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Draymond blasts Grant Williams after Dubs-Hornets scuffle

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green didn't mince words about Charlotte Hornets swingman Grant Williams after the two teams were involved in a late-game scuffle on Friday.

Hornets wing Miles Bridges took exception to Warriors guard Lester Quinones' late layup attempt in Golden State's 97-84 win, which led to some butting heads and Williams getting into Quinones' face.

"Grant Williams gotta stop it, man," Green told reporters after the game, including The Athletic's Anthony Slater. "Being this tough guy is going absolutely wrong for him. Like he's a really nice guy."

"For some reason he keeps trying to jump on the unlikeable side, and I must tell you, it's not always fun over here," Green added.

Friday was not the first time Green and Williams were involved in an altercation. The pair had beef throughout the 2022 NBA Finals, with Green ultimately getting the last laugh with a championship ring.

Williams was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks last offseason and then traded to the Charlotte Hornets at the deadline. Green offered an explanation as to why Dallas shipped him away so soon after acquiring him.

“Talking too much is kinda what got you out of Dallas, overdoing it," Green said. "He's over there talking too much now."

To Green's point, Williams reportedly rubbed many people in the Mavericks' organization the wrong way, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

Williams has been excellent since joining Charlotte, however, averaging 17 points - more than double his career average of 6.6 - in five games.

But Green isn't impressed.

"Pray for Grant Williams," he quipped.

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