Draymond Green Calls Out Kelly Olynyk for Being a 'Dirty Player'

Draymond Green called out Kelly Olynyk as a "dirty player" on his podcast.

Draymond Green boots Steven Adams in the balls during the 2016 NBA Playoffs.

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Draymond Green boots Steven Adams in the balls during the 2016 NBA Playoffs.

Wizards fans are probably not thrilled with Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk at the moment, after he set an illegal high screen on Washington's Kelly Oubre (who reacted and was subsequently ejected/suspended for a game). Draymond Green is apparently in that same boat, which he made clear on his podcast on Monday. In case you need some context, here's several clips of the screen:

Green, who (in)famously kicked Steven Adams in the bag twice during last year's conference finals, and also got suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after taking an unnecessary swipe at LeBron James, had less than flattering things to say about his contemporary in Boston.

"He's dirty, a dirty player," said Green on his show, Dray Day, according to ESPN. "I don't respect guys like that. 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. Just dirty. I don't respect that, man. He's dirty."

Green continued, "Kelly Olynyk is a dirty player, man. Olynyk caught him [Oubre] in the face and the neck with a couple of elbows. That's what I don't understand. You let people get away with stuff, and then when somebody finally react ... you penalize that guy. But you are not going to penalize him [Olynyk] for continually elbowing him the face. ... I don't get that."

From there, Green referenced that time in the 2015 postseason where Olynyk tugged on Kevin Love's arm, forcing Love to get season-ending surgery on his dislocated shoulder.

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Green also addressed the fairly widespread perception that he is a dirty player, and said there's a difference between guys like him and Olynyk.

"There's a difference, big difference between knowing all the tricks [and being dirty]. ... Knowing all the tricks ain't doing stuff to hurt people," he said. "He [Olynyk] yanked this dude's [Kevin Love] shoulder out of place. I don't roll with that, man. He's just dirty. You know veteran tricks is grabbing an arm so a guy can't get there to block a shot or cutting some guy off so he can't get there to contest. But you're not doing nothing to hurt nobody. This dude [Olynyk] be out there trying to hurt people."

As always, one is more than free to consider the source *cough*

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...and decide which category Green falls into.

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