Even Steve Kerr is amazed by Draymond Green’s defense.
The All-Star forward desperately wants to prove that the Golden State Warriors remain an elite defensive team, and is clearly offended whenever anyone questions his (or his squad’s) ability on that end of the floor.
Green is gunning for the DPOY award, for which he’s been the runner-up the past two seasons.
Per the AP:
“I wouldn’t necessarily say I have something to prove for that award, more so that people have kind of counted our defense out,” said Green, back from missing one game with an ankle injury.
Green quickly made an impact in this one, forcing a turnover on Atlanta’s first possession and emphatically pointing to signal it was Golden State’s ball. He dished out seven assists and first made a big block against Schroder before stuffing Kent Bazemore to finish with four blocks.
“That was amazing. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a sequence like that from one guy,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Draymond’s amazing. He literally can guard anybody in the league.”