June 11, 2019, 4:12 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Per NBA rules, Draymond Green would receive an automatic suspension in a potential Game 7 of the NBA Finals if he were to get another technical foul in Game 6 against the Raptors on Thursday.
Green is the only frontcourt player that the Warriors can count on right now and it would be a devastating blow for the team's chances at a 3-peat if he were to let his emotions get the best of him. Green is averaging 13/9/9 through the first five games of the NBA Finals.
Source: Jeff Zillgitt on Twitter
June 10, 2019, 11:51 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green came up two assists shy of another Finals triple-double by putting up 10 points (4-of-9 FGs), 10 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two threes in 41 minutes in Monday's win over the Raptors.
Green is averaging about 13 points, nine boards and nine assists in the Finals. He did turn the ball over just twice in this one after averaging 5.0 per game in the first four games. His defense will certainly be needed in Game 6 after a sub-par team effort on that end tonight.
June 8, 2019, 12:00 amDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green scored 10 points, dished 12 assists, grabbed nine rebounds, swatted two shots and got one steal on Friday night against Toronto.
It was a classic well-rounded stat line from Green who surprisingly sported the lowest plus-minus in the starting lineup for the Warriors. Green will need to find a way to slow down Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam moving forward if the Warriors are going to get back into this NBA Finals.
June 5, 2019, 11:49 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green managed 17 points with seven rebounds and four assists in Game 3 as the Warriors lost to the Raptors on Wednesday.
He hit two triples and added two steals to the box score. Green was the second-best player on the Warriors behind Curry in this one, which was expected given the roster they were working with. Andre Iguodala also chipped in 11 points and six rebounds on 4-of-8 shooting. Iguodala and Green were tasked with the biggest defensive assignments as per usual, but they were not able to anchor the defense enough to lead the Warriors to a win. The Warriors will look to even up the series before they head back to Toronto for Game 5.
June 4, 2019, 12:46 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green credited a midseason diet, requested to him by GM Bob Myers in early March, for conquering his diet and controlling his emotions.
Since teammate Kevin Durant went down with a calf injury Green has had arguably the best stretch of his career. Green seems to also be maturing in front of our eyes, admitting fault in his past mistakes of blowups with his coach and teammates, and also calming himself down in tense situations that his past self wouldn't handle the correct way. Green is as enigmatic and real as it gets, and it's great to see him reigning in the negatives and balling out when his teammates need him the most.
June 2, 2019, 10:58 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green finished one assist shy of a triple-double in Sunday's Game 2 win as he put up 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in 41 minutes of action.
Green stepped up with Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney, DeMarcus Cousins, and Stephen Curry all either out or not at 100-percent. His energy and ability to push the ball up the floor kept the Raptors on their toes and never allowed them to get into a rhythm. Green will have to bring a similar performance for Game 3 as the Warriors head home and look to gain a one-game lead in the series.
May 30, 2019, 11:57 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green logged a 10-10-10 triple-double in Thursday's Game 1 while adding a steal.
Green logged 40 minutes and you could tell he was getting gassed in the second half. He's tasked with guarding Kawhi Leonard on switches and Pascal Siakam on-ball and in transition which is almost an impossible task, even for someone of Green's caliber. The Warriors are short on bodies already and if Andre Iguodala misses time it'll make life much more difficult for Green.
May 23, 2019, 3:47 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green told the media that he "should've been first" when asked about his selection to the All-Defensive second team.
This is Green's fifth selection to an All-Defensive team. He earned a first team selection in the three seasons from 2014-2017 while earning second team selection the past two seasons. Every single season that Green has earned All-Defensive team honors, the Warriors have made the NBA finals. Green struggled at times during the regular season but elevated his performance in the playoffs. He may end up with the best individual playoff performance from this year when it is all said and done. Green has come a long way since being drafted in the second round in 2012.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
May 20, 2019, 11:54 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green notched a 18-14-11 triple-double to go with three steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in Monday’s Game 4 win over the Blazers.
Green has proven over the past two games that he still has the ability to kick it into high gear. His defensive tenacity and anticipation might be the best in the league as he’s a one-man wrecking crew on that end of the floor. His only triple was a big one late in OT and his ability to ignite the Warriors on a big run thanks to his defense and passing were huge reasons why the Warriors swept the Blazers.
May 19, 2019, 12:55 amDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green went off on Saturday's win, posting a monster 20-13-12 line and adding four steals and one block.
Draymond was all over the court for the Warriors posting his seventh career postseason triple-double. With his team down 13 points to start the second half, Green channeled his inner Magic Johnson and rallied the Warriors with six rebounds, six assists and two steals to take the lead going into the fourth quarter. His defensive intensity continues to be a catalyst for the team and is a major reason why the Warriors continue to dominate in this series.
May 17, 2019, 12:56 amDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green posted a fantasy gem contributing 16 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks on 8-for-12 shooting in Thursday's win.
Draymond continues to stuff the stat sheet for the Warriors showing why he is one of the most versatile big men in the league. With a game-sealing layup in the final seconds, Green was efficient from the floor, though not as efficient from the charity stripe (0-for-3). Only attempting one 3-pointer, he took advantage of the Blazers frontcourt woes through focusing on getting points in the paint. The Warriors will continue to rely on him throughout the series as they await for Kevin Durant's return.
May 15, 2019, 12:03 amDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green filled up the box score with 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's win over the Blazers.
Green was everywhere in this game, and even if he's no longer a threat to shoot he makes more than enough plays as the roll man to make up for it. Expect Dray to take on outsized roles as a playmaker, defender and rebounder with Kevin Durant sidelined.
May 10, 2019, 11:59 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green grabbed 10 rebounds and added seven assists, one steal and one block with eight points on 4-of-9 shooting in Friday's Game 6 win over the Rockets.
Green was relatively quiet in this one but on the bright side, he was not assessed with any technical fouls. He and the rest of Warriors' role-players did just enough to allow the Splash Brothers to shoot their way to victory. Expect Green to deliver more multi-cat goodness in the Western Conference finals.
May 9, 2019, 1:48 amDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green was hampered by foul trouble on Wednesday and eventually fouled out in the fourth quarter but not before recording eight points (3-of-8 shooting), 12 rebounds, 11 assists, two 3s and one steal.
This was a bit of a weird roller-coaster game for Green, who looked like he was about to fall apart in the fourth quarter. He risked fouling out sooner by taking a charge but ended up "over celebrating" and was teed up for his fourth technical foul of the postseason. Green's going to have to take Game 6 more seriously and reel in his antics, if the Warriors are to end Rocket's 2018-19 season in Houston.