The Warriors have been at the top of the league for quite some time now, and the vocal leader for the Warriors, Draymond Green, took some time on JJ Redick’s podcast to break down what makes himself, Klay, and Steph so special.
Green, who was recently hired by Turner Sports to be an analyst, has really started to use his platform to speak on basketball and a wide variety of topics in the world today.
The Golden State Warriors have won 3 NBA Championships in the last 7 years on the back of the Big 3. Draymond Green talked about why they were successful.
He has his own podcast called “The Draymond Green Show” which he has been doing for a few years now. He also appears on other athlete’s podcasts such as former NBA player JJ Redick’s podcast “The Old Man and the Three”.
It was during Redick’s podcast where Green really showcased his brilliant NBA mind by breaking down what makes Golden State so good and how the team bought into Steve Kerr’s philosophies on how to move the ball.
The interesting part came after Redick inquired about the greatness of the Warriors’ big three and their legacy on the league.
The Warriors demonstrative leader said he adamantly believes that the trio the Warriors have is one of the best in NBA history. He went on to describe how their play styles all complement each other in an interesting way.
Green said that the combination of skill, scoring, and defense from the three combined with the accolades and championships serve as evidence to his claim that they are among the very best trios of all time.
When you really break it down, Green is right.
Stephen Curry is an extremely talented scorer and shooter. Klay Thompson is an outstanding shooter and defender. Draymond Green is a versatile playmaker and lockdown defender.
This leads to Draymond facilitating the offense leading to Curry and Thompson open shots, and on defense Klay and Draymond make up for Steph’s defensive weaknesses. Curry is also having the best defensive season of his career, making the Dubs even scarier to deal with.
The Warriors’ big three on paper matched up with the Brooklyn Nets’ big three on paper might not be the same, however, their talents mesh far better when it comes to putting the ball in the hoop and locking down the opponent.
The Warriors have 30 games left on the season and are projected to win around 60 games this season. Considering the different rotations because of injuries, the season they are having is truly remarkable.
A lot of credit must go to Green, Thompson, and Curry, who have done a magnificent job of developing the young talent on the Warriors.
The continued, excellent display of basketball on the court has Golden State second in the Western Conference standings. One can only imagine that the team will be an even bigger force to be reckoned with when the leaders take the floor together for the first time in two years.