NBA suspends Draymond Green 5 games for putting Rudy Gobert in a chokehold

Escalating an on-court altercation and forcibly grabbing Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert around the neck in an unsportsmanlike and dangerous manner." Five-game unpaid ban for Green.

The league announced the penalty Wednesday in a statement from executive vice president of basketball operations Joe Dumars.

The NBA is also fining Gobert, Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels $25,000 each for their roles in Tuesday's melee between the Warriors and Timberwolves.

Thompson grabbed McDaniels' jersey as the two battled for rebounding position. Neither secured the rebound and the two grappled as they crossed halfcourt.




As the situation escalated, Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert grabbed Thompson in an effort to pull him off of his teammate.

Gobert didn't understand why he was fined, and said Wednesday that he was trying to be a "peacemaker" in the situation. He plans to file an appeal with the league.