So far in these Finals, he has put up just 17 points total.
Yes, he has also grabbed 29 rebounds and dished out 23 assists, but those numbers still aren’t where they should be.
Plus, he’s racked up 18 fouls, the most of any player in the series.
The series is currently tied 2-2 so every player on the squad needs to be the best version of himself and Green definitely is not.
Steph Curry on Draymond Green's offensive challenge in this Celtics series: "Usually the high IQ guys figure it out and he's at the top of that list." pic.twitter.com/V2NkhK0SmF
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 13, 2022
His teammate, Steph Curry, touched upon Green’s troubles when speaking with the press.
In a roundabout way, Curry suggested that Green could still find his rhythm and adapt and figure himself out before the Finals are done.
He concluded by saying, “Usually high IQ guys figure it out and he’s at the top of that list.”
Everyone agrees that Green has a high basketball IQ – and that’s what makes this recent rough patch even more surprising.
Not So Golden
Green already has three championship rings and is known as one of the best defensive players in the league.
His status in the NBA is unquestionable.
Yet, he hasn’t been looking like himself lately and it’s hurting his team when they need him most.
When he’s in fine form, Green is a true menace to his opponents.
Not just because he can block and slow down multiple people, but because he can also get into their faces and into their minds too.
He is a pivotal part of the Warriors’ big three – and right now he’s lacking.
Yes, he has time to adjust and adapt and get better in these Finals but the big question is why he hasn’t done so already.
Time is quickly running out and the stakes couldn’t be higher.