Some lessons from Draymond Green on JJ Redick’s “Old Man and the Three”
- Your window isn’t closed: Okay this is more of a timing thing, but he admits to JJ Redick that he did think that the championship window closed. Klay has a major injury and you know that KD’s going to leave. You have a terrible losing season.
- You can be among the best in the world and not love what you’re doing: Draymond talks about how few people understand and love basketball in the NBA. (And he mentions Durant just absolutely loves basketball. He’ll watch 10 year olds play.)
- Behind Ja’s highlights are instincts showing high basketball IQ: We all love seeing Ja’s game winners and dunks. Even his missed dunks are great. But Draymond talks about how Ja is showing really high basketball IQ in how he plays.
- Clippers were front runners (but not JJ Redick): If we hit them in the mouth, they’ll fold. He doesn’t name people, but he does say JJ was one of the people who wouldn’t fold in those circumstances.
- Modern player empowerment began with The Decision: LeBron and team might’ve done some things differently with the announcement, but the decision to join the Heat was a good one. Players realized the negotiation power they have and the platforms that they have.