Durant was apparently frustrated with Green's decision not to pass him the ball in the dying seconds of regulation during Monday's 121-116 overtime loss to the L.A. Clippers. Sources told Thompson the feud turned personal when Green reminded his teammate he was making winning plays for Golden State before Durant joined the team.
Green reportedly added Durant has made himself the focus of the Warriors' season and accused the nine-time All-Star of having one foot out the door as rumors of his next destination dominate headlines.
"With what was said, there is already no way Durant is coming back," an unnamed player told Thompson. "The only hope is that they can say this summer, 'See, KD. We've got your back. We protected you from Draymond.'"
The Warriors suspended Green one game for his comments towards Durant, costing the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year $120,000.
Thompson reports teammates generally agree with Green's sentiments, despite their belief he handled the situation incorrectly. Durant hasn't committed to re-signing with Golden State, bringing added scrutiny to an offseason in which All-Star guard Klay Thompson is also set to become a free agent.
Durant, 30, has a player option worth $31.5 million in 2019 and will likely decline it. He's signed two-year deals with an option to decline the second year every summer since joining the Warriors in 2016.
Green, 28, is in the fourth season of a five-year, $82-million contract.