Draymond Green expresses frustration with Warriors travel on game day vs. Knicks

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The Warriors were set to fly to New York on Monday night but ran into some travel issues.

The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson and Anthony Slater broke the news that the Warriors were stuck in Indiana overnight due to mechanical issues with their plane. That might not be a big problem under normal circumstances, but the Warriors are scheduled to play the Knicks on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET on TNT) while on the second night of a back-to-back.

NBA League Pass: Sign up to unlock live out-of-market games (7-day free trial)According to Thompson, the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement is “against players traveling on day of games.”

CBA is against players traveling on day of games. It isn’t prohibited but all avenues must be exhausted to avoid traveling and playing in the same day. With Knicks tomorrow, the Warriors’ routine is already discombobulated.

Another layer to Curry’s chase of the 3-point record
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) December 14, 2021

Slater tweeted that the Golden State’s plane didn’t leave Indiana until 10:35 a.m. ET on Tuesday, setting them up to arrive in New York City around noon.
The Warriors’ plane finally took off out of Indianapolis at 10:35 this morning. Expected to arrive in NYC a bit after noon. Team will probably get to hotel between 1-2 pm. Tip vs Knicks at 7:30.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 14, 2021

Safe to say, Draymond Green wasn’t very happy with the situation.The Warriors forward addressed the team’s delay in a series of tweets, expressing frustration and concern.
Fly in the day of the game. After playing a game the night before. And play a game. Wow
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) December 14, 2021

Guess I should try to drink a bunch of water tonight. Some electrolytes will help 🙃. And not sleep 😎
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) December 14, 2021

Player safety… 🤔🤔🤔🤔
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) December 14, 2021

Now a Delay?? Wow! As the story is told it gets greater and greater… However…

GAMEDAY!!!! Rah rah rah!! GAS UP!!!!!! 😤😤🙃
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) December 14, 2021

The Warriors’ meeting with the Knicks is the third stop on the team’s five-game road trip.Stephen Curry is set to make history, as he’s only two 3-pointers away from passing Ray Allen in first place on the all-time leaderboard.The Warriors enter Tuesday’s game with a 22-5 record on the season, giving them the best record in the NBA.