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Draymond Green | Forward | #23

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (5) / GS
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Draymond Green got it going during a Game 5 win over the Thunder on Thursday, scoring 11 points with 13 rebounds, four assists, one steal, four blocks and two turnovers in 39 minutes.
He turned it around after four sub-par games during this series, especially in the last two. The bad news is that Green picked up his fifth technical foul, so two more and he will be suspended for one game. This is on top of Green possibly being suspended for another flagrant foul. After the lineups with Green at the five were smoked in the last two, he played only one of the first 46 minutes at center tonight -- the Warriors went small to prevent threes late. The move to the four should help in Game 6. May 27 - 12:21 AM

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Draymond Green wrote he has no doubts the Warriors will win Game 5 on Thursday.

"I have no doubt in my mind that we will win [Game 5]," Green wrote on The Undefeated. "No doubt about that." Green better be right as the Warriors next loss will have them watching the NBA Finals from home. Green has been struggling for the last two games of the Western Conference Finals, but we'll look for a bounceback game from Dray on Thursday with the Dubs playing at home.
May 26 - 11:15 AM

Draymond Green will not be suspended for tripping Enes Kanter during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

Green is just one flagrant foul away from a suspension, but the league has reportedly decided not to upgrade his foul on Kanter to a flagrant 1 foul, meaning he's in the clear for Thursday's Game 5 against OKC. Green has been a shell of himself over the past two games, and he knows that he'll need to come with a much stronger effort during Game 5 if the Dubs hope to send the series back to OKC for a Game 6.
May 25 - 1:34 PM

Draymond Green described the Warriors current 3-1 hole in the Western Conference Finals as "stunning," and acknowledged that he needs to be better for the remainder of the series.

"Right now, I'm not myself," said Green. "I'm thinking too much, and that's leading to all the things that I'm not supposed to be doing. I just … I just have to be me." Over the past two games, Green has not given the Dubs much of anything, going 2-of-16 from the field whilst posting a plus/minus rating of minus-73. Green also appeared to trip Enes Kanter during Game 4, which could potentially be viewed as a flagrant 1 foul, which would result in a one-game suspension for Green. Stay tuned.
May 25 - 10:01 AM

Draymond Green was held to six points in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Thunder, shooting just 1-of-7 from the field.

For the first time this season, the Warriors have finally lost two games in a row and it comes at the worst possible time. As for Green, he was nearly suspended by the league for his kick to Steven Adams' groin in Game 3, so the OKC crowd let him hear it all night. Green hasn't played well in this series and it didn't get any better tonight, turning the ball over six times in 38 minutes with 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and three steals.
May 25 - 12:30 AM

Draymond Green will not be suspended for Game 4 on Tuesday.

He was fined $25,000 and the foul has been upgraded to a flagrant 2. The NBA likely ruled that Green didn't intend to kick Steven Adams in the groin during Sunday's blowout. Green has a knack for kicking his leg out to draw a foul, so the NBA likely thought it was just unlucky for Adams as Green tried to sell the foul too hard. He'll be in the starting lineup in a huge game at Oklahoma City.
May 23 - 7:14 PM

Steve Kerr said that Draymond Green needs to re-focus himself.

"He needs to re-focus a little bit. He'll admit it. It was not one of his best games. In fact, it was one of his worst," Kerr said. After a total dud in Game 3 with six points, four rebounds and three assists on 1-of-9 shooting, Green has to be a whole lot better in Game 4 assuming he avoids suspension.
May 23 - 12:33 PM

Draymond Green struggled badly during Sunday's loss in Oklahoma City, finishing with six points on 1-of-9 shooting, four boards, three assists and four turnovers in 32 minutes.

The Warriors looked unusually rattled after Green picked up a Flagrant-1 foul in the second quarter, letting a close game to turn into a 25-point deficit heading into halftime. They gave up 117 points through three quarters, the most allowed in a playoff game since 1987, and compounded their defensive struggles with lackadaisical shot selection. The league will likely review Draymond's flagrant, which he earned for kicking Steven Adams in the crotch, so DFS owners should double-check that he's available for Game 4.
May 22 - 10:57 PM

Steven Adams said Draymond Green has "peaked with annoyingness" on defense.

Adams and Draymond are quote machines and are also known for their physical styles on the defensive end on the court. Green has also gone through practices to prepare for bad calls and said he'll try to lure Adams into a technical foul. The Warriors have used Green on Andre Roberson at times to use him as more of a roaming defender. Additionally, the Warriors didn't use Green at center too much in Game 2 with only two minutes of their death lineup.
May 20 - 4:14 PM

Draymond Green said he's ready to show everyone what the Warriors are made of with a Game 2 bounce back performance.

"When you can bounce back from something like this, it makes it all the more sweeter," said Draymond of the Warriors conceding Game 1 to OKC. "I’m relishing this opportunity. This is where you see what you’re really made of. This is where you bounce back and everybody is against and don’t think you can do it and... This is where it gets fun for us." The Dubs have the right mindset going into Game 2, but they'll need to do a better job of executing on offense if they hope to even up the series at one a piece on Wednesday.
May 18 - 1:16 PM

Draymond Green said that he needs to put forth a better defensive effort for the Warriors during Game 2.

"I don't think I was myself on the defensive end last night," said Green. "I wasn't flying around like I normally do. I've got to be better." Additionally, Green said that the Dubs need to do a better job of keeping Russell Westbrook off the free throw line, but acknowledged that it's something easier said than done because OKC's All-Star point guard is such an athletic force. Draymond will also likely be conceding some touches on the offensive end to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson during Game 2.
Source: ESPN
May 17 - 3:33 PM

Draymond Green made 9-of-20 from the field and 5-of-9 from the line for 23 points with five rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and two turnovers in 40 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

The Thunder had a somewhat similar strategy to what coach Terry Stotts did in the previous rounds. Green was left open on occasion to allow the Thunder to pressure Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson more off the ball. The Warriors should be making an adjustment here because Green having more total shots than Stephen Curry (22 field goal attempts, two free throw attempts) shouldn't happen. His four assists also tied for his worst output in these playoffs. Whatever the case, Dray will be posting big stat lines.
May 17 - 12:04 AM

Draymond Green said that his left ankle feels "fine" and he's ready for the Western Conference Finals.

"My ankle is fine," he wrote. "A little sore, but it feels a whole lot better than it felt Wednesday night. I will just continue to get treatment, stay in the gym and get ready for Monday. But my ankle feels fine and it's playoff time. It is what it is at this point." Although Green is unlikely to be 100 percent at any point in the postseason, you could say that for just about everybody still participating.
May 16 - 10:03 AM

Draymond Green said he was practicing not getting technical fouls when coaches made bad calls during scrimmages.

This is great. Green was asked if he's preparing for Steven Adams to try and lure him into a tech. "I'm sure he'll try. I may get him one," Green said. Draymond leads the postseason with four techs, so he's on pace to be suspended after a seventh tech. This will be something to watch, but at least Green knows he has to be careful this time. After all, this comes from a guy who said he saved money before the season for his upcoming technical fines.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 4:29 PM

Draymond Green (ankle) went through practice on Friday.

It sounds like he's good to go for Game 1 on Monday. The Warriors might need him to play center more with Andrew Bogut (adductor) possibly limited. Regardless, Green will be putting up some big stat lines against OKC.
May 13 - 3:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
3Leandro Barbosa
SG1Klay Thompson
2Ian Clark
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
3Brandon Rush
PF1Draymond Green
2James Michael McAdoo
3Kevon Looney
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Marreese Speights
4Anderson Varejao