Green’s numbers are declining
Many look at Green’s impact, not his numbers. Well, both have been declining over the last few seasons, and it should be a cause for concern for the Warriors.
Green, who made three straight All-Star games from 2016-2018, was averaging double figures for four straight seasons before watching that dip below eight. He averaged exactly 8.0 per game this season although they did bounce back to double digits if you look at his per 36-minute average.
It’s not just scoring though. His assists from went from 7.4 at his peak down to 6.2 this past season. Rebounding, steals and blocks tell a similar story.
While losing Thompson and Curry this season and having played with Kevin Durant the past three do matter, there’s really no excuse for his declining play and, even more concerning, his declining percentages.
Given that Green went from being a 38.8% three-point shooter to now under 28%, the Warriors should take drastic steps to potentially replacing him. However, after their max-value extension, that could be easier said than done.
While the numbers are down, Green is still great, and Utah should easily be able to see how he’d perfectly complement Mitchell.