Is the dynasty over?
October 14, 2019, 2:10 pmDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell (rest) will sit out Monday's preseason game with the Lakers.
With the Warriors likely to play harder during the regular season this year, they're getting extra rest when they can. Look for Omari Spellman, Marquese Chriss and Eric Paschall to play more up front while Jordan Poole and Jacob Evans log more time in the backcourt. Both Green and D'Lo will play on Wednesday, however.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
October 11, 2019, 12:58 amDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green scored eight points on 2-of-4 shooting with two triples, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals in Thursday's game against the Wolves.
Green is a guy who can still do it all and will play with a chip on his shoulder this season as many are counting on a down year for the Warriors. While the team significantly got worse with departures of key players, it means that Green should shoulder more usage and that there's more fantasy potential in drafting him in the early-mid rounds.
October 5, 2019, 11:05 pmDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green missed all three of his shot attempts from the field (two from deep) on Saturday, finishing with just seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 17 minutes.
He did get into a bit of foul trouble and this is a preseason game, so we shouldn't read too much into this dud. Green should still be a guy to target in the middle rounds of drafts for his ability to fill up the stat sheet and his projected higher usage this season.
October 2, 2019, 12:27 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Warriors GM Bob Myers does not plan to rest Steph Curry this season "unless something develops."
Myers also noted that the Warriors will not "overwork" Curry or teammate Draymond Green. Considering the team's injury situation, Curry should get as many minutes as he can handle which can only help his fantasy value.
Source: USA Today
August 3, 2019, 11:45 amDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Warriors lock up Draymond Green until 2024 with a 4-year, $100 million contract extension.
Green may have potentially signed a bigger contract if he waited for next offseason but he avoids the risk and got his money. There are also far less teams expecting to have cap space than there was this year. With Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins both out, Green will be expected to take on a much bigger role holding down the frontcourt this year. His scoring and rebounding numbers dipped a bit when Durant joined the team in 2016 so he should improve on his top-60 per game fantasy value from last year.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 5:02 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Bob Myers says the Warriors haven't discussed whether or not they'll engage in load management for Steph Curry and Draymond Green next season.
The Warriors are in for more of a fight in the regular season next year, and while they'll likely have to play harder to clinch a playoff spot with security, they still figure to prioritize the long-term health of their stars and try to keep them as fresh as possible for the postseason. Expect Green and Curry to get a few nights off next season, but we wouldn't expect it to impact their fantasy stocks at all. With Kevin Durant gone and Klay Thompson looking at a mid-year return, Curry and Green could have huge seasons coming.
Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter
June 11, 2019, 4:12 pmDraymond GreenF, 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 GreenF, 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 GreenF, 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 GreenF, 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 GreenF, 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 GreenF, 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 GreenF, 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 GreenF, 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