HoopsHype Draymond Green rumors

September 16, 2013 Updates

Draymond Green, Warriors: He is entering only his second season for Golden State, but he's already assumed a major role. "Always ready. Great leader," says a team insider. Despite his age, Green does everything right, and at just the right cadence to command respect. And he showed during the Las Vegas Summer League that he's trying to add more to his offensive repertoire for next season. NBA.com

August 4, 2013 Updates

A year into what looks like a potentially long NBA career, Draymond Green already has given and taken away some strong impressions. Biggest trash talker? He gives the nod to Pistons free-agent pickupJosh Smith. Rival? Houston, after Green was tossed from a February game with the Rockets. He put a hard foul on Patrick Beverley to prevent Houston from setting a single-game three-pointer record, and jawing and the ejection ensued. “It is what it is now,” Green, a Saginaw native and former Michigan State All-America forward who is entering his second season with the Golden State Warriors, said Saturday after some pickup basketball at Lansing Everett High. “They hate me. I dislike them.” Detroit Free Press

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Or remain on the canvas, woozy and confused. Because the Warriors’ 129-27 double-overtime loss to the Spurs felt like an entire series, an entire season–maybe an entire multitude of lifetimes. “It’s not easy,” rookie forward Draymond Green said. “But we’ve got to refocus. “It’s going to be tough, but we’re going to try not to let this one carry over to Game 2 (on Wednesday). “Try to do the things we did well tonight and correct our mistakes.” San Jose Mercury-News

May 1, 2013 Updates

The Golden State rookie and former Michigan State All-America forward was called for a flagrant foul late in Tuesday night’s 107-100 loss at Denver for a hit on Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried. After the game, Denver coach George Karl asked at his news conference: “Did Draymond Green play football or basketball at Michigan State?” Green had some fun with that today, tweeting a picture of himself in football gear from the 2011 MSU spring football game — he suited up and ran a few plays at tight end — and saying: “I guess this answers that huh??? HA FOOTBALL.” Detroit Free Press

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Make no mistake, this is Mark Jackson's call. Management gave Jackson (who coached McGuire last season) veto power since he will have to blend in whoever they sign. And he is not a fan of McGuire taking minutes away from his rookie. Sulia

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With 9:24 left in the fourth quarter, and James starting to take over, he drove to the basket and dropped in a driving hook. He got the foul and the basket, then followed with some words for Green. The Warriors rookie then walked right into James’ face and barked back. “I’m not going to back down from anyone,” Green said. “Yes he is one of the greatest players in the world. But that’s not a license for me to back down. I’m trying to make a name for myself in this league just like he did once upon a time.” Contra Costa Times

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