Draymond Green Rumors

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Draymond Green
Draymond Green
Position: F
Born: 03/04/90
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $18,539,130
When asked, by Perkins, about how he sees his role next season, with a crowded rotation particularly in the backcourt. “Obviously, we don’t know who’s going to start, who’s coming off the bench, That’s with KD and Kyrie excluded, of course,” he noted. “But really with all of this being formed, I view myself if we’re going with the Golden State model as the Draymond Green, the glue. Sometimes, I get 10 boards, sometimes, I get 10 assists. Sometimes, I score a little bit more because obviously, we have a super dynamic point guard. We also have the greatest scorer of all-time. “That’s always how I thought about it. I’d be blessed to fill that role this year and try to win a championship.”
When you go into these NBA organizations, they immediately want you to be who they want you to be,” Draymond told Cari Champion on “The Brownprint” podcast. “I didn’t want to be who they wanted me to be. And I also had a coach in Mark Jackson who told me from the very beginning, ‘Listen, I want you to come here as the same Draymond I’ve been watching on TV for years. I want you to be an animal, be a dog and be a leader. I don’t care who is in front of you, I don’t care who has more money than you, who has more status in the league than you — I want you to come in and be the same leader that you’ve been your whole life.’”
“David Lee was in front of me — David Lee was a great vet to me by the way, I love D-Lee to this day. But when we’re in practice, I’m trying to take David Lee’s head off,” Draymond told Champion. ” ‘You’re an All-Star. I’m sorry — but you’re in my way. I need that spot.’ “And I’m never gonna go about it in a way of trying to hurt you. Or I’m on the bench and I’m not cheering for you. I would never do that. But to me, it just felt like he was in my way. What do I have to do to move you out of my way? That was always my mindset.”