Draymond Green was not good in 2019-2020. In fact, you could say he was bad. Green averaged a triple single as Charles Barkley likes to say. That was on a team where Steph Curry barely played and Klay Thompson didn’t play. Green’s defense has taken a dip too. Is the end near for Draymond? Steve Kerr is expecting a bounceback from Draymond Green in 2021.
“I think this year was really frustrating for him offensively, and then as a competitor, it was frustrating for him just losing night after night,” Kerr said. “It’s just too difficult in this league to try to win games when you’re that shorthanded. I think he dealt with the frustration. He definitely boiled over several times, got kicked out. But, overall, I just thought he handled himself well.”
“He made it through, and he is getting a much-needed rest,” Kerr continued. “And I think we’re going to see the very best version of Draymond next year, whenever next season starts. I feel really good about where he’s going to be mentally and physically.”
Can the Warriors and Draymond get back to winning ways? Right now, they’re the worst team in the NBA. A bounceback feels realistic but Draymond is a big piece to that puzzle. I’m certainly not sure he’s the same. 8 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game on a bad team isn’t great.
The Warriors can reload a bit heading into 2021. Klay and Steph should be healthy. Andrew Wiggins is there but still remains a bit of an unknown how he fits in. A potential number one pick helps but it’s also a bad draft. If the Warriors really want to compete again, Steve Kerr needs Draymond to be a real 3rd option. I think those days are over.