Draymond Green Wants the Defensive Player of the Year Award ‘Bad’

by November 17, 2016

Draymond Green badly wants to win the Defensive Player of the Year award.

The All-Star says it’s the only individual accolade he covets.

The 25-year-old, 6-foot-8 forward, is the shortest shot-blocker in the NBA’s top 15:

“That’s something that I want to win,” Green told ESPN in an exclusive interview this week. “And if there’s anything I’ve ever been selfish about, it’s that award. Like, I want that award.”


He’s eighth in the league in total blocks with 19, and his average of 1.7 blocks per contest is ninth. […] Green also has a knack for takeaways, ranking fifth in steals with a 2.3 average. And when it comes to switching defenses, the versatile power forward is more than comfortable guarding positions 1 through 5.


“That doesn’t bother me to say I’m selfish in that regard. I want that award bad,” Green reiterated to ESPN. “And that’s because I view myself as a defender. It’s like if I view myself as a scorer then I want to win the scoring title. If I am a scorer and I say I’m a scorer and that’s what I do, I want to win the scoring title because it says I was the best in this year at what I do. So that is something that I want to win.”

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