June 12, 2016, 12:25 pm
Draymond Green received a one game suspension and will miss Game 5 of the Finals after being assessed a Flagrant 1 Foul for his altercation with LeBron James in Game 4.
This was an easy decision for the NBA as Green once again hit a player in the nuts. The flagrant foul gave him four flagrant foul points, leading to an automatic one game suspension. It’s a troublesome development for the Warriors as Green has been fantastic thus far, with his versatility causing the Cavs fits. It’s unclear who will step into the starting lineup for Green, but everyone will need to step up in his absence – specifically Andre Iguodala and Harrison Barnes. The Cavs caught the break they needed and will need to take advantage of Green’s absence if they intend to take the series back to Cleveland.