NBA reinstates Draymond Green of the Warriors following his 12-game suspension.

Draymond Green has been reinstated by the NBA after serving a suspension for hitting Phoenix center Jusuf Nurkić in the face on 12 December. The league stated that Green has shown a commitment to conforming his conduct to NBA standards during his suspension, which started on 14 December. He has participated in counseling sessions and multiple meetings with representatives from the league, the Warriors, and the National Basketball Players Association. These meetings will continue throughout the season. The Warriors have had a record of 7-5 without Green, who was previously suspended for five games in November for a confrontation with Minnesota center Rudy Gobert. The league referred to Green’s history of unsportsmanlike behavior when issuing his latest punishment. Despite agreeing to a new $100m deal with the Warriors last summer, Green has lost almost $1.9m in salary due to the suspension. The Warriors’ next game is scheduled for Sunday against Toronto at home. Green’s presence on the court is crucial for the struggling Warriors, who currently hold a 17-18 record and are ranked 10th in the Western Conference, not too long after their latest championship victory. Green has only played in 15 games this season, and the Warriors are 10-10 in the games he has missed, including two due to an ankle sprain and one for personal reasons.

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