Draymond Inexperienced calls on NBA for double requirements by gamers and groups
Something was wrong with Draymond Green after the Warriors beat the Cavaliers on Monday night.
The Warriors took victory without facing Cavs Center Andre Drummond. Cleveland put Drummond on the bench when the team looked for a trading partner for him. But instead of letting him play during that time, according to ESPN sources, the team believed “it would be unfair for Drummond to limit his minutes if the organization moves to Jarrett Allen.”
Cav’s trainer JB Bickerstaff discussed the decision on Monday.
“Sometimes you are forced into difficult positions that are not easy to navigate, but with regard to Dre and everything he has done and achieved, and as much as he has helped us, we thought this was the best thing for him,” said Bickerstaff.
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The Cavs’ decision to bank Drummond to trade him frustrated Green, who spoke openly about it during his post-game press conference.
“Everyone wants to say that this young man can’t find out.” But nobody wants to say that the organization can’t figure it out. “
Draymond Green sounds like a double standard he sees in the NBA. pic.twitter.com/z6R4zq0Bcw
– SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 16, 2021
“I want to talk about something that really bothers me. And it’s the treatment of players in this league,” said Green. “To watch Andre Drummond before the game, sit on the sidelines, then go back and come out in street clothes because one team is going to trade him, it’s cops -.
“Because when James Harden asked for a deal and essentially stalked him, no one will strike back for James following him in his final days in Houston, but he was spayed and neutered because he wanted to join another team. Everyone destroyed this man And yet a team can come out and say, “Oh, we want to swap man,” and then that man has to sit down, and if he doesn’t stay professional he’s cancer, and he’s not good at someone’s locker room, and he is the problem. “
Green isn’t the first to speak of double standards, not just in the NBA but in sports in general. Almost every time a player requests a trade, fans and sports analysts criticize that the player simply wants to find a better situation. But when teams want to move players, it’s “just business”.
The Warriors star went on to think about double standards.
“And we’re seeing situations where Harrison Barnes gets pulled off the bench,” said Green. “Or DeMarcus cousins who find out he was trafficked in an interview after the All-Star Game, and we keep allowing it. But I was fined for giving my opinion on what I think Should happen to another player, but teams can come out and keep saying, “Oh, we deal with people, we don’t play you.” And yet we are supposed to remain professional.
“At some point we as players have to be treated with the same respect and rights that the team can have. Because as a player you are the worst person in the world when you want a different situation. But a team can say it is.” deals with you. And this man should stay in shape, he should stay professional. And if not, his career is at stake. At some point this league has to protect the players from embarrassment like that. “
Green brought up a few other examples, such as when Anthony Davis was fined after Agent Rich Paul publicly requested a trade (Green says $ 100,000 but it was actually $ 50,000). He also brought up Kyrie Irving’s absence earlier in the season.
“We talk about all of these things, ‘You can’t, you can’t say that in public,'” Green said. “If you say that publicly … Anthony Davis has been fined $ 100,000 or something for calling for a trade, but you can tell Andre Drummond is publicly traded and we are trying to trade him publicly, and he should stay professional and just deal with it?
“And then, when Kyrie Irving says, ‘Oh, my sanity is bad,’ everyone’s crazy about it, too. Don’t you think it affects anyone mentally? As much as we put into this game to be great, to to get out of here. ” and being in shape, producing for fans every night and especially to help your team win, do you think that doesn’t affect anyone mentally? “
For the most part, Green’s comments received positive comments from other active and former NBA players on social media.
It’s a lot of TRUTH … because once you’ve been listed as a “CANCER” in the league it’s hard to come back to and your chances of staying on an NBA roster are slim! GMs talk every day and that’s the first question they ask about players! https://t.co/YrrgABxneI
– Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 16, 2021
Green finished with a few final thoughts.
“As a player we are told, ‘Ah, no, you can’t say that, you can’t say that'” said Green. “But teams can? It goes in the same direction that everyone wants to say, ‘Ah, man, this young man can’t figure it out.’ But nobody wants to say the organization can’t figure it out. At some point the players need to be respected in these situations and it’s ridiculous and I’m tired of seeing it. Have a great night, see you all [Tuesday] or Wednesday. “