Draymond Green is known throughout the league as one of the best defenders in the NBA. He loves that side of the game, has great hands, he’s undersized at the PF but he’s strong and he reads the game spectacularly well. He won the defensive player of the year award in 2018 and will probably win the award again before his career ends.
He also shows respect to another great defender in the NBA; Kawhi Leonard. Leonard is a 2-time DPOY and the best 1 on 1 defender in the league. He’s very athletic, has a long wingspan and has huge hands that he uses expertly well to grab steals and contest shots.
When asked about who else in the NBA is in the same class as himself Green said of Kawhi, “I got mad respect for him, but I think I’m the best. If you want my honest opinion, there’s no one in the category with me but Kawhi.”
Kawhi is having a great season so far with Toronto. The Raptors are 7-1 thanks to Kawhi and he looks completely over the injury that stopped him playing the majority of last season. Kawhi is actually my front-runner for the MVP this season given that he’s averaging 27 points and 8 rebounds a night on above 50% for the field and 44% from the 3 point line.