CJ McCollum reveals secret for Celtics to get under Draymond Green’s skin
If there is one thing that’s for certain in these NBA Finals, it’s Draymond Green talking trash. The Boston Celtics have already dealt with it through the first two games of this series and Jaylen Brown even got into a heated encounter with the Golden State Warriors veteran because of it. However, CJ McCollum, who is serving as an analyst for ESPN during the Finals, offered a piece of advice to the Celtics on how they can really get under Green’s skin moving forward.
“I think you just have to play your game honestly, you can’t get too caught up in his antics, that’s who he is as a player and a person and when you’re starting to worry about him more than the game I think he’s won.”
“If he gets that first technical then the likes of Grant Williams needs to come in for the Celtics and maybe you take a hard foul, maybe you kinda send a message to him and let him know hey I know you have a tech, you can tote the line if you want to.”
.@CJMcCollum knows how to get Draymond Green going 👀🍿
"He LOVES it when you talk trash. But he loves it even more when you talk trash when you're behind." pic.twitter.com/oAtscD6lFC
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 7, 2022
The Celtics are a gritty, hard-nosed team and they definitely have what it takes to irritate Draymond. Brown did just that in Game 2 and luckily, Green wasn’t ejected. Winning this series comes down to a lot more than overcoming Draymond’s antics, but it’ll definitely play a key part. Boston should certainly take McCollum’s advice.
Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday night at the TD Garden as the Celtics look to take a 2-1 lead.