Isaiah Thomas: Draymond calling Olynyk dirty is 'a joke'

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Isaiah Thomas is sticking up for his Boston Celtics teammate.

The guard took exception to Draymond Green's recent comments calling Kelly Olynyk "dirty," suggesting the Golden State Warriors forward should look in the mirror before accusing another player of unsportsmanlike behavior.

"I mean, I don't know how he can call anybody dirty," Thomas told Jay King of MassLive.com. "But it is what it is. Everybody's got a comment or something to say about others, I guess."

Green's comments were widely perceived as a case of the pot calling the kettle black, since the 27-year-old is infamous for kicking his opponents below the belt and earned a one-game suspension during the 2016 Finals by accumulating too many flagrant foul points.

"It's a joke that he said that," Thomas added. "We can't worry about what others are saying or doing."

While Thomas acknowledges Olynyk has played with an edge at times, with the most recent incident occurring in last week's Game 3 with the Washington Wizards, he doesn't believe it's enough to label the 7-foot big man a dirty player.

"Nowhere near dirty," Thomas said. "There's just been a couple of occasions, wrong time, wrong place. I mean, things happen in basketball, especially in physical playoff basketball. But he's definitely not dirty."

Green appeared to offer a subtle reply to Thomas' comments later Tuesday in a tweet that seemed to encourage the Celtics star to worry about getting to the next round.

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