And while this situation has the potential to simmer, odds are Warriors players will be laughing about it sooner than later while continuing to rack up wins.
The confrontation occurred after Green pulled down a rebound and dribbled the ball up the court, instead of passing to Durant.
Clearly KD was furious, and his agitation only intensified after Green went at him on the sidelines. Not that it apparently matters since Durant expressed apathy on whether Green played.
According to some publications, Durant has well and truly made up his mind for next season, determined to leave the stacked Warriors roster and chase more scoring opportunities elsewhere.
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Green is eligible to return on Thursday night when the club visits the Houston Rockets.
@stephenasmith on ESPN radio just now: "its either the NY Knicks or the Lakers for KD next summer, and im hearing the Lakers are the front runners".
One night after being outscored 30-16 at the foul line, the Warriors got the better of the Hawks 20-11 in a game in which Atlanta had more field goals (40-39) and the teams had the same number of 3-pointers (12-12). We've got your back.
"I was just focused on the game", Durant said. "We protected you from Draymond'".
Kerr also tried to rule out the narrative that Durant's upcoming 2019 free agency was behind the altercation.
If the Warriors believe it is a must to re-sign Durant, then it could lead the organization to jettison Green out of town.