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Draymond Green: “I am convinced that I can make these slip-ups disappear”

THE Draymond Green new has arrived! The Golden State insider wanted to take advantage of his first press conference, after his suspension of almost a month, to ensure that he had indeed changed. This time, as Steve Kerr confirmed, there would be no more ” Yes, but “ in the event of a new behavioral deviation.

Moreover, there will no longer be a simple “yes”, because Draymond Green assures that he no longer wants to cross the red line. “I cost my team enough. I have cost this franchise enough,” he blurted.

No more proud and proud Draymond Green? The interior now seems more peaceful and imbued with humility, as when his young teammate Brandin Podziesmki began to applaud his return to training, and when he felt that he did not deserve such a welcome.

While he may have been reluctant at the start of his suspension, the inside of the Warriors claims to have completely reviewed his way of approaching the issue, particularly regarding the need to receive help, as he explained. in his podcast, taking Kevin Durant's statements as an example.

“It was very easy to open up to therapy on a personal level because I needed to find myself, refocus and recalibrate. It's hard to see things when you're in the heat of the moment. It’s complicated to see what to see”, he added.

The biggest challenge of his late career

Draymond Green has been so invested in his “rebuilding” process that he has completely put aside the subject of his possible return to the game. During a telephone interview with his agent Rich Paul, Warriors GM Mike Dunleavy Jr . and physical trainer Rick Celebrini, he even tensed up a little on the subject.

“Basketball had become the least important thing to me. I needed a break”, he admitted. “One of the best things for me was not waking up the next day and telling myself I had to go back to work. Not having a set return date allowed me to be in a better frame of mind, to understand what it looks like to put yourself in a better position.”

The Olympic champion added that he did not deserve any preferential treatment, and will therefore present himself, when the time is right, to face the biggest challenge of his end of career, to succeed in taming his demons.

“When I think about these situations, I wonder if I can make these slip-ups disappear. I am convinced that I can do it”he added. “And I'm sure that if I do that, no one will care about the way I play or my behavior in the game. The antics are what matters.” It’s not about completely changing who I am. You don't change a leopard's spots. I'm not going to create unrealistic expectations… Do I accept that my escapades have gone too far? Of course. Can I delete them? Of course. »

Draymond Green Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts L.F. Off Def Early Pd Party Int Bp 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
2022-23 GOS 73 32 52.7 30.5 71.3 0.9 6.3 7.2 6.9 3.1 1.0 2.8 0.8 8.5
2023-24 GOS 15 25 49.0 42.9 83.3 1.5 4.1 5.5 5.8 3.0 0.4 2.4 0.7 9.7
Total 773 29 44.9 31.7 71.4 1.1 5.9 6.9 5.6 2.8 1.3 2.3 1.0 8.7

How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Successful shots / Attempted shots; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def=defensive rebound; Tot = Total rebounds; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost balls; Ct: Against; Pts = Points.

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