Warriors C Andrew Bogut to be Suspended, Draymond Green Fined

The NBA will levy a one-game suspension on Warriors’ center Andrew Bogut for his role in Saturday’s altercation. USA Today was first to report.

Forward Draymond Green, who was the only player ejected, will be fined, team sources said.

Replays show Bogut initiated the scrum when he shoved Portland center Joel Freeland, who had his arm locked while jockeying for a rebound. It appeared Bogut might have thrown a punch, at least a high elbow that scarcely missed landing.

Eventually, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, Mo Williams and Wesley Matthews got involved. Then Green would have to be restrained. Williams was reportedly suspended as well.

The Warriors visit New Orleans Tuesday. Back-up center Jermaine O’Neal has missed the last four games with a bruised right knee and a right groin strain. If he can’t go, the Warriors will likely start Marreese Speights at center.

The Warriors will also be without Andre Iguodala, out indefinitely with a strained left hamstring.

Marcus Thompson

  • Sweaty Taco

    When it rains, it pours. So much for being one of the top teams in the west. They’ll be lucky to be .500 at the end of the year.

  • rosegardener

    Mr. Lacob has designed a special game plan to showcase the current depleted roster. This is an excellent opportunity for fans to praise Mr. Lacob’s awesome basketball IQ.

  • Marcus Thompson

    Geez. A little early, don’t you think?

  • Sweaty Taco

    Probably, but as a fan that’s followed them for two plus decades, shouldn’t I have the right to be a little cynical?

  • PBinAubWA

    It’s early, but the lack of bench and it’s effect on the core players is real and needs to be fixed. Whether it’s guys coming back from injuries, internal development (Nedovic) or trades (Speights, please) it’s obvious that Curry and Lee still needs help. I want the Warriors to do something in the playoffs when they get there.

  • Checknate22

    You’re TRIPPIN.