Warriors’ Draymond Green Calls Himself as ‘One of the Best Passers in NBA’

Published 04/26/2021, 8:49 AM EDT
Feb 2, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) congratulates guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports


The Warriors might be one of the most celebrated teams of the last decade, but since a couple of seasons, they have been a shadow of themselves. With the majority of their championship core either leaving the team or out with injuries, the Dubs have a been heavily dependent on two players, Steph Curry and Draymond Green.

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Both Curry and Green are two of the most important players in the team, and as veterans have been tasked with leading a rather mediocre team to the playoffs. While Steph has taken control over the offensive end, Green has been busy locking down players.

Warriors’ Draymond Green says he’s a great passer

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While the 31-year-old Green has been one of the key players in the defensive end, his passing game has certainly gone somewhat unnoticed. The 3-time All-Star has been the primary playmaker for the team and is averaging a career high in assists with 8.8 per game.

These numbers have put him right up there with Mavs’ Luka Doncic and are only topped by James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Green spoke about the same after a crucial victory against the Kings.

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Green said, “It doesn’t shock me because I think I’m one of the best passers in NBA you know so it doesn’t necessarily shock me. To be up there with our point guards is incredible. And Joker he passes better than most point guards and better than just about anybody who plays a game of basketball. So you know to be up there with those guys as you know, as always, it means a lot, you know, just you know to be at the top of something in this league is always great. They’re such great players in this league. So definitely means something.”

Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

He added, “I think I can pass with those guys. I’ve always felt like that. I think you know, my passing is one of the best things that I bring to the game. So you know, I believe in my passing for sure.”

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While people might consider this as a fluke, the numbers certainly side with Green. He might not have the vision of Nikola Jokic, but he certainly makes a case for being an elite playmaker in the league.

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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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