Oct 26, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward JaMychal Green (4) against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Golden State Warriors are expected to add a veteran forward in the near future.
JaMychal Green was traded by Denver to Oklahoma City ahead of June’s NBA Draft. The Thunder are a young, rebuilding team, so having the 32-year-old forward on their roster made little sense.
According to both Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania, the Thunder plan to reach a buyout agreement with Green. Once Green is bought out and clears waivers, he is expected to sign with Golden State.
Green would fit in on the depth chart behind Draymond Green and Jonathan Kuminga.
Green averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game last season with the Nuggets. He shot just 26.6 percent from 3-point range last season, but is a 36.6 percent 3-point shooter for his career.
Green spent most of his career with the Grizzlies. He played two seasons with the Clippers after Memphis and then he spent the last two seasons with the Nuggets.
JaMychal Green and Dorian Finney-Smith were hit with double-technical fouls for an incident that took place during Monday’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets.
The Mavs were leading the Nuggets in a close game early in the fourth quarter. Green was under the basket and Frank Ntilikina’s arm got locked in his arms. Green then tossed Ntilikina to the ground.
Finney-Smith stepped in on behalf of his teammate and ended up getting a technical foul, as did Green. Green was also charged with a personal foul for throwing Ntilikina to the ground.
Green finished with two points and eight rebounds in his Nuggets’ 111-101 loss to the Mavs. Ntilikina played 16 minutes, while Finney-Smith had eight points in 24 minutes.
The Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz gave us one of the first altercations of the new NBA season on Tuesday, and TNT announcer Kevin Harlan definitely did not disappoint in his call of it.
In the fourth quarter of an eventual 122-110 victory for the Jazz, Nuggets big man JaMychal Green got tangled up under the basket with Jazz counterpart Hassan Whiteside. Some shoving ensued and some words were exchanged.
Though the altercation itself was mostly much ado about nothing, Harlan’s animated call brought the incident to another level. Take a listen.
That’s the call of a man who wanted to see some smoke.
Green and Whiteside were both ejected for the incident. But given that it was two bench players getting thrown out of a game that had already been decided at that point, the double ejections were not particularly meaningful.
The real star of the whole episode though was Harlan. That guy can even find a way to make streakers on the field sound entertaining.
JaMychal Green is adding a bit of insult to injury after leaving the LA Clippers for the team that they lost to in the playoffs this year.
Addressing reporters Tuesday, the new Denver Nuggets big man appeared to take a shot at his old team, implying that they did not have enough heart.
“Blowing the 3-1 lead [to them], you know they had heart,” said Green of the Nuggets, per team writer TJ McBride. “It wasn’t a tough decision.”
Green and the Clippers, of course, collapsed in spectacular fashion to the Nuggets in the second round of the playoffs this past season. After going up 3-1 and leading by double digits in each of the last three games, the Clippers still somehow found a way to lose the series. Green then signed with the Nuggets on a two-year, $15 million deal.
It is possible that Green was just giving credit to Denver for their resilience in overcoming the long odds in the series. But the 30-year-old veteran had already been referencing the Clippers’ meltdown in prior weeks, so this latest comment probably was not entirely innocuous.
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JaMychal Green responded on Instagram to an angry Clippers fan who left a comment on one of his posts.
Green posted a photo on Instagram of himself dunking over Mason Plumlee. The photo took place during the Clippers’ playoff series with the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals. That was the same series where the Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead and became the subject of ridicule.
One fan commented on Green’s post and told him to delete it because the fans were still upset over the series. Green responded by saying that he wasn’t going to remove the post, and that the fan was “upset with the wrong person.”
Is that Green’s way of saying someone else was to blame for the Clippers blowing the series lead? Maybe so.
The franchise already fired Doc Rivers and replaced him as head coach. The other person who took a lot of heat was Paul George, who is still taking criticism. We previously examined what was to blame for the Clippers’ playoff problems.