With his second block of the game against the Jazz Wednesday night, Draymond Green became the charter member a new statisical club.
He’s the first player in the history of the NBA to tally at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocks in a single season.
Green added one more block in the Warriors’ 103-96 overtime win over the Jazz to finish with three.
Celtics forward Larry Bird came the closest to pulling off the feat when he finished the 1984-85 season with 98 blocks.
In 2008-09, Cavaliers forward LeBron James ended the season with 93 blocks.
In his fourth campaign, Green is having the best season of his career. He’s averaging 13.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game.
Draymond Green has become the first player in NBA history with 1,000 pts, 500 reb, 500 ast, 100 stl & 100 blk in a season (@ESPNStatsInfo)
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It’s been a tale of two seasons for Green. With Luke Walton serving as interim head coach for the first 43 games, he averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.4 assists, while shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the arc. Since Steve Kerr returned on Jan. 22, Green’s numbers are down to 12.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists while shooting 28.1 percent from deep.
After Tuesday’s win over Washington, Green addressed the difference.
“Believe it or not, going back to Coach Kerr from Luke, it was different,” Draymond explained after the Warriors’ 102-94 win over the Wizards on Tuesday night. “And you know, I’m like a, I’m like one of those guys that, I like sticking to what I do. So I get used to certain things and it takes me a little while to transition.
“It’s crazy like, ya, was a lot of stuff different? No. But, at the same time it was still a little different for me. So, I had to adjust back to that as well.”
What was different?
“Like I said, it wasn’t huge differences, but there were some things that were a little different,” Green added.
Like the style of coaching?
“Definitely that,” Green answered. “I shoot a bad shot, I’m hearing from coach Kerr. I shoot a bad one with Luke, he might tell me when I come to the sideline like, “Ay, we can get a better one.” You know, so, just a little different, but we’re still doing a lot of the same stuff.”