Warriors’ Draymond Green: “I Don’t Think I Set Illegal Screens”
All year, fans of opposing teams have complained about the Golden State Warriors and how the refs let their players get away with multiple moving screens every single game. What makes it worse is when the refs call the opposing team for a moving screen while watching the Warriors do it time and time again with no repercussions.
After Game 1 of the NBA playoffs, Houston Rockets star James Harden was asked about those moving screens not being called.
“What do you think?” Harden said Sunday. “You saw it.”
Warriors forward Draymond Green seems to be the main target that sets most of the non-called moving screens and he was asked about it as well:
“I don’t think I set illegal screens,” Green said. “We set screens just like anybody else. My guys get open shots because they got two of the quickest releases in the NBA. Everybody else in the NBA sets the same screens we set. They just don’t got the shooters we got. That ain’t my fault. I mean, like I can’t shoot like Klay (Thompson) and Steph (Curry) either. Am I supposed to cry about it? No, you do what you can do. It ain’t our fault they can’t get it up their shot off as quick as Klay and Steph can. So big deal. Go find somebody that can shoot that quick. I don’t care.
“I’d rather you have my last dollar than I have it. That’s how I’ve always been. I look at a screen like that. I’d rather me help you get a shot than I get a shot. So if I’m helping you get a shot, I feel good about that.”
H/T – ibabuzz