Steve Kerr says Draymond Green has been ‘unbelievable’ with mentoring Warriors teammates
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says All-Star power forward Draymond Green has been “unbelievable” with mentoring his young teammates this season.
The Warriors are 5-22 on the season. They have the worst record in the NBA. This season in Golden State is going to be about developing youngsters Eric Paschall, Jordan Poole and Ky Bowman. The Warriors are on their way to missing the playoffs for the first time in the Kerr era.
“We know what this year is about, with trying to develop the young guys,” Kerr said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “Draymond has been unbelievable with the mentoring, the advice that he’s giving them, the way that he’s organizing these guys on the court.”
Golden State, after going to the Finals five straight seasons, is not elite anymore. Superstar point guard Stephen Curry is out with a broken hand and All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson is still rehabbing his ACL tear.
Two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant, of course, is gone after signing with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency and Andre Iguodala was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies to create cap space for the Warriors to sign D’Angelo Russell, who like Green, has dealt with injuries this season as well.
Green has played in 17 games this season for the Warriors. He’s averaging 9.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 26.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free-throw line.