Over the last five years, Draymond Green’s ability to play point forward unlocked the best of what Steve Kerr’s motion offense has to offer.
With guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson running off pin downs and terrorizing frantic defenses, Green calmly and routinely located his teammates out of the post. Combined with a high basketball IQ, Green’s height helps him see over defenders and deliver timely passes. He’s among the best passing big men to ever play, but his strength is playing off of great teammates. Now, he’ll be asked to do more with less.
As Curry recovers from a broken hand that will keep him off the court until at least March, plus the recent news that guard D’Angelo Russell will be sidelined for two weeks, and maybe more, with a sprained right thumb, Green will have the ball in hands more than ever.