The Draymond Green suspension is one of the bigger NBA news stories that the LA Clippers and everyone around the league has been paying attention to. Since December 12, Green has been suspended indefinitely by the league.
His suspension followed an on-court incident wherein Green delivered a hard blow to the head of Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkic. This was the latest in a series of unhinged and reckless actions taken by Draymond on the basketball court.
The NBA's reaction to his latest episode was to deliver an indefinite suspension. This comes after Green was handed a five-game suspension for "escalating an on-court altercation" during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves less than a month before. For being a repeat offender, he was suspended until further notice.
Recently, one former Clippers player publicly made comments on Draymond's suspension: Jamal Crawford.
Jamal Crawford spoke on Draymond Green's suspension
Long time Clippers fans remember Crawford for his tenure in LA from 2012 to 2017. He and Draymond competed against one another many a time as Pacific Division rivals. In an interview with FanDuel TV's Run It Back, Crawford expressed that he believes the league got the suspension right.
"Indefinitely for them just means care," said Crawford. "They care about him as a person, they care about his future ... We all hear horror stories when guys get out the league and they don't have structure."
Crawford clearly believes the league is genuinely looking out for Draymond by issuing this suspension, ensuring his actions do not develop into a bigger problem later in life. Jamal also voiced that he has no doubt in Green's character as a person.
"Draymond is a good dude, I know him personally ... He's fiery, and at times we've seen it work against him. So they got it right with the suspension, but I think they got it more right with getting him the true help that may be needed."
Many observers feel a lot of different ways about Draymond's suspension, but the former Clippers scoring savant certainly thinks the NBA made the right decision.