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Draymond Green : ''Just Say I'm Not Good Enough''

Published January 30, 2024 at 2:29 PM

Draymond Green expressed his understanding of being excluded from Team USA's player pool for the Paris 2024 Olympics, acknowledging the decision but revealing his emotional disappointment.

Having previously represented the United States in the 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Games with gold-winning performances, the Golden State Warriors forward was not among the 41 candidates for the 2024 men's Olympic basketball team. USA Basketball executive director Grant Hill cited Green's suspensions as a factor in the decision, a sentiment Green addressed on "The Draymond Green Show," attributing the omission more to the abundance of talent available.

"Yes, I was a little disappointed that it's like, 'Oh, suspension.' It's like, no, if I'm not good enough for that roster, just say I'm not good enough," he said. "'Cause guess what? Joel Embiid is Joel Embiid, AD is AD, LeBron is LeBron, Steph is Steph, Kawhi is Kawhi."

Additionally, Green acknowledged feeling hurt that Hill didn't personally reach out to him. However, he expressed eagerness to seize the opportunity to play in a third Olympics if Team USA required his participation.

Green faced two NBA suspensions during this season due to on-court altercations. The first incident, involving a headlock on Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert, resulted in a five-game suspension. Following that, he received an indefinite suspension for hitting the Phoenix Suns' Jusuf Nurkic in the face.

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Draymond Green : ''Just Say I'm Not Good Enough''

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