Jerry West: Draymond Green is a Top-10 NBA Player

Golden State Warriors executive board member Jerry West isn’t ready to start worrying about a serious challenge to the 33-game winning streak he helped engineer for the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, but he thinks the Dubs have a pair of top-10 NBA players.

Stephen Curry is an obvious choice; Draymond Green is other, according to The Logo.

West says that Green—coming off a pair of consecutive triple-doubles for the 18-0 defending NBA champs—is the L’s most underrated star.

Per the SF Chronicle:

During the Warriors’ streak, interim head coach Luke Walton has continually reminded the media that the team is planning on resting certain players. […] (Andre) Iguodala, center Andrew Bogut and backup point guard Shaun Livingston are candidates to sit during a back-to-back at Boston and Milwaukee on Dec. 11-12. The Warriors rested Curry and shooting guard Klay Thompson at Denver late last season.


Warriors executive board member Jerry West, who averaged 25.8 points and a league-leading 9.7 assists on the 71-72 Lakers’ team, doesn’t think its 33-game win streak is in jeopardy. But he left open the possibility.


“We have two of the top-10 players in the league,” West told KNBR on Wednesday, knowing he didn’t need to explain Curry. “Draymond Green is the second one. He’s the most underrated player in the NBA, period. There are very few players I think anyone in our organization would trade for him. He’s just a remarkable player. […] If he’s not a top-10 player in this league, I don’t know who is.”