Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself

Moderators: Domejandro, bwgood77, BombsquadSammy

RealGM Wiretap
Posts: 66,104
And1: 178
Joined: Mar 19, 2013

Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:38 pm

Draymond Green reflected on his current slump and admitted he hasn't been playing to his typical standards.

Green said he will be more aggressive on offense.

“My defender is going to have to pay,” Green said. “Whatever action I’m in, I’m going to start lighting their a— up. And that don’t just mean scoring, by the way. I ain’t been doing me. I ain’t been playmaking like I can. I ain’t been scoring when I get the opportunity. I ain’t been rebounding like I can. I ain’t been defending like I can. I just haven’t really been myself.

“Everyone’s looking at the scoring, and I don’t really look at that. Yeah, I got to be more aggressive on the offensive end, but I just got to be me all-around. I haven’t really been that.”

Green is shooting 40.7 percent from the field and 22.4 percent (11-for-49) from three-point range. 

Via Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

Lead Assistant
Posts: 4,639
And1: 2,426
Joined: Jun 16, 2015

Re: Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself 

Post#2 » by johanliebert » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:46 am

at this point all this i have to make defenders pay is hot air. im sure his teammates are saying either hit open shots or shut up. you cant make a play when your matchup is sagging 10 feet away.

what hes been doing recently is turning down open shots and waiting for steph or kd to run off a down screen and make something happen.
User avatar
Kevin Willis
General Manager
Posts: 8,929
And1: 5,283
Joined: Apr 17, 2009

Re: Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself 

Post#3 » by Kevin Willis » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:05 am

What he meant to say is he is going to be dirtier than ever. Set some illegal screens. Kick people in the groin on jump shots. Couple of punches here and there to the stomach. You know stuff to make people stay away from for open shots. Draymond type stuff...
Best games I have ever seen 1. Kobe dropping 81 2. Portland x Denver May 3, 2019
User avatar
The Laker Kid
Head Coach
Posts: 6,773
And1: 3,499
Joined: Dec 16, 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself 

Post#4 » by The Laker Kid » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:36 am

Translation: I'm getting exposed
MaxwellSmart wrote:I hate to say this, but Go Lakers....
Posts: 350
And1: 36
Joined: Jun 30, 2018

Re: Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself 

Post#5 » by BigHustle » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:53 am

Coincidence that LBJ is now out with a groin injury?
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,902
And1: 178
Joined: Sep 11, 2017

Re: Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself 

Post#6 » by gordoncatrell » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:02 am

Whenever a "play bigger than my actual size" guy has some slippage athletically, the drop off becomes steep.
General Manager
Posts: 8,487
And1: 4,164
Joined: Sep 28, 2010

Re: Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself 

Post#7 » by NY2TheBay » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:55 am

Dray..you are the heart and soul of the squad. Get that edge back playa, the bay is behind you as always. :rock:
User avatar
Head Coach
Posts: 6,997
And1: 3,010
Joined: May 11, 2005

Re: Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself 

Post#8 » by Furinkazan » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:38 am

Eat snickers Draymond"¿
Posts: 186
And1: 29
Joined: Sep 07, 2017

Re: Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself 

Post#9 » by njknicks » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:51 am

Draymond's problem is very simple - he focused on playing for his next big / MAX / final contract in stead of focusing on playing for a championship.

Durant could statistically fall off a cliff but teams will still offer him a MAX contract based on his history. Draymond, on the other hand, will need to play at a whole other level defensively / offensively ( playmaking ) for teams to even think about offering him a substantial pay raise.

His realization that Durant could waltz the rest of the season & will still get a MAX contract ( even if Warriors lose in the playoffs ) while he literally has to play like his life depends on it has completely affected his play.

Will this lead to a midseason trade?
User avatar
Cookin Baskets
Bench Warmer
Posts: 1,480
And1: 138
Joined: Apr 09, 2006

Re: Draymond Green: I Just Haven't Really Been Myself 

Post#10 » by Cookin Baskets » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:55 pm

I think he is declining, of course he can play better then he has but he isn't in position to make an incline at his age.
Trust the Process it is our shot to be a solid franchise again, we are the originals we are the Philadelphia 76ers!

Return to Wiretap Discussion