Draymond Green, NBA’s 2017 Defensive Player of the Year

Draymond Green Biography

Draymond Green

NBA’s  Green playing basketball][Credit/skysports.com]

Draymond Green is an American professional basketball player. His full name is Draymond Jamal Green Sr. He was born on 4th March 1990, Saginaw, Michigan, United States.

His parents are Wallace Davis and Mary Babers. Green as well as five siblings; Braylon Green, Torrian Harris, LaToya Barbers, Gabby Davis and Jordan Davis.

Draymond is a player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He is one of the most competent basketball players and is regarded by many worldwide.

Green mainly plays primarily at the power forward position. His determination on the basketball court has earned him big achievements. Draymond is a three-time NBA champion and a three-time NBA All-Star.

In addition, he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. Draymond Green started playing basketball at the college level.

He played college basketball for Michigan State. There, he helped the Spartans earn two Final Four appearances and a Big Ten Tournament championship in 2012.

In the college career, Green earned conference and national honours. They included Big Ten Conference Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore and consensus All-American.

He also won NABC National Player of the Year honours as a senior. He was drafted 35th overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors and later played a key role on the Warriors’ 2015, 2017, and 2018 championship teams.

Draymond Green professional career

Green’s professional career began in the year 2012. He was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, by the Golden State Warriors.

On 30th July 2012, Draymond Green signed a three-year contract with the Warriors. The contract was worth $2.6 million.

Green made an effort that saw him yield impressive scores. On his NBA debut in the Warriors’ season opener against the Phoenix Suns, he played one minute. He made one defensive rebound and committed one foul.

Draymond gradually received more playing time in subsequent games, especially in the wake of injuries to Brandon Rush and Richard Jefferson.

Green finished the 2013–14 season having played in all 82 games with 12 starts while averaging 6.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. He went on to play in all seven of the Warriors’ first-round playoff games against the Los Angeles Clippers, as the Warriors lost the series 4 games to 3. He earned praise for his tough defence during the series after averaging 1.7 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.

On to the 2014-2015 season, Green recorded his first career triple-double. That was 16 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists in a 126-105 win over the Toronto Raptors.

Moreover, Draymond Green went on to finish runner-up in both the Defensive Player of the Year Award. He also bagged the Most Improved Player Award.

Draymond Green career progression

Green capped off a great season with an NBA championship and a triple-double in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, playing a centre position role.

The basketball force as well became just the sixth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in an NBA Finals clinching game, joining Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, James Worthy, Tim Duncan and LeBron James.

Draymond Green re-signed with the Warriors to a five-year $82 million contract, in July 2015.

However, Green helped the Warriors record their first-ever 10–0 start to a season behind averages of 11.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, a team-high 6.6 assists, and 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.

He continually made impressive achievements as seasons went on.

Draymond Green’s Net worth

Green net worth is mouthwatering, being one of the most competitive basketball players. As reported by Celebrity Net Worth, Draymond Green net worth is $50 million.

In 2019, he signed a four-year, $100-million contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors.

Draymond Green’s salary

Reports further indicate that Draymond Green has an estimated salary of $ 16.4 million per year.

Draymond Green

Draymond Green.[Credit/bleacherreport.com]

Draymond Green’s endorsements

Many players have had endorsement deals with various global brands.  Green is one of them and has had various sponsorships.

Draymond’s major sponsors include Nike and New Era. He as well possesses an endorsement deal with Major League Fantasy.

Draymond Green’s family

Green is married to Jelissa Hardy. The two have sired two children named Kyla Green and Draymond Jamal Green.

Draymond Green foundation and charity work

After re-signing with Golden State in 2015, Green pledged $3.1 million to Michigan State, to renovate athletic facilities and fund an endowment.

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