The Pool Report interview was conducted by Anthony Slater (The Athletic) with Crew Chief Tyler Ford following tonight’s Timberwolves at Warriors game.
QUESTION: Why did you land on the decision to eject Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels as opposed to giving them double technicals?
FORD: Both players were involved in an altercation that didn’t immediately dissolve and their actions warranted an ejection
QUESTION: Why was Draymond Green assessed a Flagrant 2?
FORD: He aggressively put Gobert in a headlock and refuses to let go. This is unnecessary and excessive conduct which meets the standard for a flagrant foul penalty 2.
QUESTION: Was there consideration to giving extra discipline to Rudy Gobert for his part or anyone else involved besides Draymond Green?
FORD: Gobert was attempting to separate Thompson and McDaniels and was ruled to be a peacemaker. We reviewed all other players and acts and no other unsportsmanlike acts were observed.