy that is supposed to be the big dog."

Green was given a five-game suspension by the NBA, as their explanation stated he was "escalating an on-court altercation and forcibly grabbing Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert around the neck in an unsportsmanlike and dangerous manner."

Rivers' prediction of 3-4 games was not far off, and perhaps would have been the case had Green not been a repeat offender when it comes to behavior like this. The NBA did admit in their statement that Green's history played a role in their decision, stating, "The length of the suspension is based in part on Green's history of unsportsmanlike acts."

The Warriors will play their next five games without Green, and at least one of those without Steph Curry, who is sidelined with a minor knee sprain. Golden State has hit a skid after starting hot, and this certainly does not help them get back on track.

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