Draymond Green and Rudy Gobert engage in new twitter beef

Through the years, Draymond Green has been considered somewhat of an emotional player. He often plays with his heart on the sleeve and is a big reason for the Golden State Warriors’ success over the last few years. In addition to this, Draymond often speaks his mind when he feels like it. For example, towards the beginning of the season, teammates Draymond Green and Kevin Durant exchanged words in a heated argument during a match-up on the road in Los Angeles. So when Draymond saw an interview which featured Rudy Gobert, who the NBA world widely considered an All-Star snub, becoming emotional when asked about how tough it was to find out he hadn’t been selected, he typed out his thoughts on Twitter saying this:

Draymond talked with C.J. McCollum and Jordan Shultz on their podcast about why he responded to Gobert’s interview the way he did. Here’s what he said:

While players beefing online may be very entertaining for NBA fans like us, the best way for two players to settle their issues is on the court. Lucky for them, the two veteran big-men will get a chance to duke things out tonight when the Warriors face the Jazz in Oracle Arena at 10:30 PM on TNT.

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The Mike Conley Report: the latest buzz about the Grizzlies’ star point guard

For several days now, the Memphis Grizzlies have made it widely known that franchise cornerstone Mike Conley is on the trade block. Many teams have reportedly contacted the Grizzlies about acquiring Conley, but every trade has fallen through thus far. So to clear up the hazy rumors around the situation, we have compiled everything you need to know about Mike Conley and where he might land.

According to several reports, the Indiana Pacers have made multiple calls to the Grizzlies about acquiring Conley, but nothing has been set in stone at this time. If Conley was to land somewhere, Indy looks like the front runner in the battle for the star point guard.

The Utah Jazz have also reportedly contacted the Grizzlies about acquiring Conley and did give them an offer: 1 first-round pick, 1 second-round pick, expiring contracts, and possibly cash in exchange for Conley. The Grizzlies also reportedly asked about acquiring Exum, but were immediately told no. Another report surfaced late Wednesday saying Conley was reluctant to go to Utah.

According to several reports, The Toronto Raptors contacted the Grizzlies about acquiring Conley, but thought the asking price was to high. Early indications also suggest Indy thought the asking price was to high as well, but continued to work towards a deal.

According to Brian Windhorst, Conley made it very clear he wanted no part in being traded to a team in the Western Conference, which would make the Jazz a no-go for him.

Rumors have been flying around NBA circles for several days now, some of which involve the Raptors moving point guard Kyle Lowry in either a straight-up trade or a three-team trade involving someone like the Jazz. As for where Conley will end up before the trade deadline, only time will tell, but one thing is for sure. Conley is being viewed in NBA circles as a hot commodity.

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Golden State Warriors plan to sign Jonas Jerebko after he is waived by Jazz

Jonas Jerebko has reportedly planned to sign with the Golden State Warriors after clearing his waivers.

The Utah Jazz waived Jerebko on Saturday in order to expand their cap space and give themselves another roster spot for a young player.

The 6-foot-10 big-man was used as a reliable role player during his time in Utah. The team used him to shoot quick jumpers and to expand their floor, while shooting the occasional three-pointer. He played significant minutes for the Jazz during the regular season, but when playoffs time came, he was used far less.

The nine-year NBA veteran suffered a devastating Achilles injury during his time with the Detroit Pistons, where he spent the first five seasons of his NBA career. He seemingly has fit into many rotations around the league as he has played for multiple teams, with the Jazz being no exception. Jerebko shot 41.4% from the three and finished with a career high 58% shooting overall.

 

The Warriors will likely view this as a valuable pick-up assuming the deal gets inked on Monday. After signing DeMarcus Cousins earlier in free agency, the Warriors will look to sign a three-and-d player to pair up with rookie Jacob Evans and help him throughout the season.

Jerebko will likely play a veteran role, similar to the way David West played with the team last year. The Swedish forward must be paid a guaranteed $4.2 million if he is picked up by the Warriors.

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