Draymond Green is having one heck of a season for the undefeated Golden State Warriors, and the forward was at it again on Saturday night against the Sacramento Kings. Green posted 13 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in the 120-101 victory, making him the first Warrior to record a triple-double in back-to-back games since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Against the Phoenix Suns on Friday, Green posted a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 33 minutes. His overall numbers this season are amazing, as he’s averaging 12.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists. He’s also averaging 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals while shooting 48.2 percent overall and 42.6 percent from three. His numbers are unprecedented.
It can be easy to overlook Green because of the existence of Stephen Curry, but the versatile forward’s importance to the Warriors can’t be understated. He does it all for them on both ends of the floor, and he’s the linchpin of the “death” lineup that features him at the 5. He’ll once again be a top candidate for Defensive Player of the Year, and according to ESPN’s RPM, he’s one of the most valuable players in the league.