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Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas: It’s ‘a joke’ Warriors’ Draymond Green calls anyone dirty

In this March 19, 2017 file photo, Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum / Associated Press)
In this March 19, 2017 file photo, Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum / Associated Press)
By Jon Becker San Jose Mercury News

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas can’t believe Draymond Green is calling anyone else a dirty player, let alone his Boston teammate Kelly Olynyk.

“I don’t know how he can call anybody dirty,” Thomas told reporters Tuesday. “But it is what it is. Everybody’s got a comment or something to say about others, I guess.

“It’s a joke that he said that.”

Green said on his Dray Day podcast that he doesn’t respect Olynyk and thinks the Celtics center is a dirty player. Green was reacting to an incident Olynyk had with Washington’s Kelly Oubre Jr., who was suspended for a game after shoving Olynyk after a hard screen.

Green later tweeted something Tuesday seemingly meant as a response to Thomas, whose Celtics are tied with the Wizards 2-2 with Game 5 set for Wednesday: “Just get through that series bro.”

Olynyk also took exception to Green’s criticism of him.

“It’s ridiculous,“ Olynyk said. ”I mean (I) know who I am, I know what I do, what I stand for. My teammates know and that’s all that matters.“

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