In the Golden State Warriors’ discouraging 130-119 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, JaMychal Green played 17 minutes. Unfortunately for him, the NBA has already levied a sizable fine against the 32-year-old veteran for inappropriate interaction with a referee during the game.
For “directing obscene and abusive words at a game referee,” Green will now have to pay up to $20,000. NBA Communications posted the following on Twitter:
The following was released by the NBA. pic.twitter.com/skmfgEEeB3
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) November 18, 2022
When Green played against the Suns, he didn’t contribute much. He ended the game with two points on 1-of-7 shooting, two rebounds, and one turnover. It gets worse for him because he complained to the officials too much and will now be $20,000 poorer.
This most recent development intensifies the Warriors’ recent difficult patch. On Wednesday, the Dubs suffered their ninth defeat of the year while continuing to be winless on the road. It was their eighth road loss when they suffered their most recent loss in Phoenix.
After yet another loss, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wasn’t in a good mood, and he didn’t hold back when criticizing his squad for their lackluster performance against the Suns. This was true even if Stephen Curry had a mind-blowing (but pointless) 50-point performance.
JaMychal Green, on the other hand, is currently a part of the Warriors on a one-year contract. At the moment, the 6-foot-8 power forward averages 4.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game.