Warriors’ Draymond Green Calls Out Hornets’ Grant Williams: ‘Being Like This Tough Guy Is Going Absolutely Wrong For Him’

After the Golden State Warriors beat the Charlotte Hornets last night (2/23), Draymond Green called out Grant Williams, who got into a scuffle with second-year NBA player Lester Quinones.

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Williams and Miles Bridges were upset because Quinones took a shot with 13 seconds left in regulation. The Warriors were up big and it’s sort of an unwritten rule for the winning team to not shoot the ball when they have a large lead in the closing seconds of a game. 

Williams, who began this season with the Dallas Mavericks, was traded to the Hornets at the NBA trade deadline. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, the Mavericks were determined to trade Williams, who supposedly “rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.”

The Mavericks acquired Williams from the Boston Celtics last offseason in a sign-and-trade deal. Williams, who has the same agent (Bill Duffy) as Dallas superstar Luka Doncic, signed a four-year, $53 million contract as part of the sign-and-trade deal. 

The 25-year-old Williams averaged 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists with the Mavericks before getting traded. The wing shot 41.3% from the field, 37.6% from beyond the arc and 74.5% from the free-throw line. 

The Mavericks went 24-23 with Williams in the lineup. Williams had a brutal plus-minus of -116 with Dallas. 

Williams is making $12.4 million this season. He’s averaging 9.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists with the Mavericks and Hornets while shooting 42.4% from the field, 37.9% from beyond the arc and 78.6% from the free-throw line. 

The Warriors improved to 29-26 after beating the Hornets, who dropped to 14-42.

Green and Williams don’t have a great rapport. They got into a few scuffles during the 2022 NBA Finals, a series the Warriors won in six games over the Celtics. 

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