Had to address this whole “Kelly Olynyk is a dirty player” storyline thats been gaining steam over the last few days. Look has Olynyk been involved in some scuffles the past couple of years? Sure, but most of them are pretty innocuous. It’s not like he’s going out there socking dudes. For Draymond Green of all people to call Olynyk dirty though is just absurd.
Draymond Green on Olynyk on Uninterrupted pod: “He’s dirty. Dirty player. Man, I don’t respect guys like that.”
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) May 8, 2017
The guy who literally goes around kicking dudes in the DICK is calling our very own Maple Jordan a dirty player.
Pot meet kettle. Sit the fuck down Draymond. Even Isaiah said as much when asked about it.
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
And then Draymond, being the dickhead that he is, clapped back on Isaiah.
Just get through that series bro….
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) May 9, 2017
Hopefully the C’s pull this Wizard series out and LeBron gets mono or something because I would LOVE to see this matchup in the Finals.
But, back to the point at hand. Is Olynyk a great player? No. Is he an awful player? No. Is he wildly frustrating at times? Yup. But do I think of him as a dirty player? Trying to be as objective as possible even as a Celtics fan, but I just don’t see it. Lets go through some of the more memorable incidents from the past couple of years.
The time Olynyk blew out Kevin Love’s shoulder in the playoffs:
I still think this is just a case of two gangly white guys getting tangled up and one of their noodle arms getting stuck. Love definitely didn’t see it that way though as he went on to rip Olynyk as a dirty player, thus starting the movement. My ruling? Not dirty. Drink more milk, Kevin.
Kelly Olynyk setting a pick on Kelly Oubre in Game 3
This play is literally a pick, probably more like one of the illegal moving screens that Kevin Garnett made famous, but a pick nonetheless. One that knocks Oubre on his ass. There’s nothing malicious or dirty here. Looks like a young guy in Oubre overreacting to a physical play before going up and tossing Olynyk, getting himself ejected. My ruling? Not dirty. Toughen up, Oubre.
I do have to give props to the Wizards owner Ted Leonsis though, definition of a ride or die boss.
— Ted Leonsis (@TedLeonsis) May 7, 2017
Either way, here’s a FOUR MINUTE highlight video of Draymond Green dirty plays.
PS – Dirty or not dirty, this did make me laugh though.
draymond green calling kelly olynyk a dirty player pic.twitter.com/XaZhHROCb6
— slim (@maldonado9723) May 8, 2017