PORTLAND, Ore. — There is a new Draymond Green on the floor it seems, calmer, more focused, and quite possibly steering the Golden State Warriors to a third consecutive NBA championship.

So what does the new Green think of the old one?

“Disgusting,” he said.

Green’s performance in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers was notable not only because it put the Warriors at 3-0 and within a single victory of a fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. On occasions where he might typically have railed against the referees, it was distinct and noticeable that Green kept his cool.

But why? And why now?

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