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The Warriors Key To Success: Draymond Green


If ever Dennis Rodman was in the league again he would look something like Draymond Green. Behind every great super team of scorers and highlight plays their is one man who sits quiet and does the small hustle plays and gets the defensive stops or even the biggest block of the night without ever demanding the spotlight. That man on the Warriors is Draymond Green.

Although his reputation has gotten him into some trouble over the recent years, in fact I would gamble and say most people reading this article have a hate for Draymond Green, he is without a doubt one of the best all-around players that we have in the league today. Not only can he drop a triple-double and set up Steph, Klay (and now) Durant for an open 3, he can be the man on the other end to guard one of the best of all time, LeBron James, while also holding his own. Green this year from all account could finish in the top 3 for defensive player of the year along with the names of Rudy Gobert and Kawhi Leonard. This is, in fact, the perfect mix for taking down "The King's" Cavs in the Finals, should we see both teams back for a third consecutive time.

The Utah Jazz now stand in the way of the Warriors title chase this season as they have stepped forward as their second round opponent, assuming the Warriors win either the Spurs or Houston prove to be the final obstacle before ultimately facing and getting their rematch against (we assume) the Cavs. If all goes to plan and the Warriors play the basketball that has shown them to be the most dominate teams we have seen over the past decade and maybe ever, facing the Cavs would be the perfect time for Draymond Green to gain his revenge on LeBron after last year's crumbling.

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Draymond was suspended game 5 of the finals which cost the Warriors a win, and the title on that night. Eventually costing them the title in general. However this year Draymond feet seem to be in check, which we can all agree is a good thing. Maybe not for Cavs fans. As Green can now prove to be the "LeBron stopper" the league have been looking for ever since LeBron entered the league in 2003.

Draymond Green impacts the Warriors in a way no other man on that team could, and that is by standing his ground, intimidating the opponent and hyping up the crowd better than anyone. For the Golden State Warriors to stop LeBron who's finals averages last year were 29.7 points, 8.9 assists and 11.3 rebounds per game, Draymond Green will need to not shy away from the challenge of the King. If anyone can do it, it's Draymond Green.