If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose?

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If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose?

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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#21 » by Warriorfan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:25 pm

The max for both players will be different

Green if qualifies for the supermax may be 60 million more if he is DPOY.


I believe Thompson will get less than the max.
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Post#22 » by OrlandoDream » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:27 pm

They dont have a defense without Draymond. Klay Thompson is the 3rd best player on that team and that is just unfair. He could be the primary or secondary option almost anywhere else.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#23 » by LikeABosh » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:33 pm

Salaries being equal I'll take Klay. 2016 Green was amazing given that he was shooting near 40% on 3's, but that seems to be an outlier or he's regressed.

I don't think it's impossible to retain an elite defense without Dray. Replacing the best 3rd option in the game seems way more difficult especially when he's ready to make sacrifices for the team
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#24 » by Yoshun » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:50 pm

If you're looking at team needs, it has to be Draymond. Klay is a good player and a great fit for the team, but they would have possibly one of the worst front courts in the league if they let Draymond go. They already have Curry and Durant to do the scoring. They need Green's interior defense and passing ability.
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Post#25 » by Clyde Frazier » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 pm

My heart says klay, but my head says draymond.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#26 » by ken6199 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:08 pm

AdagioPace wrote:no Draymond = no defense
no klay = the offense is fine

Without Klay running around and commanding another defender glued to him, Curry's production will take a big hit. The offense will be far from fine because I would be cautious of anything that could potentially discount Curry's production.

Bell is ready to somewhat fill Draymond's role as the versatile energy big.
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Post#27 » by NBAFan93 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:09 pm

Klay cause he has hard to replace skills on both ends of the court. Draymond sucks on offense - he only is able to score the measly amount that he does cause defenses don’t guard him.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#28 » by FNQ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:42 pm

I'm stunned that so many people are picking Draymond.. no one seems to mind that he'll be 30 years old with a lot of tread on the tires? Klay goes out of his way to avoid contact and will play well into his 30s (theoretically).
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#29 » by spicy6 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:44 pm

Klay. No klay=curry having to defend the top guard on the opposing team EVERY night. Wouldnt suit well.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#30 » by The Regime » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:45 pm

ken6199 wrote:
AdagioPace wrote:no Draymond = no defense
no klay = the offense is fine

Without Klay running around and commanding another defender glued to him, Curry's production will take a big hit. The offense will be far from fine because I would be cautious of anything that could potentially discount Curry's production.

Bell is ready to somewhat fill Draymond's role as the versatile energy big.


He showed flashes during the regular season, but as of right now I wouldn't even consider him half the player that Draymond is.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#31 » by MrBigShot » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:04 pm

Klay is the superior player but Draymond's skillset is harder to replace on the warriors.

Klay always shows up in the biggest moments and the Warriors would've been screwed without his game 6 performance in the WCF this year and in game 6 of the WCF 2 years ago. He's underrated while Draymond is overrated and benefits heavily from getting to play alongside Steph/Klay/KD.

I'd probably lean towards Klay but wouldn't fault someone for taking Draymond. Doesn't help that he's looking for a supermax.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#32 » by pr0wler » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:16 pm

Klay Thompson obvs. Hustle, motor, speed, and athleticism are prime factors in Draymond Green's success. Those will all tail off in his 30's significantly.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#33 » by Dupp » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:27 pm

I’ll take the much better player and the best defender in the nba.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#34 » by MaxRider » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:29 pm

AdagioPace wrote:no Draymond = no defense
no klay = the offense is fine


Thompson bail them out so many times when both Curry and Durant struggled. Curry do have trouble knocking down shot when under pressure.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#35 » by lonzo_pelota » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:31 pm

draymond couldnt hit the broad side of a barn shooting this postseason, when steph went down guess who was getting those buckets
Klay "i rock a wierd shoe brand" Thompson, Draymonds loud flamboyant over the top shenanigan like outbursts after a call goes against him I bet wouldnt be missed
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#36 » by TinmanZBoy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:34 pm

Klay
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#37 » by Soulcatcher33 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:39 pm

Dray. Without Klay they might not be an all time great offensive level team anymore, but they'd still be up at the top in the league. They'd fall a lot more defensively, though, if they lost Dray.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#38 » by xfactor99 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:11 pm

Dray is the better and way more important player now I think, but I expect him to age far worse than Klay. Because of that alone I would rather pay Klay.
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Post#39 » by Raps in 4 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:16 pm

Green.

Klay is redundant with Curry and Durant.
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Re: If the Warriors can only sign one of Klay or Draymond, who would you choose? 

Post#40 » by Raps in 4 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 pm

ken6199 wrote:
AdagioPace wrote:no Draymond = no defense
no klay = the offense is fine

Without Klay running around and commanding another defender glued to him, Curry's production will take a big hit. The offense will be far from fine because I would be cautious of anything that could potentially discount Curry's production.


They have a guy named Kevin Durant who can command defensive attention too.
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