Draymond Green is another guy having a career year for Golden State so far — 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds a game, plus he’s shooting 37.9 percent from three. One a team loaded with firepower on the perimeter (and with a quality big man inside in the form of Andrew Bogut) Green may be the guy who flies under the radar and gets the least defensive attention among the Warriors starting five.
You do that at your own risk.
The Bulls’ gave Green space in a showdown of elite teams Saturday night — so he dropped 31 points on them. Green had 20 shots on the night and 17 of them were uncontested, as tracked by the NBA’s SportsVU cameras (he hit 13 of those). Check out the video above and you can see the room he got. With that the offense was flowing through him as Green’s 94 touches in the game were more than any other Warrior — yes, more than point guard Stephen Curry (78).
Saturday night was the 12th consecutive win for the Warriors, who are simply the best team in the NBA this young season. Green and his fellow Warrior starters were +8 as a unit, mostly faced up against a very strong Bulls’ starting five. Green and the Warriors starters are a ridiculous +27.3 points per 100 possessions so far this season. Mostly because they are sharing the ball, getting put in good spots by Steve Kerr’s system, and trusting that you can’t leave any of them open.
Including Draymond Green.