Draymond Green (2x All Star)
11.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 7.6 apg, 1.3 spg, 1.3 bpg.
Draymond Green has become a key member of the Warriors dynasty. With Durant, Thompson and Curry in the team, he does not need to be an offensive oriented player. What he lacks in firepower, he more than compensates in defence and guarding the spirit of the team. A brilliant trash-talker and getting under the nerves of his rivals? He maintains the morale of the team and is good provider of the ball.
The defensive player of the year, is once again a front runner for this award. Not only is he a key presence on the boards, he chips in with blocked shots, steals and when attacking? His 7.6 assists a night and 7.9 rebounds a night lead the team. While his 3-point shooting percentage has taken a small dip, he has become an efficient shooter from inside the arc. His 45% field goal accuracy (30.5% from 3-point and 57.4% from within) are career highs. He is also shooting 77% from the free-throw line, up from a career average of 70%.
His all-star game performance last year was typical of Draymond. Not much offence, but was present on the boards and providing for this team mates. If Draymond is drafted on different all-star teams to his warrior teammates, it will certainly be fun to see him defend against them.