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NBA suspends Draymond Green indefinitely after latest ejection incident

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green faces severe repercussions following his ejection from Tuesday night's game against the Phoenix Suns. The NBA has announced an indefinite suspension for Green, marking a significant escalation in discipline for the player known for his intense on-court demeanor.

This latest ejection, caused by Green striking Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkic, has been the tipping point in a series of contentious incidents involving Green. ESPN, which first reported the suspension, noted that this was Green's 18th career ejection and his third this season in just 15 games. Remarkably, this means Green has been ejected from 20% of this season's games.

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Two weeks prior, Green returned from a five-game suspension for a conflict involving Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert. During a scuffle, Green put Gobert in a chokehold, an action that led to his earlier suspension. Tuesday's incident, where Green appeared to deliberately strike Nurkic, prompted an immediate foul call, escalating to a flagrant 2 and an automatic ejection.

The NBA cited Green's "history of unsportsmanlike acts" when announcing his previous five-game suspension. With this latest incident, it seems the league is taking a firmer stance on Green's conduct.

Green's behavior has increasingly come under scrutiny. Even at 33, he acknowledged the need for personal growth following the Gobert incident. However, Tuesday's event suggests a troubling pattern of behavior. His suspensions are not just a personal challenge but also a setback for the Warriors, who are struggling to maintain a competitive edge this season. Currently in 11th place in the Western Conference, the team is already grappling with an aging core and underperforming young players.

With Green's absence, the Warriors face an uphill battle to improve their standings and make a significant impact in the playoffs. The suspension raises questions about the future of both Green and the Warriors, as they navigate this challenging phase in their journey.

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