Rudy Gobert feels empathy for Draymond Green: “He’s not well and he’s in pain.”

Draymond Green is an easy target for criticism these days as he has had a string of violent behavior on the court. Green’s latest questionable act was a punch towards Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkic that earned him an indefinite suspension from the league. However, one of Green’s “targets,” so to speak, chose to take the high road, with Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert expressing concern for Draymond Green.

Rudy Gobert told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon after the Timberwolves’ 119 to 101 win over the Dallas Mavericks tonight the following about Draymond Green:

“You see someone who’s not well inside and in pain. You take away the game and everything else, and you want somebody to be okay and be able to do what we do every night, compete and be happy.”

It is unclear at this point whether there is anything in Draymond Green’s personal life that would affect his behavior on the court. It is also unclear whether taking away the game of basketball is something that would benefit Green.

What is certain is that an intervention was needed, and now both the Warriors and the NBA are hoping that some time off and getting help from mental health professionals would do Green a lot of good.

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