Draymond Green sent Warriors GM expletive-laden texts after Jordan Bell pick – CBSSports.com
The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors initially didn’t own a pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but thanks to the most successful three-year run in franchise history, an overflow of cash helped them land the 38th overall selection by sending a boatload of dough to Chicago, netting them Oregon rim-runner Jordan Bell.
Bell was a steal and, because he’s a second-rounder, his salary is significantly less — which undoubtedly helps the best team in the league as they work to keep their four All-Star core intact under the salary cap.
Saving money is enough to make any GM happy. But that feeling wasn’t shared by Draymond Green at the outset, who expressed his anger to GM Bob Myers for not tipping his hand about it ahead of time.
“Draymond texted me as I was driving home and he said, ‘What the’ and then expletive ‘is your problem?’ to me. So you can fill in the blank,” Warriors GM Bob Myers told reporters Friday. “Then he said, ‘I have to hear about this ‘expletive’ on the internet, you didn’t expletive ‘tell me about it!’ So I couldn’t text and drive so I called him and I said, ‘OK, all right, calm down.’”
Myers said he later passed along the contact information of Jordan Bell to Draymond, whom he dubbed as the “team mom.”
“With Draymond, it’s about respect,” Myers told Bell. “I’m sure just by watching you, that’s what you earn with him. So that’s the type of team we have, but we feel like that’s who you are, too. So we’re excited.”
Bell, the 22-year-old from Oregon, might have a bit of an adjustment period getting used to Green’s intensity. But if he can endure his rookie season, he could be in for some ring therapy come this time next year.