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Viral Caitlin Clark foul sparks message from Draymond Green to Indiana Fever – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

Draymond Green is often criticized for his numerous altercations, but no one questions his brotherly loyalty to his Warriors teammates. The 12-year NBA veteran takes no offense from anyone.

The Indiana Fever of the WNBA need to take a leaf out of Green's book and do a better job of protecting each other, especially rookie and former Iowa basketball player Caitlin Clark.

On Saturday, the Golden State slugger spoke bluntly about the issue in an Instagram comments section.

Green was referring to Clark penalizing an intentional foul by Sky guard Chennedy Carter in Saturday's game between Indiana and Chicago.

The piece sparked numerous discussions on social media and inspired Green to comment on the Fever series.

Green knows what it's like to be on both sides of an unfair hit. The four-time NBA All-Star has received 150 technical fouls and 19 ejections over the course of his illustrious career, and during the 2023-24 NBA season alone, Green received four ejections, 13 technical fouls and two suspensions.

He missed 27 games for the Warriors last season, 16 of them due to on-court altercations. Green also missed much of Golden State's game against the Orlando Magic after being ejected from the Kia Center in the first quarter.

Green advises the Fever to find a player with similar energy to him to defend Clark. As the No. 1 pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft, Clark is in the sights of opposing veterans – that's just part of it.

Carter told reporters after the game, “I don't answer questions about Caitlin Clark” (h/t NBC 5 Chicago), but later questioned Clark's basketball skills beyond her 3-point shooting in a post on Threads.

Green suffered combat injuries defending himself and his teammates at Golden State – and won four NBA championships.

He believes Indiana would do well to protect 22-year-old Clark.

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