Draymond Green was quite far from his best in Game 2 against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night and if not for an elite performance from Steph Curry and his other teammates like Jordan Poole and Kevon Looney, the Warriors could very well have dropped this game at home. As it were, Draymond fouled out of the game in the 4th quarter and could easily have been ejected long before that as well.
The Warriors trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half, and Green was on the floor for a large part of that run for the Mavericks. Their comeback also happened to occur when he was on the bench, which wasn't a good look for Draymond. He ended the night with a stat line of 6 points, 6 rebounds, 6 personal fouls, 6 turnovers, and a terrible plus-minus score of -19.
This was an uncharacteristic game for Draymond, and the people that dislike him were never going to let it slide, especially when it looked like the Warriors would lose. His beef with Kendrick Perkins was well-publicized and Skip Bayless was among those quick to tweet about Green's performance, implying that he should get to TV work already instead of playing:
"Maybe Draymond should go sit with the TNT guys and TALK about basketball instead of trying to play it."
When Skip Bayless isn't too fond of a player, he'll watch their every move waiting for his chance to criticize them and he has been going in on the Warriors this postseason. So this take of his isn't surprising at all.
Green is still a very pivotal piece for a deep Golden State Warriors squad and has a good few years left in him still. He hit an extremely important three-pointer too in the dying moments against Dallas, so even on a bad night, he managed to do something to help the team win. Likely, Draymond won't respond to Bayless and just let his play in the coming games, do the talking instead.