Draymond Green came in second in the Defensive Player of the Year voting, and if you were watching the Warriors sweep the Pelicans out of the playoffs you saw why. Hopefully the 42 writers who left Green off their ballot completely were watching.
PBT has partnered with the fantastic NBASavant.com to break down the Sports VU Camera data and look more closely at the advanced stats of the NBA playoffs and what decided a series.
Anthony Davis was nothing short of spectacular in his playoff debut for New Orleans, but Green was key to keeping Davis in (relative) check and not letting him take over the series. One key stat: Davis was +35 when playing while Green sat, -55 while Green was on the court at the same time. That’s series changing impact.