“You’d put Draymond Green in there if you know anything about basketball”: Larry Brown makes a case for the Warriors’ forward as one of the best players in the NBA

Raahib Singh
|Published 08/05/2021

Hall of Fame NBA coach Larry Brown calls Draymond Green one of the best players in the NBA while praising him for the things he does

The Golden State Warriors are currently sitting on the eighth spot in a loaded Western Conference. In a conference where there is no shortage of talent or strong teams, the Warriors have managed to make their way to a play-in berth.

The Warriors managed to do all that while Klay Thompson is still sidelined due to injury. A huge reason for the same is Stephen Curry and his sensational form. However, another player also deserves the credit: Draymond Green.

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Green has been an integral part of the Warriors, as they were trying to establish their dynasty, and currently still. While Stephen Curry works his magic on the court, Draymond does so much to compliment his star and boost his team’s performance overall.

Larry Brown calls Draymond Green one of the best players in the NBA

There is no doubt that Draymond Green is an invaluable asset to the Golden State Warriors. Draymond does a lot of things for his team, which often do not show up in the stat sheets. It is one of the main reasons why casual NBA fans often find him to be overhyped.

In a recent interview on 95,7 The Game, HoF coach Larry Brown spoke about the same. Brown starts by talking about how we regard players who excel at the offense as superstars. He explains how the Warriors have a superstar who excels at defense.

You have a superstar that doesn’t score the ball in Green, but he does so many things to help the team win. I think if you talk about the best players in the NBA, if you know anything about the game, you’d always put his name in there because of all the things he does to make his teammates better.

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Draymond Green and what he does on the court does not always reflect on a box score or a stat sheet. However, the impact he has is unparalleled. Green plays the role of primary ball-handler while Curry does his magic off the ball.

The steady punch that the two provide is the reason why the Warriors are where they are this season. They would hope to carry the momentum ahead as they approach the play-in games.

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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him toward TSR. He started playing basketball when he was 14, and fell in love with the sport ever since. His interest in the NBA developed at the same time as when Stephen Curry put the entire league on notice. Raahib was spellbound by Steph and the Warriors and has been a fan since. From starting off as a Warriors fan, Raahib has evolved into someone who can never miss a good game of basketball. He converts his love for the game and the knowledge he has gained into the articles he writes. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, going for walks, and murder mysteries.

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