Steve Kerr thinks Draymond Green is handling Warriors’ losing season well
It can be hard for any player who has become so used to winning to go through another losing season. This is why many believe that Draymond Green is having a terrible year as the Golden State Warriors are going through such a horrible campaign after five years of excellence.
However, Steve Kerr dispels those thoughts, praising his power forward for his professional demeanor throughout the season. Moreover, he thinks the three-time All-Star and one-time Defensive Player of the Year is handling the season well despite the Warriors’ struggles
Per ESPN’s Nick Freidell:
“I think he’s handling it just fine,” Kerr said. “He’s a realist like I am. Nobody is preordained to get to play in the Finals every year. It just doesn’t work that way.
“So I think we sort of look at it the opposite way in that how lucky we’ve been to be a part of this group over the last, for me five years, for Draymond the last seven years, and have this wild success. And maybe we were due for a year like this.”
Statistically, Draymond Green is having a better season compared to the Warriors’ final Finals run in the Stephen Curry-Kevin Durant era. While his shooting numbers from deep sank even further (28 percent from deep), he has improved his main numbers and is averaging 9.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists on 42 percent shooting heading to Friday’s matchup with the Phoenix Suns.
Of course, things should improve next season as Curry and Klay Thompson will be back in the roster. Until then, all Green could do is lead his teammates and make sure that their heads don’t drop this much during the season. The Warriors are not supposed to be that relevant of a team this year, anyway.