Draymond Green Says Relationship With Jordan Poole Still 'Work In Progress'
Draymond Green Relationship W/ Poole Is A 'Work In Progress'
1/13/2023 2:30 PM PT
Draymond Green says he's still working to repair his relationship with Jordan Poole after their violent practice altercation three months ago ... admitting their dynamic has completely changed, but it's slowly improved with time.
The Golden State Warriors forward opened up about the incident in an interview with Taylor Rooks ... saying he watched the clip over and over after TMZ Sports published it on Oct. 7, and while he knew he was in the wrong, he claims there's more to the story that he will share one day.
"Once that [video] released, I'm experiencing so many emotions," Green says. "Like, I'm upset. How the hell does this get released? Going through hell because you're just at the sole discretion of public opinion."
Green says the two players have been able to go about their business as professionals since the video was released, but points out they're not rushing to hang out off the court anytime soon.
"We go to work every day together," he says. "Our lockers are right next to each other, that never changed. We ride the same buses together, we change in the same locker room on the road together -- none of that has changed."
"Did it change our relationship, of course. Absolutely. That's still a work in progress. I'll always be willing to continue to do that work because I was wrong."
"I see improvements, day by day, week by week, month by month I see improvements," he continued. "That's all you can ask for. I don't expect him to come out and be like, 'Man, I wanna come hang with you off the court.' I don't expect that. I'm not a fool."