Draymond Green reacts to Cavs embarrassing Andre Drummond with exile
Amid the controversy involving Andre Drummond and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the ever-outspoken Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green shared his thoughts on the fiasco, pointing out that the NBA has to step in to protect the players.
The Cavaliers have now placed Drummond in the trading block, a clear indication that they plan to move forward with Jarrett Allen as their main big man. Reports revealed, however, that the Cavaliers are not engaged in discussions with other teams, placing Drummond in an awkward limbo of still sitting on the bench while talks are going on.
Drummond has already sat out back-to-back games despite being fully healthy.
After their win over the Cavaliers on Monday, Green said Drummond’s situation bothers him (via Anthony Slater of The Athletic).
“It’s the treatment of players in this league. To Watch Andre Drummond before the game sit on the sideline and go to the back and come out in street clothes because a team is going to trade him is b******t.”
Draymond Green took one question postgame. He rerouted his answer into a rant about something that is bothering him: Treatment/rhetoric around NBA players in the wake of Andre Drummond situation in Cleveland. You will see the extended video. Here is the full transcript. pic.twitter.com/ixQdtj80bf
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 16, 2021
The 30-year-old Green also touched on the Kyrie Irving controversy last month, saying there’s a double standard in how the NBA treats personal troubles.
“At some point, the players must be respected in these situations. It’s ridiculous and I’m sick of seeing it.”
“Everyone wants to say, ‘that young man can’t figure it out.’ But no one wants to say the organization can’t figure it out.”
Draymond Green sounds off on a double standard he sees in the NBA. pic.twitter.com/z6R4zq0Bcw
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 16, 2021
Draymond Green has never shied away from expressing his thoughts, especially when it’s empowering his fellow players.