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Draymond Green | Forward | #23

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (5) / GS
Contract: view contract details

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Draymond Green won the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year.
Rudy Gobert and Kawhi Leonard are every bit as deserving, but Green was due for one of these after Leonard took home the last two awards -- Green was the runner up the last two seasons. The two-time NBA champion's production slipped with Kevin Durant in Golden State, but he still was a top-25 player in standard leagues with averages of 10.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.0 assists. 1.4 blocks, 1.1 triples and a career-high 2.0 steals per game. Jun 26 - 10:56 PM

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Draymond Green scored 16 points with 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes during a Game 4 loss to the Cavs on Friday.

The refs and/or scorekeeper made a mistake in this game. According to Doris Burke on the sidelines, the refs apparently wanted to give a first half tech to Steve Kerr, but it was recorded as a Draymond tech. In the third quarter, Green picked up another tech, and that first half tech was still credited for Dray at the time of the foul and it looked like Green would be ejected, but the referees made the change of the first tech to give it back to Kerr. Yes, this was a wild game. Green should not be suspended for this.
Jun 10 - 12:11 AM

Draymond Green said the Warriors are more relaxed this year.

"Last year we were chasing 73 wins," Green said. He's been vocal about wanting this rematch against the Cavs and said earlier this year he wants to "annihilate" them. Green is likely going to have to guard LeBron James a lot in this series, but he will be the last line of defense against a red-hot Cleveland offense.
May 26 - 4:34 PM

John Wall, DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green and DeAndre Jordan were named to the All-NBA third team.

Green was the top vote getter, including four first-team votes. Those four first-team votes are actually more than every second-team guy except for Rudy Gobert. Green may not be the flashiest scorer and he does have some guys overshadowing him, but he's easily one of the best defenders in the NBA.
May 18 - 2:21 PM

Draymond Green scored nine points with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes against the Spurs on Sunday.

After he was arguably the most valuable player in the first two rounds, Green finally had a sub-par game. He was irate for a technical foul call against him and he looked frustrated for most of the second quarter -- he only has two techs in the playoffs. He's had bad games before, so just chalk it up to that.
May 14 - 6:51 PM

Draymond Green triple-doubled with 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in Monday's 121-95 Game 4 win over the Jazz.

The Warriors will move on to face the winner of the Rockets and Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. Green finished 5-of-11 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line with two steals and one turnover on his way to his third career postseason triple-double. He also continued his hot streak from beyond the arc, hitting 3-of-5 triples to bump him up to 51.2 percent from deep in the playoffs. He also has a ridiculous +21 net rating in the playoffs and is arguably their most important player going forward.
May 8 - 11:35 PM

Draymond Green scored nine points with 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and no turnovers in 38 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

He picked up his first technical foul and it was obviously coming based on the start. The refs had a quick whistle on Dray to get him two early fouls and hype him up in the first quarter. After that foul call, he gave the Jazz fans a "2-0" sign and was complaining to the ref while on the bench to get the tech. Green also didn't make any treys and the Warriors weren't using him in spot-up plays as much. For what it's worth he's scored 1.8 points per possession on spot-ups in the playoffs, which doubles his 0.9 in the postseason (Synergy). As per usual, his defense was key and needless to say that knee tweak from Game 2 wasn't apparent.
May 6 - 11:41 PM

Draymond Green (knee) will play in Game 3 against the Jazz on Saturday.

This isn't a surprise after he was listed as probable on Friday, and he will not have a minutes limit today. Green's tweak to his knee only sent him to the locker room for a few minutes on Thursday and he looked great in his return. Besides that, Green has been ridiculous as a shooter in these playoffs, turning in a superb 80.0 effective field goal percentage when he's open on the 35 attempts.
May 6 - 7:08 PM

Coach Mike Brown said that he expects Draymond Green to play in Game 3 vs. Utah on Saturday.

"In my mind, he’s playing," said Brown after practice on Friday. Green is listed as probable for the contest and fully expected to suit up. Green fell hard to the floor midway through the fourth quarter of Game 2, but was able to return with less than two minutes remaining. "I knew my knee was just locking up a little bit," Green said after the game. "I had it before, a little tweak. It wasn't like a huge sigh of relief, because I kind of knew what it was from the jump. But obviously it's always good to know you're OK."
May 6 - 9:38 AM

Draymond Green (left knee tweak) is probable for Game 3 against the Jazz on Saturday.

The injury occurred in the second half on Thursday and Green was able to return. Green has arguably been the best player on the Warriors this postseason, especially with his 18 treys on the offensive end. While the Warriors were careful with Kevin Durant's calf injury, this injury to Green doesn't sound like it'll affect him.
May 5 - 7:07 PM

Draymond Green scored 21 points with seven rebounds, six assists, one block, four steals and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

It was a tough day at the office for Green. He looked to have tweaked his back in the third quarter and Green also had a left knee injury in the fourth quarter. Green had to go to the locker room under his own power, but he was able to make it back. Besides his elite defense, Green has been on a roll as a shooter, making 18-of-33 from beyond the arc in the playoffs. He should be fine for Game 3 on Saturday.
May 5 - 1:21 AM

Draymond Green abused the box score during Sunday's Game 1 win, popping off for 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, three 3-pointers, three steals, five blocks and one turnover in 37 minutes.

Incredible. Green became the first player in NBA history to record such a stat line in a playoff game since defensive statistics first started being record during the 1973-74 season, and as the primary defender, he held the Trail Blazers to just 4-of-16 shooting while also forcing three turnovers. Click the link below to check out one of Green's more impressive highlight-reel swats from Sunday's matinee.
Apr 16 - 6:58 PM

Draymond Green (rest) will return to the starting lineup for Game 1 against Portland on Sunday.

Green was rested for Golden State's meaningless final regular season game, but he was never going to miss a playoff game. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Zaza Pachulia will join Green in the starting five for Game 1. Andre Iguodala will also be available after resting on Wednesday.

Draymond Green (rest) and Andre Iguodala (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Lakers.

With Green, Iguodala and Matt Barnes (ankle) all set to spend Wednesday night watching from the sidelines, we'll likely see James Michael McAdoo or Kevon Looney (hip) draw the start, and there will be more minutes available for guys like David West and Patrick McCaw. Unfortunately, none of those guys make for very attractive targets in most settings.

The Warriors officially confirmed Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green will not play on Wednesday against the Suns.

This is just a reminder for those who missed it on Tuesday. With Dray and Iggy out, James Michael McAdoo, Kevon Looney, Matt Barnes and Pat McCaw should play more in a favorable matchup. Daily Slant: Even with Green and Iguodala out of action, there isn't a ton to like in terms of the Warriors front-court options, in part because there are a lot of ways those minutes could be distributed. David West is likely to see around 20-22 minutes of court time as he ramps up for the playoffs, but without a dependable minutes load he becomes a tough sell outside of deep GPPs. Neither Looney or McAdoo are worth targeting, but Matt Barnes is one of the more intriguing value plays of the day without Iguodala around. He should see in the neighborhood of 23-28 minutes.
Apr 5 - 4:56 PM