Crucial Update on Draymond Green’s Warriors Future After Controversial Comments With Kevin Durant

Published 08/20/2021, 12:18 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Draymond Green (23) of the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant (35) question the referee after a defensive foul call against Green during the first half on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Draymond Green has been one of the most unique players in the NBA. A defensive stopper for the Golden State Warriors, Green might be under-sized for a power-forward but makes up for it with his tenacity and his skills on the court.

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Apart from being a defensive wizard, the Warriors’ forward also brings in his playmaking skills. Playing with probably two of the best shooters and off-ball threats in Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, Green is often tasked with distribution of the ball. This was evident in last season as the 33-year-old averaged a career high 8.9 assists per game.

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Draymond Green’s future with Warriors only determined by performance

While Dray is certainly one of the most important players in the Dubs’ lineup, the 3-time All-Star certainly doesn’t shy away from speaking his heart out off the court. Recently the 31-year-old was at the center of a controversy yet again.

Sitting for a one-on-one interview with Kevin Durant, Green had some harsh words on the Warriors’ management led by Bob Myers and coach Steve Kerr as he blamed them for Durant’s eventual departure from the team.

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While many teams might have worried about these comments, the Warriors certainly aren’t. According to Dubs’ insider Anthony Slater, Kerr and Co. are solely focused on Green’s performance on the court.

Green is certainly one of the most essential members in the side. While his offensive numbers drop, his versatility certainly makes up for it. If the Warriors want to have a championship run, they will need the Green to be at his best.

May 16, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with forward Draymond Green (23) against the Memphis Grizzlies during the fourth quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors have a pretty mixed squad right now at their disposal. With Curry and Thompson at the prime of their careers, the Dubs’ might be in for a championship push. But they also have some exciting young talents.

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From James Wiseman to Jonathan Kuminga, the young players with the Dubs’ have immense potential. But developing these two young guns certainly doesn’t fit the Warriors’ timeline right now. Will Myers and the Dubs’ stick with this roster or will they trade away their young talents, for another star?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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