Draymond Green cited the James Harden trade when he spoke about the impending Andre Drummond trade after the Warriors’ win last night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced yesterday that Andre Drummond has been indefinitely benched. The team is expecting to find a trade for the former All-Star by the midseason break.
Drummond will bring an intriguing skill set to whichever team he’s sent. He is among the best rebounders in NBA history and has led the league in the category several times. But the Cavs have decided to move him on because he does not fit their offense well.
Draymond Green was fired up over the whole trade scenario. He has seen many of them unfold over the past 4 offseasons. Green has as much of an inside track on these player movements as anyone in the league today.
Draymond Green on the difference in accountability between a player like James Harden and teams
Draymond basically poured out what is on every NBA player’s mind, watching this Andre Drummond saga:
“To watch Andre Drummond before the game, to sit on the sideline, and then go to the back and come out in street clothes because the team is going to trade him, is bulls**t.”
“Because when James Harden asked for a trade – we all know he dogged it. We saw him dog it in his final days with the Rockets. But when he asked for a trade, we castrated him for wanting to a different team. Everybody destroyed that man.”
“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
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“And yet every team can come out and say ‘We’re trading that guy’. And that guy is going to sit until he’s being traded. If he doesn’t stay professional, then he’s a cancer, and he’s bad for the locker room, and he’s the issue.”
“We’ve seen the case of Harrison Barnes being pulled off the bench during a game. DeMarcus Cousins finding out that he’s traded in an interview after the All-Star Game. We continue to let this happen, and I got fined for stating my opinion on what I thought should’ve happened.”