Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced that the All-Star forward Draymond Green was fined but will not be sent off after a tackle on a teammate Jordan Poole last wednesday.

Kerr addressed the media following Golden State’s preseason win over Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, adding that Green is expected to return to the practice squad on Thursday and play in the Warriors’ season opener against Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

“We’ve spent the last week in deep discussions with all of our key figures in the organization, including, of course, Jordan and Draymond,” Kerr said. “I can tell you there was a lot of talk. Individual discussions, player-only discussions… It was an exhaustive process.”

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Kerr went on to say that during those conversations, it was determined that this level of punishment was the best and most appropriate way to move forward.

“No matter what decision you make in a situation like this, it’s not going to be perfect,” Kerr added. “This is the biggest crisis we’ve had since I’ve been here as coach.”

Green first addressed the incident last Saturday, issuing a public apology and saying he was going to take a few days away from the Warriors organization to allow everyone to heal.

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