HoopsHype Draymond Green rumors

July 30, 2012 Updates

The Warriors could sign free agent Carl Landry and Brandon Rush in the next few hours. Proof their signing is imminent: Warriors signed rookie Draymond Green, per Yahoo! Sports. GSW were waiting until they signed a PF before inking Green. According to Mark Bartelstein, agent for both Landry and Rush, the two are close to signing. That would likely complete the Warriors offseason activity Sulia

July 24, 2012 Updates

The signing of Bazemore won’t impact the Warriors’ ability to sign re-sign swingman Brandon Rush AND sign one more free agent. Golden State is still waiting to sign second-round pick Draymond Green, who’s been guaranteed a roster spot. He’ll come after they sign their last free agent and he may take up part of the mid-level exception. Contra Costa Times

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Michigan State forward Draymond Green, another first-round prospect, also was supposed to work out for Denver on Wednesday but pulled out due to illness, the team said. Denver worked out four other second-round prospects, notably Orlando Johnson, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from UC Santa Barbara who is close friends with Nuggets reserve Julyan Stone. Denver Post

June 20, 2012 Updates

(Draymond) Green won’t be playing much point guard in the NBA, but his diverse skills should help the transition from college. “I think he’s going to be a terrific NBA player,” Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew said Tuesday after the team put several prospects through pre-draft workouts. “I don’t think there’s enough players like him that bring a little bit of everything to the game. But he certainly is that type of player, that caliber of player.” FOXSportsSouth.com

Drew seemed to be describing Green when discussing the Hawks’ draft strategy. “[The] bottom line is we look for the NBA skill -- if they can do the things necessary to compete and play at this level. Obviously, you hope to get a guy who can make shots, a guy who can defend. There are a lot of tangibles that a player has to have to play on this level. We bring these guys in here and take a very, very close look at them.” If Green is still available after 22 other players are selected, the Hawks should be glad they did. FOXSportsSouth.com

June 17, 2012 Updates

Vanderbilt marksman John Jenkins, Kentucky's Doron Lamb and Oregon State's Jared Cunningham are among the shooting guards receiving high marks from Griz personnel. Scouts also seem impressed by point guard prospects Marquis Teague of Kentucky and Tony Wroten of Washington. However, Griz brass entertained swingmen Draymond Green (Michigan State) and Jae Crowder (Marquette) on Saturday with great interest because of a desire to also add more versatile, high basketball IQ players to the roster. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Draymond Green knows some NBA teams will think he isn’t tall or quick enough to make it in the league. The former Michigan State star, though, said he wouldn’t come up short if his intangibles could be measured. “No one has more heart or a better work ethic than me,” Green said in a recent interview, gazing across a practice court toward two of the Final Four banners he helped the Spartans earn. Detroit Free Press

The 6-foot-7, 235-pound Green already has a workout scheduled with Boston, one of about a dozen teams that have expressed an interest in the versatile player. “I hear I could go anywhere from 20 to 30,” he said. “But you never know, so I’m going to control what I can control and that’s to be ready for any and every opportunity I get to show what I can do.” Detroit Free Press

May 7, 2012 Updates

Draymond Green expects to be selected between the 20th and 30th pick in the NBA draft. Utah Jazz executive Walt Perrin says the ex-Michigan State star has realistic expectations. Green was the lone senior on The Associated Press' All-America team last season. He might be overlooked by teams earlier in the first round because some scouts don't think he's tall enough to play power forward or quick enough to be a small forward. The 6-foot-7 Green says he wouldn't come up short if teams could measure his heart and work ethic. SI.com

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In NBA circles, Michigan State senior Draymond Green is currently being discussed as a late first- to mid-second-round draft pick this June. That’s according to one NBA scout who places the 6-foot-7, 230-pound power forward in the 25-45 range of the draft. Spartans coach Tom Izzo said Monday he thinks about Green’s possible future in the NBA as well. "I think Draymond has a good chance because there’s a need for people with high basketball IQ," Izzo said. "His shooting will get nothing but better. His ball skills will get nothing but better. He’ll have to prove his defense consistently. "I’m trying to think of one area where he hasn’t made great improvement, which leads me to believe that if he gets a break and gets a chance, he’s going to improve more and more." Booth Newspapers

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