Draymond Green is at his best when he is annoying people, whether that be his opponents, opposing fans or the NBA league as a whole. While appearing on the NBA on TNT Sunday night, Green made the most blatant and shameless attempt at tampering (since Magic Johnson went on Jimmy Kimmel) to poke at Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker. “It’s great to see Booker playing well and Phoenix playing well, but get my man out of Phoenix. It’s not good for him, it’s not good for his career. Sorry, Chuck — they got to get Book out of Phoenix. I need my man to go somewhere he can play great basketball all the time and win because he’s that type of player.”

When asked directly if he was tampering, Green replied, “maybe.”

Basketball-wise, this is a smart move by Green. While Booker would overlap skill and position with Warrior guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, he would restore them to their flamethrower offense of yore. The NBA did its job and fined Green $50,000 for his comments, which he probably doesn’t mind given his recent signing of a $100 million-plus contract.

 

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