- 67 230lbs Forward
- 2011-12 Stats: 16.2 PPG (44.9 FG), 10.8 RPG, 3.6 APG (senior season at Michigan State)
- 2012 Summer League stats: 6.4 PPG (27.8 FG), 7.6 RPG, 1.6 APG
Draymond Green was a very productive player at the power forward position in college. According to Sports-reference.com, he managed a strong 111.8 Offensive Rating at a fairly high 24.9 usage for his career.
As a senior, his usage spiked to 28.2 in 33.3 minutes per game.
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In the NBA, Green is not likely to have the same opportunity to have the ball in his hands. In summer league, Greens usage was 17.5 in 26 minutes per game. That number is more accurate for the kind of role he will play in the pros.
During his college career, Green transformed himself from a low post banger to a versatile inside-outside big. His freshman and sophomore seasons, the Michigan native shot 17 3-pointers total and shot 53.2 from the field.
His final two seasons in East Lansing, Green shot 235 threes and his field goal dropped to 43.9 (46.4 inside the arc).
During summer league, he continued that transition but not without some growing pains. Green hit just 3 of his 15 attempts from deep and shot 33.3 inside the arc (7-21). His ability to knock down the NBA 3 or at least develop a consistent long-2 will be key to his success as a pro.
The other key for Green will be to continue to rebound at a high rate. In his senior season, Greens 28.4 Dreb was 6th in all of college basketball. In his five summer league games, he posted a 25.5 Dreb which would have been 8th in the NBA last season.
His potential to develop into a stretch-4 is intriguing. He averaged three 3-point attempts and 7.6 rebounds per game in summer league. The only players in the NBA to average over three 3s and over seven rebounds per game last season were Kevin Love, Ryan Anderson and Kevin Durant.
Of course Kevin Love had the lowest 3pt at 37.2 to go with 13.3 rebounds per game, so Green will have to continue to work on that shot.
Overall, Greens performance on the glass is encouraging that he will potentially be able to produce in the NBA despite being undersized at his position, but he will need to develop a consistent mid to long-range shot to be an impact player at this level.
Offensive Rating is an estimation of how many points a player would produce per 100 possessions.