Draymond Green suspension: Steve Kerr says actions were 'inexcusable,' punishment is 'deserved'

Draymond Green will miss the next five games after the NBA punished him for an altercation during Tuesday's 104-101 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

When Rudy Gobert grabbed Klay Thompson, Green wrapped his arm over his neck, putting him in a headlock for several seconds.

Thompson, McDaniels, and Gobert were fined $25,000 for their roles in the altercation, but referees initially declared them peacemakers and did not punish them during the game.

Green was punished the most, and the league cited his "history of unsportsmanlike acts" when he was suspended for one game for stomping on Domantas Sabonis' chest during Golden State's first-round playoff series against the Sacramento Kings in April.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Green "took it too far" and that the punishment is "deserved." Green's first game of suspension was against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.

After Tuesday's game, Kerr said Green was responding to Gobert's hands on Thompson's neck, which caused the headlock. Kerr may have altered his mind after two days to reflect on the incident.

The last year has been rough for Green, who has had three serious fights. After hitting Jordan Poole in the face during training camp last October, Green stomped Sabonis on Tuesday.