Draymond Green goes off on Dubs announcer for Andre Iguodala take
Green commented on an Instagram post quoting Fitzgerald, ripping into the popular television personality for having the apparent gall to “discuss another persons pockets.” He also flipped the statement on its head and rhetorically asked if it would be acceptable to pay Fitzgerald the minimum wage.
Draymond Green went off on Fitz.. pic.twitter.com/6O0lnoqrzx
— jose (@KlayForTrey) May 27, 2021
This is really about Green sticking up for Iguodala as much as it is him taking shots at Fitzgerald. The enigmatic Warriors star seemed to think Fitzgerald disrespected Iguodala with his comments. It’s not hard to see why.
As Green stated, Iguodala was an instrumental piece in Golden State’s dynasty. It was “Iggy” who relinquished a starting role to Green ahead of the 2014-15 season, one that saw Green emerge as a star and culminated with the Warriors hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Iguodala was named Finals MVP that year.
Iguodala’s selflessness was hardly the only attribute which helped the Warriors win two more titles. He became a legitimate perimeter stopper and practically remodeled his game to be more of a perimeter shooter and on-ball playmaker come playoff time, which routinely resulted in sizable minutes increases.
Now, Fitzgerald is right in that Iguodala will not fetch a big deal when he becomes a free agent at the end of the season. He is 37 years old, after all and coming off a not so consistent year.
Still, the former Warrior can bring a lot to any team with championship aspirations. Green seems to be reminding Fitzgerald of that notion, in addition to suggesting he keep his mouth closed when it comes to specific dollar values.