Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says he knew Draymond Green could be a great player in the NBA after he watched Green play in Game 7 of the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers back in 2014.
The Warriors lost Game 7 to the Clippers, but Green was phenomenal. The versatile swingman had 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 39 minutes, showing the world he could impact the game in a variety of ways.
Kerr became the head coach of the Warriors that summer and the rest is history. Green has made three All-Star teams under Kerr and won three championships as well.
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Green won the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year award. He only has career scoring averages of 9.1 points, but it’s what he does on defense and his ability to affect the game on offense without scoring which makes him so valuable to the Warriors.
Golden State is looking to win its third-straight title this season and fourth title in five years. When Kerr joined the Warriors in the summer of 2014, no one saw the Dubs becoming this dynasty. It just shows how well Kerr has connected with the players.
Green and the Warriors are up 2-1 against the Clippers in the first round.