Who has impacted the NBA more: Charles Barkley or Draymond Green? | The Tylt
Who has impacted the NBA more: Charles Barkley or Draymond Green?
Draymond Green talks a lot, but when it comes to Charles Barkley's impact on the game, he's writing checks he can't cash. Barkley is arguably a top-20 player. Green is the third-best player on his team with the benefit of playing with two of the best shooters ever. The comparison is silly.
Barkley won an NBA MVP and carried the Suns the NBA Finals as the best player on the team. Without Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Green led the Warriors to a 14-47 record while averaging eight points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists and shooting 39 percent from the field for the season—not exactly All-Star numbers.
Green is delusional if he thinks he has had more impact than Barkley did.
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You have to look beyond the numbers when it comes to Draymond Green. Every NBA fan knows this.
Draymond doesn't score, but he's so versatile on the floor. He is strong enough to guard centers and quick enough to defend guards on the switch. On offense, he is a playmaker who not only sets hard screens, but can also find the open man and is not afraid to take an open jump shot. He is the player that makes small-ball a reality and every team would love him.
You may not like him, but he's not wrong when he says he affected the game more than Barkley.