Draymond Green says Celtics' Kelly Olynyk is 'a dirty player'

Rufina Vignone
Mag 20, 2017

The Golden State Warriors forward insisted Monday on his podcast that Olynyk is, in fact, a dirty player, and he's lost all respect for the Boston Celtics big man after his scuffle with Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr.in Game 3. Oubre charged Olynyk and shoved him to the floor a moment after a hard screen - a play on which the Celtics' big man extended an elbow into Oubre, drawing an offensive foul.

The violation, which brought Oubre a flagrant foul and ejection, took place with 2:48 into the second quarter of Washington's 116-89 home victory over the Celtics on Thursday.

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green and Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk during National Basketball Association game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday, December 11, 2015.

"I don't respect guys like that", Green said of Olynyk. I know he's not the greatest basketball player of all time, so maybe he feel like he got to do that, but you don't have to do that.

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr.

Stevens said he hoped his players would take advantage of the rare playoff downtime on the road. "He set a screen, it was called a common foul, it was reviewed by the league, the league determined it was a common foul and another guy rushed him and chucked him on the ground".

"We know that we have the ability to win there", said Wall.

Olynyk also got the chance to defend himself against his "dirty player" charge Tuesday.

"Everybody's seen what he's done too", Green said to ESPN.

"I will f-k you up and you know that", warned the All-Star point guard from the Celtics' bench. "I'm not saying that that was the right thing to do". "I think they're really loading up, and so there's sometimes a look of two guys, sometimes a look of three guys that are all in that vicinity". You know, just stuff like that.

"This dude be out there trying to hurt people man".

The Wizards did just that in a 121-102 rout in Game 5 on Sunday night thanks to a 26-0 third-quarter run that featured big-time contributions from John Wall, Bradley Beal, Markieff Morris and Otto Porter.

Green has been the source of a number of controversial plays over the years, including his multiple high-leg kicks.

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