Draymond Green is looking out the NBA’s double requirements in relation to the therapy of its gamers league-wide.
During his postgame news convention on Monday (February 15), the Golden State Warriors ahead gave a three-minutes assertion on the heels of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who confronted off in opposition to the Warriors on Monday, deciding to take a seat middle Andre Drummond till they discover a commerce to make.
“I would like to talk about something that’s really bothering me,” Green mentioned after the Warriors’ 129-98 win. “And it’s the treatment of players in this league. To watch Andre Drummond, before the game, sit on the sidelines, then go to the back, and to come out in street clothes because a team is going to trade him, it’s bulls**t.”
ESPN reported Monday that the Cavs wish to transition to new middle Jarrett Allen. Green believes it’s “unfair to Drummond to restrict his minutes because the group transitions to Allen.”
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He continued: “Because when James Harden asked for a trade, and essentially dogged it, no one’s going to fight back that James was dogging it his last days in Houston, but he was castrated for wanting to go to a different team. Everybody destroyed that man. And yet a team can come out and say, ‘Oh, we want to trade a guy,’ and then that guy has to go sit, and if he doesn’t stay professional, then he’s a cancer. And he’s not good in someone’s locker room, and he’s the issue.”
Drummond and Green reportedly spoke previous to the sport’s tip off on Monday. It’s unclear what the 2 mentioned, nonetheless Green’s message was a pointed one on the postgame presser.
“And we’re seeing situations of Harrison Barnes getting pulled off the bench,” Green mentioned. “Or DeMarcus Cousins finding out he’s traded in an interview after the All-Star Game, and we continue to let this happen. But I got fined for stating my opinion on what I thought should happen with another player, but teams can come out and continue to say, ‘Oh, we’re trading guys, we’re not playing you.’ And yet we’re to stay professional.”
Draymond Green has all the time been an outspoken critic in relation to points he feels obsessed with. He was fined $50,000 for feedback he made as a visitor analyst for Turner Sports through the NBA restart in Orlando final season when he expressed his emotions that Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker ought to go away his crew.
“At some point, as players, we need to be treated with the same respect,” Green mentioned. “And have the same rights that the team can have. Because as a player, you’re the worst person in the world when you want a different situation. But a team can say they’re trading you. And that man is to stay in shape, he is to stay professional. And if not, his career is on the line. At some point, this league has to protect the players from embarrassment like that.”