Draymond Green fires back at Charles Barkley for ‘triple-single’ comment
The long-running feud between Charles Barkley and Draymond Green is not over. Recently, Barkley said that the Golden State Warriors big man is not talking as much this season because he is averaging a “triple-single,” a jab at the rather poor statistical campaign Green is having.
Of course, Green was ready to respond:
“You make everything sound like a Wendy’s sandwich,” Green said, per ESPN. “Or maybe he’s speaking in terms of my rings.”
Green has three championship rings. Not sure where the “single” would fit in there, though.
On the season, Green is averaging 8.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.5 steals over 29.2 minutes per game while shooting 38.1 percent from the floor, 26.8 percent from 3-point range and 75.4 percent from the free-throw line, his worst overall numbers since his second NBA campaign.
The 29-year-old has also dealt with his fair share of injuries this year, having played in just 32 of the Warriors’ 45 games.
Green actually began to show signs of a decline last season, when he registered just 7.4 points, 7.3 boards, 6.9 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks across 31.3 minutes a night while making 44.5 percent of his field goal attempts, 28.5 percent of his long-distance tries and 69.2 percent of his foul shots, marking the first time he didn’t make the All-Star team since 2015.
That didn’t stop Golden State from handing the wily veteran a $100 million contract extension over the summer.
Draymond Green has basically been the lone ranger in the Bay this season, as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are both out with injuries and former teammates Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston are all gone.
With so much turnover and a number of injuries, the Warriors have stumbled to a woeful 10-35 record. However, Golden State should be back next season.