Draymond Green said he considered retiring from the NBA following his indefinite suspension. There have been a slew of incidents on the court with Draymond Green over the past couple of seasons and the multiple incidents from just his first 15 games this year were the tipping point. This season Draymond choked out Rudy Gobert and then after that suspension was up he punched Jusuf Nurkic in the face which caused this indefinite suspension.
Actually playing basketball Draymond Green has been having one of his best statistical seasons in years. In just 15 games he is averaging 9.7 points in 25 minutes per game. That is the most points he has averaged since the 2017-2018 season and the least minutes he has played since just his second year in the league. Probably more importantly his shooting percentages were up. He was shooting 42.9% from three and 83.3% from the line. He hasn’t shot over 31% from three since the 2015-2016 season and shot just 71% and 66% from the line the two previous years.
This individual statistical success for Draymond hasn’t translated into wins for the Warriors though. They are now 17-19 and 11th in the Western Conference. We may finally be seeing the downfall of this Warriors’ core as Klay Thompson and Draymond Green aren’t as dominant as they once were. Draymond Green said that Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, convinced him not to retire but we will see if things get better when he finally does return to the court.
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