Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
Green plays primarily at the power forward position, is a three-time NBA champion and a three-time NBA All-Star. In 2017, he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Draymond Green: Retired, TNT Contract, Inside The NBA
Draymond Green had his jersey retirement ceremony by Michigan State University on Tuesday night. The 29-year-old Warriors star got pretty emotional during the ceremony as Warriors coach Steve Kerr and teammates Klay Thompson, Zaza Pachulia, Dangelo Russel were all present courtside.
While Kerr admitted that he believes Green will have a similar honour with the Warriors in the future, we can simply contemplate if his Warriors exit might just be around the corner.
On the flip side, the Warriors too can consider moving him off to inject some fresh faces into their squad, especially considering one of the core Warriors stars – Kevin Durant departed in the off-season. An overhaul may be needed to recover from their disastrous 2019-20 season.
According to Network Statement, Green will make appearances on TNT’s Inside the NBA, as well as other content initiatives across Turner Sports. Green will join TNT’s flagship pregame and postgame show “as his schedule aligns.”
Thursday night will mark Green’s first official night with the Inside the NBA crew. He will join Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith after the Warriors face the Timberwolves.
Inside the NBA:
Los Angeles was trying to attach the 2027 pick to Talen Horton-Tucker and Kendrick Nunn to get some sort of difference-maker before the deadline. (Stein reported that the Lakers have offered that package to the Detroit Pistons for Jerami Grant, and the Pistons were not into it.)
He is an all-time great. He’s out with a back injury for now, but if he comes back healthy and plays a sufficient amount of games, he’d be my pick for Defensive Player of the Year.
He is brilliant when it comes to anticipating what opposing teams and players are going to do, and he has been so good as a television analyst that, on Thursday, he became the first active player to sign with Turner Sports.