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Draymond Green's moment with Nikola Jokić after shredding his defense on TV


Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is known for his ability to make great reads on both ends of the floor. Recently, Draymond has applied these talents off the court when making appearances on basketball analysis shows such as TNT's Inside the NBA. Green is one of the most respected players in the NBA, so when he speaks, people listen. The moment that put Draymond on the map as an analyst was his breakdown of Nikola Jokić's defense.

“I was very critical of him. He came up to me the following year. He said something along the line of like 'I saw what you said about my defense or something. You're right, or I appreciate it.

Draymond Green, The Draymond Green Show

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The reigning MVP has never been known for his defense, but it's not entirely his fault, as Nikola's lack of athleticism makes it challenging to make certain defensive plays against some of the greatest athletes in the world. Nevertheless, this is not an excuse when you're as good as Jokić. Next time he saw Draymond, the Serb had something interesting to say to the three-time NBA champion “I've gotten better.”

It's hard to say whether he really has improved or not, as nothing has drastically changed in terms of his physique or athleticism. However, like Draymond, Jokić has improved his ability to make rotations and be cognizant of them. The Joker gives a much more consistent effort on the defensive end and, despite lacking offensive support with so many teammates out. Jokić has the Denver Nuggets competing with the best teams in the NBA with some good old-fashioned team ball on both ends of the floor. Apparently, Draymond agrees.

"You've 100% gotten better. I have been watching you this year"

Draymond Green, The Draymond Green Show

This is the side of Draymond Green that many fans overlook. Beneath the pesky but passionate competitor lies a player who truly loves the game and enjoys sharing knowledge with those who wish to receive it. It seems as if Draymond is positively affecting his young Warriors teammates, but through his presence as a member of the media, he is helping improve the games of MVP-caliber players like The Joker.

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