Draymond Green engaged in some trash talk during Sunday's playoff game against the Trail Blazers, but it wasn't your old-school verbal jarring. Speaking to reporters after the Warriors' 121-109 win, Green revealed some of the back-and-forth between him and Blazers stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
"He told me I need to do more calf raises," Green said. "No, we were talking back and forth the entire game, but that's just a part of the game. It's mutual respect both ways. We've played those guys last year in the series, but quite a bit over the last four or five years where you kind of know them, they know you.
"But we all know each other off the floor as well. It's not like there's anyone out there being disrespectful towards another. It's fun. You hit a shot, he's talking to us. I hit a shot, I'm talking to them. I miss the dunk, he's telling me I need to do calf raises. It was good back-and-forth; it makes the game a lot more fun, that's for sure."
McCollum didn't deny he talked about Green's calves.
"Yeah, he does need to do some calf raises so he can dunk," McCollum said. "Yeah, it's a game. It's a game we all love. We come out here, represent our teams, representing our hometowns where everybody's from. And where I'm from, if you talk trash, then I'm going to talk trash to you. It's not disrespectful. We're not talking about nobody's mamas or nothing bad."
Lillard also talked about Green's trash talk, and said it fuels him to play better. No player said it was an issue, so expect to see them all continue to chat to one another as the series continues.