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April 23, 2015 Updates

Leonard received 37 first-place votes, 41 for second and 25 for third and a total of 333 points. Green actually had more first-place votes with 45, but appeared on fewer ballots with 25 second-place votes and 17 for third and a total of 317 points. Leonard, a forward who can guard multiple positions, led the league in steals with 2.31 per game. He only played 64 games this season because of injuries, but the Spurs were 46-18 (.719) when he was on the floor. Green would have been the first Warrior to win this award, which has been given out since the 1982-83 season. Contra Costa Times

Rudy Gobert: Can't wait for next season. Utah Jazz: NBA Defensive Player of the Year Results: 1. Kawhi Leonard 2. Draymond Green 3. DeAndre Jordan 4. Anthony Davis 5. @rudygobert27 Twitter @rudygobert27

April 22, 2015 Updates

As Green sat at his locker surrounded by curious parties – his sore ankle that rolled twice in the first half buried in the ice bucket, wraps around his weary legs – he spent nearly 20 minutes shedding light on his individual story and that of this Warriors team that the masses seem to find so compelling. The topic du jour (again) was Green's mother, Mary Babers-Green, who has a hilarious habit of tweeting during Warriors games with the same kind of filter-less perspective that Draymond takes so much pride in. USA Today Sports

"She just texted me (after Game 2)," said Green, who has five siblings. "She said, 'Hey, way to get it done. I had fun on Twitter tonight … Nothing crazy, but I had fun with it, I'm famous.' She even gave it a hashtag, #ImFamous … Listen man, y'all are seeing what I've dealt with my entire life. And everybody wonders why I talk junk. She's great. That's where I get my competitive nature from." USA Today Sports

Green stayed in the starting lineup, and Lee lost his job, in essence, because of the injury. Green, as always, was willing to share his candid view of it all. "It meant a lot," he said of Kerr's decision. "It showed that his only agenda was winning … It's no disrespect to David – the guy has been an All-Star, and to stick with what we'd been winning with? I'm not saying David wouldn't have filled back in and we wouldn't have kept winning, but it was proven that we were winning. (Kerr's move) meant a lot to me. It just showed everyone that his only agenda was winning. "(What Kerr did) is not normal. You won't see it much. But guys accepted their role. David could've been an (expletive) about it and been a cancer. But he accepted his role and continued to try to help me USA Today Sports

April 21, 2015 Updates

Green is a Defensive Player of the Year candidate and perhaps the best trash-talker in the league. Judging by reading the tweets of @babers-mary, it isn't hard to tell where he got his skills from. "I only have to be mindful and respectful of my son and not be belligerent," Babers-Green told Yahoo Sports in a phone interview early Tuesday morning in Saginaw, Mich. "But I am staying in the guideline of the rules. His rules. "I myself have no rules. I myself will [say something]. But I have to respect him." Yahoo! Sports

Lloyd said on Twitter that Green didn't get his vote for the NBA first- or second- All-Defense team because "a handful of players I polled recently scoffed at the idea of Green even being on the list." Babers-Green responded to Lloyd on Twitter by saying, "Tell him to jump in the Lake w/ weights!" Babers-Green deleted the Tweet, but it still lives on in cyberspace. When asked if Lloyd deserved that response from his mom, Green said: "Yeah. He was hating." Yahoo! Sports

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"It's a great challenge," Green told USA TODAY Sports about facing Davis. "Obviously you don't always get a chance to line up against an All-Star, an All-NBA player, so when you do, you take that challenge head on. I was definitely excited about the challenge and idea of playing him possibly seven games. You want to get the better of that match-up. He's a great player, so I look forward to (the match-up)." USA Today Sports

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