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Marreese Speights claims Draymond Green "hurt the chemistry" of the Warriors last season

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When it comes to the Golden State Warriors, it's pretty clear that Draymond Green is the most vocal player on the team and plays with an energy and emotion that has both negative and positive effects on those around him.

According to former Warrior Marreesse Speights - who is now a member of the Los Angeles Clippers - Green damaged their chemistry last season when he regularly yelled at teammates, claiming that Draymond and Klay Thompson came to blows on a number of occasions.

Speights made the revelation to ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss. Per Strauss' report: "Throughout the season, Green, in the guise of motivation, would berate his co-workers during games and practices; on multiple occasions he had to be separated from teammates."

"Draymond f---ed up practice and s---," then-Warriors center Marreese Speights says. "Draymond's a good guy, but I think at the end of the day, it hurt the whole chemistry of the year." One player in particular, he says, took much of the heat: "Draymond and Klay got into it a lot."

The entire piece explains how Green was a driving force behind the Dubs' record 73-win season, but also rubbed some people up the wrong way in the process.

The All-Star forward was involved in a heated and well-documented exchange with head coach Steve Kerr at half-time during a road game against the Oklahoma City Thunder last year - the game that is now remembered solely for the play of the season by Steph Curry.

Golden State Warriors v Oklahoma City Thunder

But despite his fiery temperament and altercations with teammates and members of the coaching staff, the Warriors know how big of an asset he is.

Green is widely regarded as the most important player on the team due to his multiple skillsets and ability to play more than position. As Kerr has alluded to many times, you must take the good with the bad when it comes to the 26-year-old.

Topics:
Draymond Green
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson

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