‘Candid’ Draymond Green subtly takes a dig at ex-teammate Kevin Durant while speaking highly of Kyrie Irving

Draymond Green compares the scoring threat of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

‘Candid’ Draymond Green subtly takes a dig at ex-teammate Kevin Durant while speaking highly of Kyrie Irving

Draymond Green feels it is easier to defend Kevin Durant than Kyrie Irving

Draymond Green played with Kevin Durant for three years with the Golden State Warriors. So, he knows firsthand how good the 6′ 11″ superstar was. However, Green praised Kyrie Irving in a unique way. Green did so while taking a subtle dig at his former teammate on his podcast.

Draymond Green spoke about the scoring threat of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on The Draymond Green Show. He discussed the left-handed floater Irving took to beat the Denver Nuggets at the buzzer.

Kyrie Irving is the scorer that everyone, the world thinks of Kevin Durant. There are something at times that you can do to Kevin, to make it a little tougher on him. Kyrie Irving, you can't do anything to make it hard on him. He is arguably the best finisher in the NBA.
Draymond Green via The Draymond Green Show

The Golden State Warriors superstar mentioned upsetting the rhythm of Kevin Durant if required. His height made it easier for opposing defenders to use their strength to get him off balance. Green has successfully defended against his former Finals MVP-winning teammate to confirm that point.

The comparison between the Phoenix Suns superstar and Mavericks star remains debatable. KD has hit multiple game-winners in the past. At the end of the day, Durant’s complicated relationship with Green may have prompted the Warriors star to make a sly jibe toward Durant.

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Draymond Green believes Kyrie Irving is the most skilled player

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green recently commented about Dallas Mavericks superstar Kyrie Irving. Often regarded as one of the most skilled players ever to play the game, Irving’s ability to score from any location on the court makes him dangerous. He can score with either hand, and his dribbling skills help him get out of any situation.

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving

All of this makes defending against Irving a nightmare. Add that to his lateral movement, and defenders will have a hard time keeping up with the former NBA Champion. Pointing to the clutch buzzer beater, Green said Irving scored with his left hand over the outstretched arm of the much bigger Nikola Jokic.

The Mavericks and Warriors have struggled this season to make it to the top 6 in the Western Conference. All signs suggest a possible battle in the Play-In Tournament. Only time will tell if Green can hold off Irving and make it to the playoffs

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