Draymond Jamal Green (born March 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, and played college basketball for Michigan State where he helped the Spartans earn two Final Four appearances and a Big Ten Tournament championship in 2012. Throughout his four-year college career, Green earned conference and national honors, including Big Ten Conference Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore, and consensus All-American and NABC National Player of the Year honors as a senior. He went on to be drafted 35th overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors, and later played a role on the Warriors’ 2015 championship team.
On January 2, 2015, Green recorded his first career triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists in a 126-105 win over the Toronto Raptors. He went on to finish runner-up in both the Defensive Player of the Year Award and the Most Improved Player Award.
On July 9, 2015, Green re-signed with the Warriors to a five-year, $82 million contract. On November 14, he recorded his second career triple-double with 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a 107–99 overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets. Three days later, he recorded his third career triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 135–116 win over the Phoenix Suns. His fourth career triple-double came the very next game on November 28 against the Sacramento Kings. Green had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists against the Kings, becoming the first Warriors player with back-to-back triple-doubles since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964.
On December 11, Green became the first player since Nicolas Batum in 2012 to record five or more in all five major statistical categories. In just under 50 minutes of action, he recorded 24 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals and 5 blocks in a 124–119 double overtime win over the Boston Celtics, increasing their unbeaten winning streak to the start the season to 24–0. The following day, the Warriors’ unbeaten run was broken by the Milwaukee Bucks, losing their first game of the season 108–95 despite Green’s 24-point, 11-rebound effort. In their next game, on December 16, he recorded his fourth triple-double of the season with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 128–103 win over the Phoenix Suns.
2012-13 PANINI GOLD STANDARD ROOKIE JERSEY AUTO CARD #244
2011 Panini Natational Treasures Kenneth Faried/Draymond Green autograph
Career highlights and awards
2× NBA champion (2015, 2017)
2× NBA All-Star (2016, 2017)
All-NBA Second Team (2016)
All-NBA Third Team (2017)
NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2017)
3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2015–2017)
NBA steals leader (2017)
NABC National Player of the Year (2012)
Consensus first-team All-American (2012)
Big Ten Player of the Year (2012)
First-team All-Big Ten (2012)
2× Third-team All-Big Ten (2010, 2011)
Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2012)
Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year (2010)
Fourth-team Parade All-American (2008)
Representing United States Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team