Sure, Draymond Green is more a glue guy, than a franchise cornerstone in the modern NBA. You wouldn’t want to give him max dollar unless you were short a couple of Superstars on your speculative NBA roster. With that said, if Draymond Green isn’t worth “max dollar,” it’s not as if ways away from the upper echelon in that regard.
Take him at his word, and you’ll walk away displeased. Watch him play the game of basketball at peak levels, now that’s a different story. In a decisive Game 3 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the outspoken Warriors forward contributed a whopping 20 points, 13 rebounds, dished out 12 assists, to give him the distinction of an NBA playoff triple-double.
“I don’t even know what to say about Draymond,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game. “He was like a wrecking ball out there. He was just destroying everything in his path. The pace that he was generating was incredible, and it just seemed like he never got tired. … It’s one of the best games I’ve ever seen Draymond play.”
By all accounts, it was Draymond’s urgent display in the 2nd half that dug the Warriors out of an 18-point hole. His teammates were then able to feed off his wheezing energy on a collective basis, the game ending on a 110-99 scoreline.