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Draymond Green Just Revealed Some Very Unexpected Information About Himself

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Draymond Green is heading into Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals with his head held high. Despite losing Game 1 at home, Green has always been a confident player. Much of his confidence is derived from the comfort of his high basketball IQ. But where he draws for knowledge to help that basketball IQ may surprise you:

“In the NBA there’s always a guy who is only around because he can jump. He doesn’t have a clue about the fundamentals. I learn more from the WNBA. They know how to dribble, how to pivot, how to use the shot fake.”

It’s an interesting comment from Green. Not many players that we know of take pointers from the WNBA. However, the statement makes sense. The WNBA players can’t rely on ridiculous athleticism or being freakishly tall or long, therefore, they have to rely on their fundamentals more. Knowing that, it’s almost surprising that more players or coaches don’t look to the women’s league for perspective.

In the playoffs, moving on often comes down to who played smarter, more fundamentally sound basketball. That’s what the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich relies on. Right now, it doesn’t look like Green needs to brush up on his fundamentals too much more, though. He is already a triple-double machine and is a major reason the Warriors are still favored to win the NBA Championship.

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