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#pounditTuesday, November 29, 2022

Draymond Green thinks ex-Warriors teammate holds huge grudge

Draymond Green during practice

Draymond Green has never been shy about speaking his mind, even when it comes to difficult relationships with teammates. One of his former teammates in particular holds a grudge against him, or so he thinks.

Green said on the latest episode of his podcast, “The Draymond Green Show,” that former Warriors forward Harrison Barnes still resents him for recruiting Kevin Durant to Golden State. Durant’s arrival led to Barnes being traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

“Harrison Barnes, I think to this day don’t like me for KD coming here,” Green said, via Josh Schrock of NBC Sports Bay Area. “And the reality is, I didn’t tell [Warriors GM Bob Myers] to trade you to bring KD in. … He took it very personally because of that story that came out that I cried to KD in the car. He took it very personally at me. This dude invites Steph, Klay, everybody to his wedding except me.

“I didn’t take it personally ’cause it is what it is. … It sucks that you got traded but you went and made your money.”

Barnes did win a championship with Golden State in 2015 and was a part of their 73-win season in 2016. After that, though, he had to watch from afar as the Warriors won back-to-back championships with Durant in the fold. There were definitely some signs that he wasn’t thrilled with how his Warriors tenure ended, though we don’t really know whether he actually blames Green for that.

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