Warriors’ Draymond Green rants at NBA’s rules for game postponement amidst COVID-19 surge in league

Draymond Green took to social media to rant against the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols after Golden State’s game at Denver was postponed due to the Nuggets not having enough players available to field a team. 

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With so many teams having many players out with either injuries or health and safety protocols, the league has been postponing games as it tries to combat any suspension of the season. Once the Warriors game was postponed, Green blasted the NBA for its decision. 

“How do you continue to cancel games when you’ve implemented rules to prevent this from happening? Is that not a competitive advantage for other teams? The guys we didn’t have due to the protocol list played no role in Tuesday’s loss? Pick a side but don’t straddle the fence,” he wrote. 

His main gripe appeared to be that the Warriors were forced to play without some of their best players when they faced the Nuggets in San Francisco on Tuesday, and the Nuggets “snuck a win” on them. 

“So when the game is rescheduled(which will probably take a day away from our “break”), we wil play them at full strength… But they got to sneak a win when we weren’t at full strength, only two days ago??? Let’s make it make some sense here.” 

His final tweet on the matter indicated that he was concerned that the backlog of games would affect the Warriors later in the season, saying that it would add a back-to-back on their season, further benefitting Denver. 

On Thursday, the Nuggets reportedly placed head coach Mike Malone, two assistant coaches and players Jeff Green, Zeke Nnaji and Bones Hyland in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Denver also had injury concerns among a number of players including Monte Morris, Aaron Gordon, Austin Rivers and Vlatko Cancar. 

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