JaMychal Green takes savage shot at Clippers upon arrival to Nuggets
Montrezl Harrell is not the only former Los Angeles Clipper to take a swipe at his old team after leaving in free agency.
Power forward JaMychal Green left L.A. to sign with the Denver Nuggets, and he had some parting shots for his old teammates.
Green alluded to the Nuggets’ “heart” in climbing out of a 3-1 hole. But the phrasing also seemed to imply heart is exactly what the Clippers were lacking (via Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints).
JaMychal Green's full comments:
“Just the way they moved the ball and played together as a team… You can go out there comfortable. Also, blowing the 3-1 lead, they just fought. It just showed you the type of heart they had. It wasn’t a tough decision.”#Nuggets #Clippers pic.twitter.com/LA9p2t8ll9
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) December 1, 2020
There was an abundance of reporting regarding L.A.’s chemistry issues midway through the season and during the playoffs.
The Clippers seemed to lack synergy on the floor, and they blew multiple double-digit leads in closeout games.
Los Angeles bottomed out, and subsequently went with a hard reset. The Clippers fired Doc Rivers and reportedly preferred to let Harrell walk in the hopes of a culture shift, which could also explain why there are rumors Lou Williams is on the trade block. They might have otherwise hoped to retain Green, however.
Green became the team’s primary “3-and-D” wing after L.A. traded Maurice Harkless to the New York Knicks in the deal that landed them Marcus Morris. The new Nuggets forward averaged 6.2 rebounds while also shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc on 3.8 attempts per game.
But Green saw a rather curious decline in minutes during the playoffs, despite the fact he was even more efficient. Now, he will play for the team that eliminated the Clippers in the playoffs.
Denver should once again be in the thick of things in the Western Conference, with Green giving the Nuggets more shooting and vital wing depth.