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#pounditTuesday, September 21, 2021

Draymond Green makes bold guarantee about Defensive Player of the Year

Draymond Green

If you thought the Golden State Warriors’ struggles last season chastened Draymond Green, think again.

Green essentially guaranteed that he would win NBA Defensive Player of the Year if the Warriors could win more games and garner more attention for their play.

Green is right that team success is usually a precursor to individual success. Of course, with Rudy Gobert’s Utah Jazz dominating in the Western Conference, Green might face an uphill climb to claim the award no matter what. The good news is he’s not being judged on his decision-making on the other side of the ball.

Green came into Sunday averaging 5.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, and a career-best 8.4 assists per game.

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