Warriors' JaMychal Green Fined $20K for Derogatory Language Toward Official vs. Suns

Erin WalshNovember 18, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 04: JaMychal Green #1 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans during a game at the Smoothie King Center on November 04, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors forward JaMychal Green has been fined $20,000 "for directing profane and derogatory language toward a game official" during Wednesday's game against the Phoenix Suns, the NBA announced Thursday.

The incident occurred after the Warriors 130-119 loss.

Wednesday's loss dropped the Warriors, the defending NBA champions, to 6-9, and they have yet to win a game on the road, going 0-8. Green had two points and two rebounds in the loss.

Green, who plays off the bench for Golden State, is averaging 4.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17 minutes per game while shooting 41.1 percent from the floor.

After the game, Stephen Curry, who scored 50 points, criticized the team's performance, telling reporters that the Warriors haven't been able to "find a sustainable period of success where habits start to form and we're in a position where we're coming off the court feeling good about ourselves."

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr cited the team's lack of execution in his postgame comments.

"It's a pick-up game out there," he said. "There's no execution at either end, no certain commitment to the group to get three stops in a row to execute on offense."

The Warriors' offense hasn't been even close to good enough to make up for their poor defense in what has been a frustrating start to the 2022-23 season. Golden State ranks 10th in the NBA with a 112.9 offensive rating and 27th in defensive rating at 114.1.

The Warriors will be back in action on Friday against the New York Knicks.