Draymond Green elevates his performance in the playoffs more then any other Warriors player (self.nba)
He's not their best player but I think it get's overlooked how much he raises his level of play from the regular season.
RS: 9.0/6.8/4.0/1.4/1.0 on .437/.334/.695
PS: 12.8/8.7/4.9/1.5/1.5 on .437/.346/.737
RS: 11.7/8.2/3.7/1.6/1.3 on .443/.337/.660
PS: 13.7/10.1/5.2/1.8/1.2 on .417/.264/.736
RS: 14.0/9.5/7.4/1.5/1.4 on .490/.388/.696
PS: 15.4/9.9/6.0/1.8/1.6 on .431/.365/.738
Finals: 16.5/10.3/6.3/1.7/1.2 on .486/.406/.732
RS: 10.2/7.9/7.0/2.0/1.4 on .418/.308/.709
PS: 12.4/8.9/7.2/2.3/2.0 on .500/.500/.692
Pelicans 2015: 15.8/12.8/6.3/2.5/1.3 on .479/.353/.647
Blazers 2016: 22.2/11.2/7.4/3.2/1.8 on .455/.433/.821
Say what you want about him, but he's certainly not afraid of the moment. His series against the Blazers without Steph is fuckin insane.
edit: Not sure why I thought it was a good idea to make a pro-Draymond thread on this sub lol
[–]Spurspsau66 121 指標 16小時前
Hate him as an opposing player but would love to have the guy on your team
[–]riverdancejonas 84 指標 16小時前
kawhi + dray, a song of ice and fire
[–]Jazzfearguns 25 指標 15小時前
add rudy gobert, avery bradley, and pat beverly in there, and you've got a really good defensive team
[–]Warriorsrtdzign 88 指標 14小時前
People that complain that the NBA is soft should love Draymond.
[–]CelticsMexter-Dorgan 36 指標 13小時前
I just want there to be another Draymond. Like a Ron Artest type. Or a Bill Laimbeer type. I need to see Draymond and Counter-Draymond get into it. A Draymond-Artest battle would be amazing.
[–]bigdaddympb 53 指標 16小時前
Man, as a guy getting back into basketball, it's such great fun to watch Draymond move around the court, do all the little things.
[–]RaptorsVinceJumpmanCarter 559 指標 16小時前
Impressive. Gotta love his competitive drive.
I get why Draymond's hated on here so much, but what I don't get is why someone like Rodman is adored. Dude kicked a camera man, kicked Pippen in the face and got into scuffles regularly. He was way worse than Draymond.
[–]Cavaliersthirstythecop 433 指標 16小時前
Because we romanticize the 90's and because most people on r/nba didn't watch much of Rodman live to see what he said and did. Dray is in the now, and he's on a heavily disliked team. It's the same as how we're tearing into WB for his usage rate when Kobe in the mid 2000's had a similar style. (I'm not equating their playing ability or their respective rosters).
[–]gkm64 59 指標 15小時前
Why the Warriors are so disliked is a fascinating topic on its own.
There was no reddit back in the mid-90s so I can't compare directly, but I don't remember people hating the Bulls that much.
If am I allowed to speculate, it probably has at least something to do with the Warriors representing the most prosperous region in the country in a time when most of it is mired in economic hopelessness, and they are not just from that region but are in fact owned by Silicon Valley VC and were put together following "analytics". So the whole thing gives off a superiority vibe that puts people off.
[–]Kingsmr_easy_e 72 指標 14小時前
I think it's fascinating too, but is that really it? This sub was all over the Warriors last year during the regular season right up until the playoffs started. I think there was some simmering resentment to their swagger and all the attention they were getting, and then Draymond gave the sub and excuse to all turn on them, and all the people who were silently disliking them exploded. I don't think the difference was redditors realizing that the Bay Area was wealthy, but the owner talking about how smart he was going into the playoffs certainly didn't help. The Draymond kicks followed by the KD signing was what made Reddit hate go nuclear.
I agree that I don't remember the Bulls being as hated (though I bet the Knicks fans and maybe the Jazz fans hated them). I may be biased here, but I'm pretty sure the Kobe/Shaq Lakers were hated more than the Bulls, and the LeBron Heat had to have been the most hated great team in in my lifetime. I think the most important ingredients to the hate are great success coupled with free agency moves (Shaq, James, Bosh, KD) and the rise of toxic pitch fork social media. Miami, LA, and the Bay Area all are glamorous markets though, so maybe there's an element of truth in what you're saying.
[–]NBAonetimefunctionary 20 指標 16小時前
Rodman was not adored at the time (by some, sure, but very controversial). I anticipate Draymond getting the nostalgia gloss in twenty years.
[–]Mavericksfgh444 38 指標 15小時前
I think a big part of the Rodman love is that the dude is just so god damn weird that it crosses a threshold where you can no longer view him as a normal, unlikeable player (ie Draymond) and just becomes a spectacle in and of itself. Rodman is so aggressively abnormal as a human being that I just don't judge him by the same standards I hold an average guy to. He's friends with Kim Jong Un, he dresses in drag, he headbutts referees. What the fuck are you even supposed to think
Draymond is in that unlikeable valley between clean, loveable player, and deranged, loveable lunatic.
[–][GSW] Javale McGeeCurry_Flurry 41 指標 15小時前
So all draymond has to do is dress in drag and become friends with Kim Jong un and he's Gucci
[–]Heatcity305 14 指標 15小時前
Draymond is one of the most competitive guys in the league, I think he'll be DPOY, he's been consistent this year and really stepped up for the playoffs. I've enjoyed watching him play.
[–]ButteredBean 5 指標 13小時前*
The dude is the heart and core of this team, if he goes down this Warriors team would be vulnerable.
[–]Raptorsnemki 40 指標 16小時前
He also elevates his legs during playoffs.
All jokes aside, if he wasn't suspended that one game against the Cavs things could have ended differently. I think he just needs to know when to tone it down a bit with emotions - they're definitely a part of him and what he does, but it can be costly in crucial games.
[–]WarriorsDontSayNoToPills 13 指標 13小時前
Yeah he let his emotions get the best of him in game 5 of that Cavs series last year at the worst time possible. LeBron got under his skin and he got suspended for it. Dude is too used to always being the agitator that when it happens to him he flips.
He also needs to stop going off on refs. It's not going to change the calls... but I guess if Kerr isn't there doing it someone else needs to for the Warriors?
[–]Lakersarkansastraffic 6 指標 14小時前
"He's not their best player."
Honestly that's worthy of debate. He isn't putting up the best number points-wise, but everything else he does, when congregated, makes him debatably the most impactful player on the team.
Excellent defender who can guard any position regardless of height mismatch. Great instincts in terms of anticipating steals, blocks, and help defense in overall. Every time they try to bully him in the paint, it seems like he comes up with either a steal or a great contest much more often than not.
But his impact on the offensive end also deserves attention. Great offensive rebounder. 2nd best floor vision on the team. Great passer. Good finisher around the rim. Boxes out like his life depends on it. Capable shooter.
He's also the most outspoken leader on the team. Always talking with other players to improve chemistry. Just an insane BBIQ.
Hate the man for talking way too much about pointless shit, absorbing technicals and flagrant, and being a bit dirty, but you can't deny his greatness. The hate he gets wouldn't be nearly as rough if he were a scrub or a role player. He's a god damned star.
[–]WarriorsBosmerVor 5 指標 16小時前
I'm with you man. You may hate Dray but how could anyone deny that this man on of the most competitive players in the game right now? I'm sure that this guy would die for basketball. I mean, just remember last game of 2016 finals. He was The Warrior on the Warriors.
[–]JazzNitroXYZ 88 指標 17小時前
He earnt my respect soo much last season with his incredible game 7. Finished with something like 35/15/9 and really played his heart out.
[–]Cavaliers Bandwagonhendrix67 12 指標 14小時前
He was easily the best player in Game 7 of the finals last year. Pretty much the reason they were close until the end. He even was pretty hot with threes that game
[–][GSW] JaVale McGeeHelicase21 12 指標 13小時前
In my list of players likely to get a quadruple-double, Draymond is second only to LeBron.
[–][CLE] LeBron JamesBouldabassed 8 指標 9小時前
Idk man I think I would put Draymond at number one. I feel like I would have Draymond more likely to hit 10 blocks.