Draymond Green: ‘I Was Second-Team All-Defense. That’s crazy.’

by October 09, 2018

Draymond Green still can’t believe he wasn’t named one of the NBA’s top-five defenders last season.

The All-Star forward says he’s using the perceived snub as a motivating factor in 2018-19.

Green, 28, is driven to chase after his second career Defensive Player of the Year award.

Per the SF Chronicle:

“It’s important,” Green, who is set to miss his second preseason game Monday night with left knee soreness, said of being named DPOY this season. “I was second-team All-Defense (last season). That’s crazy. So, yeah, I’ve got to get that.”

Asked Monday if his placement on the All-Defensive Second Team last spring was a matter of voter negligence or his performance, Green conceded that it was “probably a little bit on me” before saying, “I don’t think any voter can tell me (there are) five defensive players better than me.”

Green then paused to make his point.

“I’ll wait.”

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