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Rounding up all Warriors and NBA related news for Monday, November 27th.

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Warriors News:

Draymond Green says he doesn’t regret incident with Rudy Gobert | ESPN

“I don’t live my life with regrets,” Green said after practice, the first time he has spoken to reporters since his suspension. “I’ll come to a teammate’s defense any time that I’m in a position to come to a teammate’s defense. ... What matters to me is how the people that I care about feel, first and foremost. How are the people that I care about affected? How are the people I care about, what do they have to deal with? That’s it for me.”

Steve Kerr says Draymond Green will not be limited in debut game from suspension

Five observations: Warriors survive the Spurs, stay alive for In-Season Tournament | The Athletic

This is how it stands entering Tuesday night. The Warriors, Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves are the only three teams still alive in Group C. If the Timberwolves lose in Minneapolis on Tuesday, the stage is set. It’ll be Warriors at Kings in Sacramento, and the winner will sit atop Group C and move on to the quarterfinals. They should know the result of the Timberwolves game by the end of the first quarter.

In Minnesota does win, that sets up the possibility of a three-way tie at 3-1, bringing into play point differential. To survive in that scenario, the Warriors would need to beat the Kings by 13 or more points — which is where that late-game trouble with the Spurs could really sting.

If the Warriors were to escape Group C, they are lined up to likely face either the New Orleans Pelicans or Houston Rockets in the quarterfinals, presumably in New Orleans or Houston unless they really blow the Kings out.

Draymond’s perfectly silent response to Gobert’s comments | NBC Sports Bay Area

“I mean, it’s 2023,” Green told reporters after Warriors practice at Chase Center. “You see everything these days. What’s my comment about what he said?”

Green then stayed silent for the next 16 seconds, choosing not to say anything about Gobert’s remarks.

“No comment is a comment, right?” Green asked reporters.

Draymond Green and Steph Curry are ‘excited’ for final Group Play game vs. Kings

NBA News:

NBA In-Season Tournament Tracker: Latest scenarios ahead of Group Play finale | NBA

The In-Season Tournament continues, with only one night of Group Play to go: Tuesday’s 8-game slate will determine the remaining Group winners and the four wild cards (two per conference).

Find the latest results, standings and a simple reminder of how it works below

NBA looks into alleged relationship between Josh Giddey, minor | ESPN

The NBA is looking into allegations that Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey had an improper relationship with an underage girl, a league spokesperson said Friday.

The allegations surfaced on social media earlier this week.

In a since-deleted post, an anonymous social media user said a girl who is seen with Giddey in videos and photographs was a high school junior at the time. The social media account has since been deactivated.

Hornets’ LaMelo Ball carried off court after suffering ankle strain vs. Magic

In case you missed it at Golden State of Mind:

Dario Šarić has been a natural offensive fit while playing out of position on defense

Granted, a significant number of his points came on less-than-ideal coverage decisions the Spurs made in terms of defending pick-and-pop possessions. But Šarić was brought aboard partly because he is built to capitalize on coverage shortcomings by opponents.

His ability to shoot the ball allows the Warriors to create space for him on the perimeter, especially with a decision-making maestro in Chris Paul as the ballhandler in the pick-and-roll or Steph Curry as the NBA’s preeminent two-on-the-ball magnet. The lack of “veer-back” switching by the Spurs — sending the ballhandler’s defender to switch toward the pop-man to take away space — allowed Šarić to feast on open looks

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