Will Draymond stay or will Draymond go?
The Golden State Warriors are a force to be reckoned with right now in the NBA. There’s no two ways about it. They recovered from losing the Finals after being up 3-1 by signing Kevin Durant of all people. So them winning the title this season should be a no-brainer right? The answer might not be so clear-cut if Draymond Green keeps acting the way people say he’s been.
Before talking about the bad stuff, let’s get one thing straight: Draymond Green is one hell of a player. He’s the kind of player who can make everyone around him better and he’s a triple-double machine. But it’s his attitude off the court that’s putting him in hot water.
According to a number of sources, Draymond Green isn’t exactly the friendliest teammate you could ask for. In fact, various reports say that his presence in the locker room and in practice in borderline toxic. According to former Warriors center Marreese Speights (via ESPN’s Ethan Strauss) Green was frequently hostile to teammates, verbally berating them in practice, which affected how the team functioned.
Speights has since denied saying those things about Green, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about how Draymond Green might not be the ideal teammate. With that in mind, you have to wonder how much longer the Warriors organization will be willing to tolerate this.
Throughout sports history, one thing has always been certain: the team will always come before the individual. So, if Draymond Green starts to become more of a liability than an asset, it’ll be interesting to see what the Warriors do. Shannon Sharpe said on FS1’s Undisputed that the Warriors will not hesitate to get rid of Green if his level of play begins to decline. And that’s exactly what should happen.
Though Draymond Green helps make the Warriors dominant, he should be gotten rid of if he keeps rubbing players the wrong way.