Warriors’ Draymond Green led all players in rebounds, assists, steals, blocks in WCF series
Draymond Green was the wrecking ball head coach Steve Kerr described him to be in this recent Western Conference Finals. The Golden State Warriors forward led all players in rebounds, assists, steals and blocks in the series — a true jack of all trades, now that he’s seeing more of the ball with his role amplified:
Draymond led all players in rebounds, assists, steals and blocks in the WCF 😤
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Green outrebounded Stephen Curry with an average of 11.8 boards through four games and racked up 8.8 assists per game, over the 8.5 averaged by a hobbled Damian Lillard.
Green’s defense was perhaps the catalyst of it all, coming up with 2.3 steals per game and a monstrous 2.8 blocks per contest, highlighted by a five-block performance in Game 2.
Despite his constant presence, Green only played over 40 minutes once in the series, as the Warriors were forced to go into overtime in Game 4. Green was mainly efficient during his time on the floor, keeping the Portland Trail Blazers’ defense on its heels for an average of 37 minutes per game.
The All-Defensive Second Team mention played much better than his designation, proving he’s a real 16-game player, as he claimed to be before the postseason started.
Green makes his living on high-stake scenarios, so it’s no surprise he has come out clutch in the playoffs after losing 23 pounds with a new eating regimen he started in mid-March. A more limber and spry Draymond Green now constantly pushes the pace, turning defense to offense in the blink of an eye, a formula that has landed the Warriors in the NBA Finals for a fifth straight time.