Draymond Green made it to the 2021-22 All-Defensive Second Team, but the Golden State Warriors star thinks he should have been in the First Team.

The Warriors vet admitted he felt slighted that he was only in the Second Team considering that he was a Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner before he sustained a back injury in January. He ended up playing just 46 games, but still, he believes what he has done for Golden State merits an All-Defensive First Team honor.

“For me, it’s a slight,” Green said, per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. “When I look at the first team, I am not sure I can pinpoint, definitely not five guys that had a better defensive season than me. And there are no (games played) requirements (for All-Defensive voting). There is not some amount that you have to play in. If there was an amount that you had to play, then I would be an idiot sitting here and saying that.”

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Marcus Smart and Mikal Bridges headline the First Team honorees, alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Rudy Gobert. However for Draymond Green, it’s impossible to say that there were five guys better than him defensively.

“What you had to see, I think it would be hard for someone to come and show me better (defense this season). Especially not five guys (better). It is more of a slight to me than anything,” Green added.

Perhaps his absence had a major impact in the selection and unfortunately, he can no longer do anything about it. But hey, winning the championship by beating the team with the Defensive Player of the Year can be a good consolation.