Green was specifically referencing Olynyk's feud with the Wizards Kelly Oubre in Game 3 of the Washington/Celtics semifinals series.
Wizards forward Kelly Oubre says "reoccurring events" of being hit in the head caused the outburst that got him ejected from Thursday's Game 3 win over the Boston Celtics. Oubre said the lesson he took from it was "don't bee-line anybody anymore on the court".
"Olynyk caught him in the face, in like the neck, with a couple elbows", added Green, who was suspended during the 2016 Finals for an accumulation of flagrant fouls.
26-0 run: Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, Al Horford (subs during run: Marcus Smart for Johnson 11 points in, Kelly Olynyk for Crowder 21 points in, Gerald Green for Bradley 22 points in).
Still, some will likely agree with Green's stance on Olynyk.
"I'm just going to keep fighting", Thomas said. I know he's not like the greatest basketball player of all-time so maybe he feel like he's gotta do like that.
"I don't know how he can call anybody dirty", Thomas said.More news: PM Nawaz to leave for China on Friday
Green, who is now helping the Warriors in the Western Conference playoffs, has a reputation of his own.
We have Draymond Green to thank for stirring the pot on Olynyk's questionable play. Oubre quickly jumped to his feet and shoved Olynyk to the ground. Oubre was ejected and later given a one-game suspension. "Coaches put scoring players in position to be successful, and that's why you've got to have your teammates help you out and it be a five-man effort instead of a one-man effort".
The Boston Celtics had a chance to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Washington Wizards on Sunday, but all that vanished in the third quarter.
Whether Marcin Gortat has just seven rebounds for the Wizards like he did in Game 4 or average 13 as he did in the first three vs. the Boston Celtics, the frontline size advantage is putting a cramp in small-ball.
"There was no such thing as the 'two Kellys.' Kelly Olynyk stayed back, Oubre just came at him". Coincidence? I think not. "That's what we're focused on". But I can't be allowed to be held and grabbed every pin-down, every screen.
Olynyk wouldn't offer much on the incident after the game. Olynyk was assessed a foul for setting an illegal screen. I don't know why he reacted like that. "As long as guys are not out there trying to hurt each other, it comes with the basketball of somebody getting fouled hard, trash-talking". John Wall is a monster, and those guys around him hit a whole new level when they're in the Verizon Center.