Why Draymond Green Hasn't Gotten Salary Back From One-game Suspension

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Back on Nov. 12, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant got into a verbal altercation on the Warriors' bench at the end of regulation.

Golden State ended up losing to the Clippers in overtime. And the following afternoon, the team announced that Draymond was suspended one game without pay for "conduct detrimental to the team."

The suspension cost Draymond about $120,000. The three-time NBA champion isn't trying to recoup that money.

"I still haven't gotten that back yet (laughs)," he told Shams Charania of The Athletic at some point during these NBA Finals against the Raptors. "I haven't tried to get it back. It's no big deal and I'm not sitting and stressing about that.

"I never appealed it or nothing."

The key word from Draymond is "yet."

As Marc Spears of The Undefeated reported a couple days after the incident between Draymond and KD in Los Angeles:

While Green accepted the suspension, a source said he was surprised at being fined a $120,000 game check and plans to appeal the franchise's decision with the aid of the players association.

Draymond didn't think he was going to lose a whole game check. As Marcus Thompson of The Athletic wrote on Nov. 13:

Green was surprised by the heavy-handedness. A fine was expected. Green had just come back from injury, giving him a rest day for Tuesday's game against Atlanta and a private fine would have been an acceptable rebuke of his behavior. He was fined a few thousand dollars when he went after Kerr in the locker room in Oklahoma City in 2016. He didn't think this incident was nearly as bad, so the punishment being drastically worse was shocking.

Perhaps he no longer is planning to appeal. But at this moment in time, nobody really cares about that.

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All that matters is the Warriors trying to stave off elimination in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.

Fortunately for the Dubs, multiple sources told NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole that Durant will return to the starting lineup.

The drama is off the charts and it just might be a night for the ages.

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