Kevin Durant drops a massive hint about his National Basketball Association future to teammates. Green took exception to the manner in which Durant expressed his frustration with him.
As the former OKC superstar was being calmed down by Andre Iguodala, the off-contract KD appeared to mouth the words, "that's why I'm out".
The two were seen arguing with each other in the huddle prior to the start of the overtime period and it escalated to "one of the most volatile episodes" of the Warriors' current run, according to ESPN. He reminded Durant the Warriors were winning before Durant showed up so he wouldn't stand for Durant talking to him as if he were a scrub.
Tuesday night, The Athletic's Marcus Thompson II reported that some people in the organization believe the exchange could cost the team the shot at retaining Durant after this season.
No one had to be separated, no player left his seat and no hint of physicality loomed in the setting, sources said.
Green reportedly brought up Durant's impending free agency during the fight. Even still, it's no better than anyone's guess at this point what exactly Durant said. It's widely expected that Durant will decline the $31.5 million option and once again become a free agent, but the chances of a third deal have apparently grown slimmer.
Some have speculated that the Warriors could lose both players now.
"I'm not trying to give nobody no headlines", Durant said after the Warriors' bounce-back 110-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday (NZT Wednesday). Steve Kerr did not get into specifics, and Durant deflected questions after the game.