Draymond Green Suspended for Gobert Hug-Turned-Choke Hold

NBA suspends Draymond Green for 5 games
The NBA has suspended Golden State’s Draymond Green for five games for grabbing Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert around the neck “in an unsportsmanlike and dangerous manner.” Also penalised by the league for their roles in the incident, which happened early in Tuesday’s game between the Timberwolves and Warriors in San Francisco, were Gobert, his Minnesota teammate Jaden McDaniels and Golden State guard Klay Thompson — all fined $US25,000 ($A38,532) by the league on Wednesday (Thursday AEDT). McDaniels and Thompson were both ejected from the game, as was Green. Green will miss home games against Oklahoma City and Houston, a road game with Phoenix and a home NBA In-Season Tournament game against San Antonio.He would be eligible to return November 28 at Sacramento. The Warriors have lost four consecutive games and are 6-6 through this season, just 1-4 at home. Green, 33, is averaging 8.8 points, 5.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds in nine games (all starts) this season.