Despite being a player that rarely scores the ball, Green always makes a significant impact on the floor.
Not only is he an elite defensive player, but Green has been one of the best playmakers in the league.
Green has been the backbone of the Warriors while Stephen Curry has been injured.
It is rare for a player that averages only 7.9 points to make such a large impact, but that has been Green.
He continues to be a very good rebounder for a team that lacks size.
Also, his passing and basketball IQ is second to none.
He is averaging 13.2 rebounds + assists per game this season.
Most RPG + APG on under 10 PPG this season:
13.2 — Draymond Green
12.8 — Ben Simmons
12.5 — Steven Adams
12.3 — Josh Hart
Draymond has been 1st in this category for 5 straight seasons. pic.twitter.com/1bz1Egfy7X
— StatMuse (@statmuse) December 29, 2022
To be leading this category for five straight seasons goes to show how consistent Green has been.
But, he is still able to pick his spot and come through with some clutch shots when needed.
While his level of production may not result in an all-star or all-NBA team, Green’s value does not go unnoticed by his teammates.
Ty Jerome on Draymond Green's fourth-quarter defense: "What he did tonight was one of the most unreal performances I've ever seen."
— C.J. Holmes 🚀 (@CjHolmes22) December 29, 2022
The health of Green will be a priority for the Warriors for the rest of the season.
He has already been relied on plenty and played a ton of minutes this year.
So giving him a few games to rest may be a good idea.
Golden State can not afford to lose its defensive anchor, as he will play a key role in their chances at repeating.
Even though his scoring will always be down, embrace Draymond Green for all the good things he does on the court.