Warriors reportedly starting Draymond Green at point guard
The Golden State Warriors are struggling and decimated by injuries, so they’re trying something different Sunday night.
According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the Warriors will start Draymond Green at the point guard position against the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a bigger lineup.
I’m hearing the Warriors are going to start Draymond Green at point guard today in New Orleans. Gives the Warriors a taller, like-sized, switchy group to open game: Draymond, Glenn Robinson, Alec Burks, Eric Paschall, Willie Cauley-Stein.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 17, 2019
Positionless basketball is increasingly prevalent these days, so Green will probably wind up playing different roles. If the implication is that he will wind up being the team’s primary ballhandler, it’s an interesting wrinkle for a team desperately trying to find something that works. Stephen Curry and D’Angelo Russell, who would typically handle such duties, are both injured for at least a few weeks, at least in Russell’s case.
Green insists he has more room to grow as an NBA player. Becoming a competent lead ballhandler would certainly prove him right.