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23 - Draymond Green

6-7, 236 Small Forward/Power Forward
MICH ST.GIF Michigan St. Senior
Birthday
03/04/90 (29.7 yrs)
Hometown
Saginaw, MI
High School
Saginaw
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
6
Size
6
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
6
Leadership
9
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
6
Passing
8
Intangibles
9

NBA Comparison: Luke Harangody/Jared Dudley

Strengths: The ultimate "Glue Guy", Green’s strongest asset is his ability to contribute across the board … He has a substantial wingspan with a strong frame, and is unafraid to bang with bigger bodies … Good-looking shooter when his feet are set and he catches/releases in rhythm … Can stretch the floor with NBA 3-point range … His vision, passing and ability to facilitate out of the post make it difficult for off-ball defenders to keep their eyes on their man and the ball at the same time … Reliable mid-range jumper … Green is slippery with his back to the basket, with the ability to spin baseline or turn across the lane for the finish … Terrific rebounder thanks to the combination of an aggressive motor and soft hands … Unselfish and timely passer … Overachiever. High basketball IQ … Makes those around him better, possesses sense of maturity and leadership qualities …

Weaknesses: One of those great college basketball players that doesn’t excel in any one particular area … Tweener, undersized for a physical forward yet lacks the athleticism of a wing … Lacks explosiveness, agility, elusiveness and quickness off the bounce … Under the rim finisher, which is troublesome when you consider his size … Not a threat to shake his defender off the dribble … Minimal upside … Vulnerable defending quicker guards on the perimeter … Could stand to drop some weight …

Overall: The Big-Ten Player of the Year, Green has a number of likeable qualities, but not one specific skill that a team may be seeking … He’s a low-risk/low-reward pick considering his role-player potential and ability to fit in … His ceiling dances around the mid-20s, where a playoff can use him right away to compliment its better players …

Jonathan Wasserman 5/14/12

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