Former DPOY Draymond Green talks about breaking the notion of being an undersized tweener in the NBA.
There is no doubt that the Golden State Warriors have revolutionalized the game of basketball. Whether it is Steph Curry’s 3-point shooting or the 6″6 Draymond Green playing multiple positions, the Warriors have broken several traditional ways of playing basketball.
The 3x NBA champion has proved to be a game-changer when it comes to tweener players. Though Draymond’s shooting is not the same as it once used to be, he has covered up various other aspects of his game.
The 3x All-Star is a great defender with four All-NBA First Defensive Team selections. A great pick and roll partner who can dash some mind-boggling assists as well, Draymond is one of the best leaders in the game today.
Recently while speaking to The Athletic, the Warriors star revealed how he ended the death sentence when he first entered the NBA.
Draymond Green talks about breaking the notion of an undersized tweener
The 31-year old used what use to be a novelty position to a versatile jack-of-all-trades type of a position. While talking about it to The Athletic, Draymond said, “My goal when I came into the league was to make the word ‘tweener’ nonexistent,” he said.
“Saying ‘the next Draymond’ is essentially calling a guy a tweener but in a positive way. When I was coming out, it was a death sentence. It’s extremely gratifying to watch the draft and hear that because it means I’ve accomplished one of my many goals that I set out to accomplish.” concluded the Warriors star.
“Saying ‘the next Draymond’ is essentially calling a guy a tweener but in a positive way. When I was coming out, it was a death sentence.”
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) August 8, 2021
Draymond was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 draft as the 35th pick. One of the major reasons being such types of players hadn’t found success in the league earlier and were usually coming off the bench.
The former DOY’s success seems to have given the tweener position a whole new definition. With teams actively scouting for players just like the Warriors star.