Draymond Green wants to keep it professional, and Jordan Poole says he’ll do just that — telling reporters his teammate apologized for punching him during practice … and now his focus is on winning another championship.
Poole — who just inked a 4-year, $140 million extension with the Warriors — spoke with the media for the first time since the violent altercation … and said he’s looking to move past the whole ordeal.
“He apologized,” Poole said … calling their interaction “professional.”
“We’re here to play basketball and everybody in the locker room and on the team knows what it takes to win a championship, and we’re gonna do that on the court.”
Poole says the two will handle themselves in a professional manner moving forward … adding, “We’re here to win a championship and keep hanging banners.”
As we previously reported, Green seemed indifferent about his personal relationship with Poole after the incident … saying it’s up to Jordan if he wants to repair their friendship.
“As far as us moving forward, Jordan’s a professional, I’m a professional,” Green said last week. “We have a job to do.”
While Poole didn’t blatantly take a shot at Green, his statement seemed cold … leaving it fair to assume the guys aren’t grabbing a beer together anytime soon.
Of course, we’re told the practice altercation went down after Poole got cocky over his contract negotiations … but Warriors players adamantly deny any change in his attitude leading up to the punch.
Now that Poole got paid, it leaves a big question mark on Draymond’s future with the team … especially since he didn’t get an extension of his own.
The NBA season kicks off this week. Get your popcorn ready.
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