Michigan-born DRaymond Green is an American professional basketball player. Playing in his 11th season in the NBA, Green has already won four NBA Championships with Golden State Warriors. He also represented the USA in the Olympics in 2016 and 2020; winning gold medal on both occasions.
Draymond Green is a professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors in NBA. The Michigan-born star plays at the forward position. He is a versatile player and can defend multiple positions on the floor.
Draymond Green attended Saginaw High School in Saginaw, Michigan. Playing for the high-school team, Green averaged 12 points and 11 rebounds per game in his sophomore season in 2005–06. Next season, his performance reached new highs, and he averaged 25 points, and 13 rebounds, with three assists and three steals per game. Green’s performance handed Saginaw the Class A State Championship. They finished the season with an impressive 26–1 record.
As a senior in 2007–08, Green averaged 20 points and 13 rebounds. With that, Green also had two blocked shots per game. Behind Green's masterclass performance, leading the Saginaw High Trojans had a 27–1 record and they won the Class A Championship again. Green was selected as the captain of the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team.
Later Green played for 4 years for the Spartans, captaining the team in his senior year in 2012. He was named the most outstanding player and capped the season by winning the Big 10 Player of the Year award. He ended his college career as one of three players in Michigan State history with over 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 points.
Golden State Warriors selected Draymond Green as the 35th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Although his late selection was quite a surprise looking at his breathtaking resume, Green became a full-fledged NBA star playing alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
After early exits from the playoffs, Golden State Warriors bounced back with their first-ever 10-0 start in the 2015 season. The Warriors topped the league with a 67-15 record and went on to win the Championship in 2015. Green played a pivotal role in the playoffs, delivering a triple-double performance in the championship game.
After missing out on the 2016 NBA Championship, Draymond Green and the Warriors went all in in the following seasons. With the addition of Kevin Durant to the roaster, GSW were favorites to win the title. But Draymond Green had a monstrous season, winning the Defensive player of the year award and winning the second Championship with the Warriors.
After back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018, injuries softened the Warriors’ attack, but Draymond Green and Stephen Curry carried them to the 2019 Finals, where they lost to the Toronto Raptors in 6 games.
Green missed a series of games from 2019 to 2022 and returned fully fit in the 2022 postseason, where the team delivered their fourth NBA Championship.
The Multi-talented player is a vital member of the Golden State Warriors dynasty team and is currently joint 2nd in the Championships winners list amongst the active players.
Draymond Green is an all-around player who does nearly everything on the court to help his team win. Here are some of his records in the league,
In March 2016, Green set the NBA record with 1,000 points, 500 assists, 500 assists, 500 rebounds, 100 steals, and 100 blocks in a season.
Draymond Green became just the sixth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in an NBA Finals championship game when he won his first title in 2015.
Draymond Green became the fifth player in postseason history with 200 steals and 10 triple-doubles.
In December 2015, Draymond Green scored 24 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 blocks and 5 steals in a double-overtime win over the Boston Celtics. Green matched Nicolas Batum's record with five or more in all five major statistical categories.
In the troubled 2019 playoff series, where the Warriors were shorthanded, Green performed exceptionally for the team. He had six triple-doubles in playoffs, equalling Magic Johnson's record. This is the second-most in a single postseason in NBA history.
Entering his eighth season in the NBA, Draymond Green signed a 4-year/ $99,666,362 contract with the Golden State Warriors. This contract runs till the end of the 2024 season when he will have a player option. Draymond Green will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2024 season.
The 33-year-old NBA megastar has a net worth of around $60 Million. Draymond has career earnings of $155,562,184 from the NBA and endorses brands like Nike, New Era, and Major League Fantasy.
Green is the son of Mary Babers and Wallace Davis. Green stayed with his mother after his parents were separated. He also has two brothers: Torrian Harris and Braylon Green. Draymond’s big family includes his three sisters: Gabby Davis, LaToya Barbers, and Jordan Davis. His brother Torrian Harris also played basketball for Nebraska-Omaha from 2009 to 2011.
Green has one son with his high school girlfriend, Jessica Hardy. He is currently married to actress Renee Hazel, who mothered one child before their marriage. The couple has three children, with the youngest daughter born in 2020.