Pool Report on the ejections of Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels during the first quarter of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors Game Tonight.

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.