“No days off.” For Draymond Green, that is literally the case.
While many Warriors players (and fans) had barely washed off the champagne or recovered from a long night of celebration following the team’s 129-120 NBA Finals-clinching win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, Green is already back in the gym. Seriously.
Green is widely known as the energizer for a Warriors team that just won its second championship in three seasons. This, however, might just be a new level of insanity.
In a video posted by Travis Walton, the Warriors power forward is seen working out at the team’s practice facility in Oakland. No other players are seen in the video getting their sweat on alongside Green, who’s expected by many to be recognized as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year at the NBA Awards on June 26.
Green averaged 10.2 points per game during the 2016-17 season after averaging a career high 14 points per game during the 2015-16 campaign. But Green’s impact and value to the Warriors has always been greater than what shows on the stat sheet. The Saginaw, Michigan native averaged a double-double during the 2017 Finals, with 11 points and 10.2 rebounds.
And in case you’re casting any doubts, this isn’t old footage. The video pans over to the Larry O’Brien trophy – given to the Warriors about 15 hours earlier – with Green hard at work in the background.
The celebration for the Dubs’ 2017 championship has hardly begun. But by the looks of it, Green already has his eyes set on ring number three.
— TRAVIS WALTON (@TRAVISWALTON5) June 13, 2017