The Warriors disappointing loss to the Clippers on Monday triggered a heated exchange between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Green pressed Durant on his upcoming free agency after the defeat.
Sources: In midst of verbal exchange on court late in Monday's game, Draymond Green challenged Kevin Durant about Durant's impending free agency. As teammates came at Green about his turnover, he responded. This has been a simmering issue for the Warriors today.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 13, 2018
The argument in question was likely triggered by the play that occurred at the end of regulation. Green committed a costly turnover after securing a defensive rebound with time expiring.
Here is the play in question:
Kevin Durant realllllllllllly wanted Draymond Green to give him the ball...... pic.twitter.com/Y6qSTafwyq— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) November 13, 2018
Frustrations boiled over on the bench, and continued after Golden State left the court. When questioned by his fellow teammates, Green apparently shifted the attention to Durant’s looming free agency.
The 2019 free agency period will feature several teams with an abundance of cap space. Durant can enter negotiations as an unrestricted free agent by declining his $31.5 million player option at the conclusion of this season.