Draymond Green would be a perfect player for the Nets’ playoff push

The Brooklyn Nets have made great strides defensively, ranking as the fourth best defensive team in the league with a defensive rating of 106 according to NBA.com. At full power, the offense for this team is inevitable, but the defense will need to hold up in the playoffs for the Nets to win a title.

The Nets would love to have a player like Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green heading into the second half of the year. Green is only a three-time All-Star, but his approach to the game has always been team-focused. He will find a way to help his team win, even while playing small ball. The veteran doesn’t mind doing the dirty work. He doesn’t mind making the necessary sacrifices. This is someone that you want on your team, but also someone you would hate to play against.

This season, Green is averaging 8 PPG and 8 RPG on 55% accuracy from the field, but yet he has been held back from reaching his true potential even at 31-years-old on the Warriors. If the Nets could somehow package a deal to get the veteran, he will get the credit he deserves. With the spacing Brooklyn’s offense possesses with Kevin Durant and his improved abilities defensively, Green would push the Nets to another level.

Green’s leadership elevates his teammates, especially the young guys, to perform at the top of their game. This is the most overlooked part of his character, which is why his team has the best defensive rating in the NBA at 101. To add on, when Green played with Durant on the Warriors, it was Green who was most responsible for pushing Durant to become a better defensive player. Reuniting the two will work wonders just like old times.

Green’s name has been floated in trade rumors before, primarily last season when the Warriors weren’t at full strength and were evaluating options for the future. It seems highly unlikely that the Warriors would consider a deal given the team’s incredible start to the season.