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Draymond Green, Kevin Durant spotted walking together to shootaround

Could the icy relationship between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant already starting to thaw? It would appear that may be the mcase, as the two Golden State Warriors teammates were spotted together prior to shootaround ahead of Thursday’s showdown with the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center.

Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes shared a photograph of the supposedly estranged teammates walking and chatting on their way to the court.

Haynes also shared via Twitter that Green intends to address the heated on-court exchange he had with Durant, which occurred during Monday’s overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that plunged the Warriors into organizational turmoil.

Haynes notes that the two would be in close proximity anyway so one way or another the issues would have to be confronted.

The developments and speculation about the potential fallout from the dust-up between Durant and Green have been coming fast and furious this week, conjecture spawned by the Warriors suspending Green without pay for Tuesday’s game — a punishment Green is said to be appealing — as well as Durant wanting no part of addressing the situation publicly during a standoffish press conference on Tuesday.

Issues between Durant and Green came to a head at the end of regulation of Monday’s game when Green brought the ball up the court and did not pass the ball to Durant, instead losing possession. This led to an in-huddle verbal confrontation as well as Durant seemingly muttering something about leaving the Warriors after the season as he returned to the court for overtime.

A report Thursday from The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears indicates that sources say Durant spent some time alone “thinking” on the Staples Center loading docks after Monday’s loss.

There’s no telling how things between Green and Durant proceed from here, but the fact that the two are at least engaging is a positive sign that the two domineering personalities can perhaps resolve their differences and move past the ugly setback.