After struggling for almost the entire regular season, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green seemed to have found his groove in the playoffs. He’s been stellar in the first two games of the Western Conference Finals, averaging 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
With the way Green is playing, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr can’t help but compare him to an old teammate of his, Dennis Rodman.
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Kerr said Green and Rodman has some similarities, including the ability to guard multiple positions and being able to do all the little things that their team needs. However, he noted that Green is a better offensive player and passer than Rodman was.
The three-time champion coach won titles as a player with Rodman back in the 90s, when they were both playing for the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.
Green also has the same passion and intensity that Rodman had during his playing career. Draymond isn’t afraid to go against anyone and is willing to do all the hustle plays just to help his team win. While the spotlight usually shines on his future Hall of Famer teammates, there is no denying that Green’s contributions to the Warriors over the past five years has been significant.
The Warriors are playing without Kevin Durant, which means that Green’s production on both ends of the floor are needed now more than ever. However, he’s not someone that needs to be instructed on what he needs to do. He knows exactly how to play his game and help his team, and that’s what he is expected to do in their Western Conference Finals series with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Love him or not, Green has been an integral part of the Dubs dynasty.