UPDATE (May 9, 5:34 p.m. EST): Draymond Green responded to Isaiah Thomas’ comments via twitter:
“Just get through that series bro….”
Just get through that series bro….
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) May 9, 2017
An incredulous Isaiah Thomas defended teammate Kelly Olynyk by pointing out the irony of Green’s charge.
Isaiah Thomas responding to Draymond’s comments on Olynyk: “I don’t know how he can call anybody dirty. … It’s a joke that he said that.” pic.twitter.com/D2klo8IuSM
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) May 9, 2017
“I don’t know how he can call anybody dirty,” Thomas said. “It is what it is. Everybody’s got a comment or something to say. That’s all it is.”
Added Thomas: “It’s a joke that [Green] said that. The playoffs, everything somebody says is blown out of proportion. Everything somebody does is blown out of proportion as well. We can’t worry about what others are saying or doing.”
Celtics guard Avery Bradley also disagreed with Green’s assessment.
“I think Kelly is far from a dirty guy,” Bradley said. “I’m pretty sure some guys might have their opinion on Draymond with some of the plays that he’s made in the past. But I don’t care. Everybody’s going to say whatever they want. We’re just focused on winning the game tomorrow. That’s the most important thing for us as a team.”