During their spat last season, Draymond Green reportedly told impending free agent Kevin Durant to leave Golden State.
He ultimately did, signing with the Nets. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, the incident with Green was one of the breaking points.
.@ColinCowherd: Did KD and Draymond have a simmering resentment in their relationship?— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 8, 2019
“I would be lying if I didn’t say that wasn’t a factor… There was a point where Kevin Durant just stopped talking much to his teammates. He was on an island.” — @ChrisBHaynes pic.twitter.com/kF36BTJy8f
“There was a point with Kevin Durant when he just stopped talking to his teammates,” Haynes said. “He was really on an island and didn’t have somebody that he was close with on that team. The only person he was close with was Quinn Cook, because they’re from the same area. But Quinn is a younger guy that doesn’t have much clout within the franchise.
"After the Draymond stuff went down and then the New York Knicks chatter started going haywire, Durant just stopped talking,” Haynes continued. “He felt like if he said something, it would give a lot of credence to people saying he’s only thinking about free agency. You would see Durant leaving the arena by himself and entering the arena by himself and really not speaking to anyone."
While KD is gone, Draymond will be in the bay for a while. Last week, he signed a 4 year $100 million extension with the team.