Steve Kerr in handball mode with Draymond Green

“Stop asking me the question. I don’t know what will not go to Draymond. Maybe it’s a clone ”. Very active on social networks, the mother of Draymond Green is like everyone else, she hallucinates watching her son walk beside her NBA finals. That night, it was even darker for 45 minutes. Sure, there is the defense, the rebound, the screens, the interceptions, but in attack, it’s nothing!

Basketball thinking is a detail of the “Draymond Green problem”. The Celtics don’t even need to defend him since he refuses to shoot. And when he decides to go, it is premature and without conviction. Since the start of the final, he is 6 out of 26 in shots, including 1 out of 7 that night.

In the attitude, nothing to say, in return. It was the total contrast compared to the previous match. Draymond Green knows he is in trouble, his confidence in attack is almost zero, so he focuses on the rest.

“I am a competitor. But in the end, it’s the coach’s decision and it has to be done with. I remained focused on the match, and I told myself that if I had to come back again, I would take some positive actions. ”

Steve Kerr came to a sorting point around 4e quart-temps! Forcibly difficult to answer…

« I would never be balled with the idea of ​​coming out of a match seven minutes into the final He replied. « And the match is qu’il fallait absolument gagner… Otherwise, you can contradict. I am honest. I am a competitor. But in the end, it’s the coach’s decision and it has to be done with. I remained focused on the match, and I told myself that if I had to come back again, I would take some positive actions. It was my state of mind. »

Still useful defensively, but completely useless offensively, Draymond Green thus forces Steve Kerr to put himself into handball mode, turning his interior on a defensive sequence and then taking a deadlock in the foul in order to replace Jordan Poole’s nakakasakit park. .

“Yes, we made him go out and we made Loon come back (Kevon Looney) around the 8th minute, 7:40 pm, that was the plan. But Loon enjoyed it, like Jordan Poole, that we stayed with this group. This is what we generally do. Like most coaches, if a group plays well, one stays with this group. In the last few minutes, there has been a global attack/defense sequence alternating Draymond and Jordan ».

“It’s a complicated series for him because of Boston’s size and athletic qualities.”

The choice of Poole/Green payant for Steve Kerr car Draymond Green realized grand «money time» with rebonds, deux passes, and toujours une bonne défense. It was Stephen Curry who paid tribute to him.

« This is the experience of the champion. He knew he could play better, but to turn the page of his first mi-tempo, he made some winning moves. He simply showed his presence and his determination. The rest is sour. There is no doubt about it. Its not in an individual sport and it is not a stats sheet. We have to continue to proceed like that because there are still two matches left to win. »

The final word for Steve Kerr, questioned about his choice to pass Draymond Green the heart of the 4th quarter.

« I didn’t see any reaction on his part, but I don’t want my players to be happy to get out. Draymond is an incredible competitor. He is back in the game. He performed great deeds in the end. He finished with four interceptions, eight passes, nine rebounds. Listen, it’s a complicated series for him on the offensive line in terms of size and Boston athletic qualities. But he still had a huge impact on the game. And he knows we have to do everything we have to do to report the matches. »

Draymond Green Pouring Rebounds
Season Tools MJ Min Tirs 3pts LF Off Def Tot Pd Fte Int Mr. Ct Pts
2012-13 GOS 79 13 32.7 20.9 81.8 0.7 2.6 3.3 0.7 2.0 0.5 0.7 0.3 2.9
2013-14 GOS 82 22 40.7 33.3 66.7 1.1 3.9 5.0 1.9 2.8 1.2 1.1 0.9 6.2
2014-15 GOS 79 32 44.3 33.7 66.0 1.4 6.8 8.2 3.7 3.2 1.6 1.7 1.3 11.7
2015-16 GOS 81 35 49.0 38.8 69.6 1.7 7.8 9.5 7.4 3.0 1.5 3.2 1.4 14.0
2016-17 GOS 76 33 41.8 30.8 70.9 1.3 6.6 7.9 7.0 2.9 2.0 2.4 1.4 10.2
2017-18 GOS 70 33 45.4 30.1 77.5 1.1 6.6 7.6 7.3 2.6 1.4 2.9 1.3 11.0
2018-19 GOS 66 31 44.5 28.5 69.2 0.9 6.4 7.3 6.9 3.0 1.4 2.6 1.1 7.4
2019-20 GOS 43 28 38.9 27.9 75.9 0.5 5.7 6.2 6.2 2.6 1.4 2.3 0.8 8.0
2020-21 GOS 63 32 44.7 27.0 79.5 0.9 6.3 7.1 8.9 3.1 1.7 3.0 0.8 7.1
2021-22 GOS 46 29 52.5 29.6 65.9 1.0 6.3 7.3 7.0 3.0 1.3 3.0 1.1 7.5
Total 685 29 44.1 31.5 71.2 1.1 5.8 6.9 5.5 2.8 1.4 2.2 1.0 8.7

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