Draymond Green

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The heart and soul of the team. The 2nd round pick out of Michigan State has played at a level that well surpasses the position in which he was drafted. Draymond Green started his first two seasons in the NBA coming off the bench. It was not until the 2014/15 season that he was made a full time starter by, at the time, rookie head coach Steve Kerr. The decision was probably inspired by his display in the 2014 playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Green was starting in the place of the injured Jermaine O’Neal and his defense on superstar Blake Griffin impressed everyone. Kerr making Green a starter was the best decision he could have made.

Draymond Green plays every game with a legendary level of intensity. His ability to alter the course of the game with his defense is an invaluable asset to the Warriors. His ragged style of play combined with his unapologetic attitude get him in a quite a bit of trouble. Green is prone to getting technicals and fines but the Warriors would not want it any other way. That is because for every one of his bad moments he makes up for it with stunning performances like the one he put on against the Grizzlies. That night Draymond Green became the only player in history to get a triple-double that did not include points.  His statline was 4 points, 10 steals, 10 assists, 12 assists, and 5 blocks. Green is all about the defense and the Warriors are that much better because of it.

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