In response to why his shooting improves so much in the playoffs, Golden State Warriors Power Forward Draymond Green replied, “Some Guys Are Just Made for the Playoffs.”
Draymond Green was being interviewed by NBC, and he was asked why his postseason shooting is so far better than his regular season shooting.
“I told y’all last week, some guys are made for the playoffs and some not,” Green said. “That’s the best way I can explain it to you.”
Green averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists during the regular season. But in the playoffs, his scoring has bumped up to an average of 9.6 points to go along with 7.4 assists and 5.4 rebounds. He still has a pass-first mentality, but Green is noticeably more aggressive on offense in the playoffs.
In game 5 against the Nuggets, Green had a game-high 12 points, whilst he was playing defense on Nikola Jokić. He was also running the sets on the offensive side of things.
“I love this time of year,” Green said. “I tend to get more aggressive. But that’s just a mindset.”
“It’s the best time of year,” Green said. “I love this time of year. You get to play this game for what we all go for at the end, and that’s a championship.
“You get to playoff basketball, it’s more physical. Referees let you bump a little more. That’s right in my wheelhouse. I absolutely love it. I love to come up here and step up to the challenge.”
The forward might be 32, but he looks just as effective as his prime yeas when helped the GSW reach five straight finals between 2015 to 2019.
The Warriors haven’t been on this stage for two years, but Green expressed his excitement of finally being at the big stage.
“In the playoffs, everybody’s watching all over the world,” Green said. “There’s 16 teams left, then 8 teams. I absolutely cherish that and I’m looking forward to going on to the next round.”