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Draymond Green

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NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Selected by Golden State in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft (35th overall).
• Signed a contract extension with Golden State on July 9, 2015.
• Named to the 2014-15 NBA All-Defensive First Team, joining Nate Thurmond and Andre Iguodala as the only players in franchise history to earn First Team All-Defensive honors.
• Was runner-up in both Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved Player voting in 2014-15.
• Enters 2015-16 owning career averages of 6.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.11 steals and 22.3 minutes in 240 games (92 starts) in three seasons with Golden State.
• Has appeared in 40 playoff games (26 starts) with Golden State, averaging 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.40 steals and 1.18 blocks in 30.9 minutes and helping Golden State to the 2014-15 NBA championship.
• In Warriors postseason history, ranks third in steals (56), fourth in blocks (47), fourth in three-point field goals (41) and ninth in rebounds (321).

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
• Became the third player in Warriors history (Nate Thurmond, Andre Iguodala) to earn First Team All-Defensive honors.
• Finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting (the highest finish ever by a Warrior)... Despite receiving the most first-place votes (45), was narrowly edged out by San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard in the overall voting by 16 points... It was the first time the leader in first place votes did not win the award... He is the first player in franchise history to finish in the top three in Defensive Player of the Year voting.
• Finished second in Most Improved Player voting behind Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, receiving 11 first-place votes.
• In 79 games (all starts), set single-season career-highs in points (11.7), rebounds (8.2), assists (3.7), steals (1.56), blocks (1.25), field goal percentage (.443) and three-point percentage (.337) in 31.5 minutes.
• Hit a single-season career-high 111 three-point field goals.
• Finished second in the NBA in plus/minus (+10.6), third in the NBA in Net Rating (16.5) and tied for fourth in Defensive Rating (96.0).
• Posted nine 20-point games and one 30-point game... Recorded 18 double-doubles, one triple-double and three 20/10 games.
• Hit multiple threes a single-season career-best 31 times (Warriors went 28-3 in those games).
• Posted a 50-7 (.877) record as a starter along with Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, comprising the team’s best five-man unit (min. 20 games) since the NBA began tracking starters in 1970-71 and the second-best starting five (min. 40 games) in NBA history, behind only the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.
• Became the first player in Warriors history to average a block, steal and three per game and one of just two players (Danny Green) to do so in 2014-15.
• Set career highs in free throws made (11) and attempted (13) on 3/21 vs. Utah, both Warriors season-highs. • Scored in double figures in a career-best nine consecutive games (3/4-3/18).
• Recorded five steals in back-to-back games on 3/14 vs. New York and 3/16 vs. the Lakers, the first Warrior to do so since Baron Davis in 2008.
• Grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds on 2/6 at Atlanta, the first 20-rebound game by a Warrior since Andrew Bogut grabbed 20 boards on 12/21/13.
• Blocked multiple shots in a career-best seven-straight games (12/25-1/9).
• Recorded his first career triple-double on 1/2 vs. Toronto with 16 points, a career-high 13 assists and 11 rebounds... Became the 22nd player in franchise history to join the triple-double club.
• Became the first Warrior since Chris Mullin in 1990 to record at least three steals and three blocks in consecutive games, swiping four steals with three rejections to go with a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) on 12/30 vs. Philadelphia.
• Set a career-high with six steals on 12/27 vs. Minnesota to go with eight rebounds and six assists, becoming the first Warriors forward since Chris Mullin in 1997 to record at least six steals, six rebounds and six assists in a game.
• Scored in double figures in eight-straight games (11/30-12/14), a career-best streak.
• Blocked a career-high five shots on 12/16 at Memphis.
• Played a career-high 48 minutes on 12/14 at New Orleans, logging a double-double (11 points, 13 rebounds).
• Set career-highs in points (31), field goals made (11) and three-pointers made (7) on 12/6 at Chicago.
• Missed one game due to rest and two games due to shin inflammation after appearing in all 82 games in 2013-14.
• Appeared in 21 postseason games (all starts), averaging 13.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.81 steals and 1.19 blocks in 37.3 minutes.
• Tallied 16 points, 11 rebounds and a playoff career-high 10 assists on 6/16 at Cleveland, the first triple-double by a Warrior in the postseason since Guy Rodgers in 1962 (first in franchise history in the NBA Finals).
• Recorded 12 double-doubles (16 career), joining Nate Thurmond and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in franchise history to record at least 10 double-doubles in a single postseason.
• Finished the 2015 Playoffs with 212 rebounds, joining Wilt Chamberlain and Nate Thurmond as the only players in franchise history to grab at least 200 boards in a single postseason.
• Blocked a playoff career-high five shots on 5/25 at Houston.
• Recorded a steal in 15-straight contests (5/1/14-5/23/15), the longest postseason steals streak in franchise history.
• Posted four-straight double-doubles (every game in the First Round, 4/18-4/25), a career-long streak, becoming the first Warrior to post four- straight point/rebound double-doubles in the postseason since Sleepy Floyd in 1987.
• Collected a playoff career-high 17 rebounds on 4/23 at New Orleans.

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
• Was the only Warrior to appear in all 82 of the team’s games (12 starts), averaging 6.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.24 steals and 0.88 blocks (all career highs) in 21.9 minutes.
• In 12 starts, averaged 9.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.41 steals and 1.41 blocks in 31.3 minutes.
• Had a career night on 4/14 vs. Minnesota, setting career marks in points (20) and three-pointers (4) while tying his career-best in rebounds (12) and steals (4), the only 20/10 game by a Warriors reserve in 2013-14 and the first of his career... With 20 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, Green became the first Warriors reserve to post a 20/10/5 game since Anthony Randolph on 12/5/09.
• Hit a game-tying three-pointer with 3.9 seconds remaining on 4/13 at Portland to send the game to overtime.
• Had his third career double-double on 4/4 vs. Sacramento with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
• Dished out a career-high six assists on 4/1 at Dallas.
• Scored a then-career-high 18 points to go with 10 rebounds and three steals in 38 minutes for his second career double-double in a start on 2/22 vs. Brooklyn.
• Recorded his first career regular-season double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds on 2/10 vs. Philadelphia.
• Earned his first start of the season on 2/6 vs. Chicago, tallying nine points and seven rebounds. • Had four blocks in consecutive games on 12/29 at Cleveland and 12/31 at Orlando, the first Warrior reserve to block four shots in consecutive games since Ronny Turiaf in 2009.
• Set a career-high with 12 rebounds on 12/29 at Cleveland.
• Appeared in all seven postseason games (four starts), averaging 11.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.71 steals and 1.71 blocks in 32.6 minutes.
• In four starts, averaged 13.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.25 steals and 1.25 blocks in 37.1 minutes.
• Finished the postseason by scoring in double figures in three consecutive games for the first time in his career (postseason or regular season).
• Grabbed a playoff-career-high 14 rebounds to go with a career-high five steals and 14 points in Game 6 on 5/1, becoming the first Warrior to post a point/rebound double-double while swiping five steals since Clifford Ray did so on May 12, 1976.
• Tallied playoff career-highs of 24 points and five three-pointers (5-of-8) in Game 7 on 5/3 at the Clippers.

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
• Appeared in 79 games (one start), averaging 2.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.4 minutes.
• Played in the first 79 games before sitting out the final three, the fourth most games played by any rookie in 2012-13 (behind only Damian Lillard, Kyle Singler and Harrison Barnes).
• Hit the game-winning lay-up on a backdoor cut with 0.9 seconds left on 12/12 at Miami.
• Made his first career start on 2/27 at New York, totaling four points and five rebounds in 27 minutes.
• Made his NBA debut on 10/31 at Phoenix, playing one minute and grabbing one rebound.
• Scored his first career point on a free throw on 11/9 at the Lakers.
• Was a DNP-CD twice and missed one game due to right knee tendinitis (4/15).
• Appeared in 12 playoff games (one start), averaging 5.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 18.6 minutes.
• Finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench in Game 6 of the First Round vs. Denver on 5/2, his first career double-double, becoming the first Warriors rookie to post a double-double in the playoffs since Chris Webber on 5/4/94 vs. Phoenix (16 points and 13 assists) and the first to do it off the bench since Chris Gatling on 4/30/92 at Seattle (14 points and 12 rebounds).
• Made his postseason debut in Game 1 of First Round at Denver on 4/20 and his first career playoff start in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at San Antonio on 5/8.
• Hit multiple three-pointers in three postseason games, something he hadn’t done once in the regular season.
• Scored in double figures three times during playoffs.

USA BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS:
• Participated in USA Basketball Men’s National Team Minicamp in Las Vegas in the summer of 2015 alongside teammates Harrison Barnes, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
• Was one of 13 players named to the 2014 USA Men’s Select Team that practiced with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas prior to the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:
• Appeared in 145 games (67 starts) in four years at Michigan State, averaging 10.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.24 steals in 25.0 minutes while shooting 46.7 percent from the field (36.1 percent from three-point range).
• Finished his career as the school’s all-time leading rebounder (1,096) while ranking second in blocks (117) and steals (180) and 17th in scoring (1,517 points)...One of three players in MSU history with 1,000 career points and rebounds.
• Three career triple-doubles ranks second in Spartan history only to Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
• Was named the 2012 Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year Award winner following his senior season, in which he earned Big Ten & NABC National Player of the Year honors and was a consensus First Team All-American.
• As a senior, appeared in 37 games (36 starts), averaging a team-best 16.2 points and 10.6 rebounds (ninth in the nation) to go with 3.8 assists and 1.46 steals in 33.2 minutes.
• Recorded his third career triple-double and second in the NCAA Tournament with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists on 3/16 vs. Long Island University-Brooklyn, becoming just the third player with multiple NCAA Tourney triple-doubles, joining Oscar Robertson (four) and Earvin “Magic” Johnson (two).
• As a junior, appeared in 34 games (28 starts), averaging 12.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.76 steals and 1.12 blocks in 30.1 minutes, earning Third Team All-Big Ten accolades.
• Became the third Spartan ever to record a triple-double, doing so twice, on 2/10/11 vs. Penn State (15 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists) and 3/17/11 vs. UCLA (23 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists).
• His triple-double vs. UCLA occurred in the NCAA Tournament, just the seventh official triple-double in NCAA Tourney history (eight unofficial triple-doubles are also listed in the NCAA Tournament record books).
• As a sophomore, appeared in 37 games (three starts), averaging 9.9 points, a team-high 7.7 rebounds (third in Big Ten), 3.0 assists and 1.22 steals in 25.5 minutes while shooting 52.5 percent from the field (fifth in Big Ten).
• Was unanimously voted Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year, the first Spartan ever to receive the honor.
• Made the All-Big Ten Third Team and was named to the NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Region Team after helping Michigan State to its second consecutive Final Four appearance (2009, 2010).
• Also named National Sixth Man of the Year by Yahoo! Sports and voted Team MVP by the media.
• As a freshman, appeared in 37 games off the bench, averaging 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.4 minutes.
• In the NCAA Tournament, improved his averages to 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting a team-best 67.9 percent from the field and helping Michigan State earn a trip to the NCAA championship game.

PERSONAL: Parents are Mary Babers, Raymond Green and Wallace Davis...Nickname is “Day-Day”...Has two brothers, Torrian Harris and Braylon Green, and three sisters, LaToya Barbers, Jordan Davis and Gabby Davis...Brother Torrian played basketball for Nebraska-Omaha from 2009-11... Is donating $3.1 million--the largest student-athlete donation in Michigan State Athletics history--to his alma mater, which will support two of the top priorities (facilities and endowments) for MSU Athletics in Empower Extraordinary, the campaign for Michigan State, and will help build a new strength and conditioning room in the Jack Breslin Student Events Center as part of an overall facility renovation... Celebrated the 2014-15 championship with a homecoming parade in Saginaw, MI, in late June, where it was revealed that his No. 32 jersey had been officially retired at Saginaw High School...Has been an active participant in Warriors community outreach programs during his first three seasons...Took part in the Make-A-Wish Holiday Party at the team’s practice facility, in which several Make-A-Wish families were treated to an evening of carnival-type games...Joined volunteers from Esurance, the Warriors front office and season ticket holders to help Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco build new single-family houses in the Oceanview neighborhood...Has hosted several basketball camps for youth in the state of Michigan, including the Draymond Green Basketball Camp and All-Star Game in Grand Rapids, MI...Attended a Warriors youth basketball clinic on the day of his introductory press conference in the Bay Area following the draft, and also attended several sessions of Warriors Basketball Camp during the past year...Took part in the Back To School Rookie Reading Rally at Sobrante Park Elementary School in Oakland shortly before the beginning of his rookie season...Participated in the LaMarr Woodley golf tournament in Saginaw, MI, to support that town’s high school athletic programs...Traveled to China this past offseason, participating in the Yao Ming charity game in Shanghai...First job was as a janitor at Ruben Daniels Middle School in Saginaw, MI...Majored in communications...Originally committed to play basketball at the University of Kentucky as a high school junior...Wears No. 23 in honor of fellow Saginaw native and former Warrior Jason Richardson...Is a fan of the Steelers, Yankees and Red Wings...Is on Twitter @Money23Green.
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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 230 lbs./ 104.3 kg
Born: March 04, 1990
From: Michigan State University
Draft: 2nd Round (35th pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Golden State Warriors 2012 - 2015
Prior to NBA/Country: Michigan State/USA

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