Draymond Green: Players ‘Don’t Have To Be Tough’ in the NBA Today

Warriors forward Draymond Green thinks that the days of being physical with an opponent are over in the NBA.

While guesting on ESPN’s The Jump, Draymond said that toughness—in a traditional sense—is finished.

You don’t think toughness is a factor in the NBA anymore?


Draymond: “No, not at all. The way you have to defend in the NBA now. The way the game is going, the style of play…


“I don’t think when you’re evaluating a talent as far as a scout or a GM, I don’t think toughness should be one of the things you’re evaluating because you don’t have to be tough to play in this league today.”

Draymond Green Says He’s ‘Nowhere Near’ His Ceiling as a Player