The Time Draymond Green ‘100 Percent' Thought the Warriors Would Trade Him

The Warriors have a massively important game tonight in Houston.

But let's take a walk down memory lane to 2016.

You all remember what happened on Feb. 27 when the Warriors took on the Thunder in Oklahoma City:

-Draymond Green and Steve Kerr nearly got into a fight at halftime
-Steph Curry hit a game-winning 38-footer (his 12th 3-pointer of the night) with 0.6 seconds left in overtime

But we learned something new on Thursday, courtesy of Bleacher Report's Howard Beck (be sure to read the whole story).

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The Warriors won that game in OKC, but as Beck writes:

"Green's mood was still foul, and he left the arena that day believing his days as a Warrior were numbered. He feared the relationship had been fractured, that the Warriors would choose Kerr over him. That he'd be traded.

One hundred percent," Green tells B/R. "Especially with the success that he was having as a coach. Like, you just don't get rid of that."

In his lowest moments, Green expressed his fears of being traded to both his mother and (Tom) Izzo. "We all thought Dray would have been traded" after the Oklahoma incident, (Mary) Babers-Green says."


... pretty crazy to think about.

According to Beck: "Team officials, including Myers and Kerr, say that was never even a discussion."

Draymond is under contract two more seasons -- $17,469,565 in 2018-19 and $18,539,130 in 2019-20.

OK. You can go back to being stressed and anxious about tonight's game vs the Rockets...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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