The Golden State Warriors are off to the best start in NBA history.
While people have sung praises to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, NBA Hall Of Famer Jerry West thinks Draymond Green doesn't get the credit he deserves.
According to West, the Warriors have two top-10 players in the NBA. One is Stephen Curry, the other is Green.
West says that Green—coming off a pair of consecutive triple-doubles for the 18-0 defending NBA champs—is the L’s most underrated star.
Per the SF Chronicle:
During the Warriors’ streak, interim head coach Luke Walton has continually reminded the media that the team is planning on resting certain players. […] (Andre) Iguodala, center Andrew Bogut and backup point guard Shaun Livingston are candidates to sit during a back-to-back at Boston and Milwaukee on Dec. 11-12. The Warriors rested Curry and shooting guard Klay Thompson at Denver late last season.
Warriors executive board member Jerry West, who averaged 25.8 points and a league-leading 9.7 assists on the 71-72 Lakers’ team, doesn’t think its 33-game win streak is in jeopardy. But he left open the possibility.
“We have two of the top-10 players in the league,” West told KNBR on Wednesday, knowing he didn’t need to explain Curry. “Draymond Green is the second one. He’s the most underrated player in the NBA, period. There are very few players I think anyone in our organization would trade for him. He’s just a remarkable player. […] If he’s not a top-10 player in this league, I don’t know who is.”
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Is Jerry West on point here? Is Draymond Green a top-10 player in the NBA?