Draymond Green may not have won the defensive player of the year award, but he is not going to let that get to him. He is a member of the greatest team in the NBA and has high hopes for the end of the season, as everyone on the Warriors has their sights set on an NBA title.
Green has proven to be the ultimate competitor, showing up at both ends of the court as arguably the league’s best defender and a great scorer as well. He seemed to be the people’s choice and is a part of a team that has been called the most exciting to watch. However, for some reason, the league didn’t see it that way when it came to handing out awards, and the honor went to Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs.
Draymond Green has become a favorite among many people due to his versatility and his ability to guard virtually anyone on the court. He can play in the paint or guard the 3, and do the same on offense as well. He even compared himself to Al Gore when not winning the award saying that he won the popular vote but didn’t get elected, which seems to mean that he thinks that he is the most popular.
Draymond: "Al Gore won the popular vote and didn't get elected president so I'm not gonna beat myself up over not winning DPOY"
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) April 23, 2015
Did he just tear apart the election process in the United States or is Green just too concentrated on winning in the playoffs to be concerned with awards right now? It’s certainly hard to be too concerned with individual awards when there is an upcoming NBA title potentially on the line. They are a strong unit as a team and have arguably the best bench in the league as well.
The Golden State Warriors had the best record in the NBA going into the playoffs, and behind MVP-hopeful Stephen Curry and the outstanding Warriors offense, everyone is expecting great things from them by the end of the season.
Draymond Green and the Warriors will head to New Orleans to face the Pelicans in game 3 of their first round match-up on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. They are up 2-0 in the series so far, but both games have been incredibly close throughout.