“I Need That Bad” // Draymond Green Hunting Down the Defensive Player of the Year Crown
Draymond Green has made it very clear that he’s upset.
In fact, he’s “pissed” that he only made All-Defense second-team last season, and he’s hell-bent on winning the Defensive Player of the Year award in 2018-19.
I think you’re forgetting you missed half the season with injuries, bruh. And only putting in a solid effort towards the end of the year does not encompass an entire year’s work.
But despite his annoyance, Green says that he and the Golden State Warriors are enjoying the regular season a lot more than last year.
Draymond Green on how different things feel this season compared to last season: “It feels way different. It’s more enjoyable. Last season, I think we went into the season with the wrong mindset.”
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) November 1, 2018
“I need that,” Green said Wednesday night after the Golden State Warriors’ 131-121 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. “I need that bad. Real bad. I made second team all-defense last year. I’m pissed about that still. I’ll be pissed until I right that, so that’s a serious goal of mine this year. And I’m on it every night.”
Green said he wakes up each morning with the award on his mind.
“Absolutely,” he said. “I’m pissed. Second-team All-Defense, that’s disrespectful.”
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