They’re only 14 games into the regular season, but that isn’t preventing the Golden State Warriors from campaigning for an individual honor on behalf of Draymond Green.
“I hope he wins [Defensive Player of the Year],” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after Monday’s 120-83 win over the Indiana Pacers. “We’re well aware of how great (San Antonio Spurs forward) Kawhi Leonard is. And it’s one of those votes that the last couple years could have gone either way, but I would love to see Draymond rewarded for his efforts.”
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN
Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.
Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.
Arron Afflalo Suspended Two Games for Throwing Punch
The NBA has suspended Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo for two games for throwing a punch at Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica on Wednesday night, the league announced Thursday.
Afflalo will forfeit $32,119 in salary for the two games, at Cleveland on Thursday and at Boston on Sunday.
LeBron James, Steph Curry Selected as All-Star Team Captains
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry led All-Star voting in their respective conferences and will serve as the captains for the All-Star Game next month.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Kyrie Irving and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan were also selected as starters from the Eastern Conference.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN