Draymond Green has seven technical fouls so far this season but he said it is up to the NBA and the referees “to figure it out.”
Three of Green’s technical fouls have been for celebrating plays. Green received a technical foul against the Cavs for expressing his displeasure for a foul call without saying anything to the referee.
“I don’t know what else I can watch,” Green told reporters Tuesday. “I don’t really talk to them [referees] much anymore. So no. I don’t know what else to watch at this point. Just continue to be me. If I get the tech, so be it. Continue to be me.”
NBA players automatically are suspended for one game once they reach 16 technicals in a season. After that, a player will be suspended for another game for every two additional technicals.
“Change my approach from what?” Green said. “I don’t know what other approach to take than walking toward the bench. Like, there’s no other approach to take than that. I’m going to continue to be the only person I know how to be. And that’s me. There’s a lot of guys who get home at night and they’re exhausted from acting all day.
“I only know how to be Draymond. That’s who I’ve been my entire life, that’s who I’ll continue to be. I won’t be exhausted from acting when I get home. That ain’t going to work for me. I won’t change my approach for anything. There’s no point.”