Who do the Warriors need more: Draymond Green or Kevin Durant? | The Tylt
Who do the Warriors need more: Draymond Green or Kevin Durant?
In the last 29 games where Stephen Curry has played and Kevin Durant has not, the Warriors are 28-1. Draymond Green is also a big part of that success as the series against the Portland Trail Blazers demonstrated.
Without Durant, Draymond Green notched two triple-doubles, averaged 16.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists on 54.2 percent shooting, and helped the Golden State sweep Portland. He sets the tone defensively and comes with an intensity that's infectious.
Durant might be a generational scorer, but the team already has two of the best shooters of all time to make up for it. When it comes to being a guy that holds everything together, Green is more important.
When you have a once in a generation scorer, there are few players more important than him. Draymond Green isn't one of them.
While the style of play might be pleasing to watch, they need Durant and his elite shot creating and making abilities. Here is Dieter Kurtenbach of the Mercury News with more:
Those Warriors were a one-track offensive team. Yes, that track was a smash hit, but in that fateful series against the Cavs, they needed a B-side — someone who could create offense out of nothing when the game was a slog, like LeBron James or Kyrie Irving...
And it’s that diversification that makes the Warriors — when it’s all clicking — nearly unbeatable. They have an elite fastball and a changeup — something few, if any, other teams have.