Draymond Green is one of the best defensive players in the league. He is well-known for being the anchor of the Warriors' defense and their de facto playmaker on the offensive end.
There's no doubt that Draymond Green has a lot of strengths in his game that are useful to a contending team. However, one of his biggest weaknesses is his scoring. He notably averaged 14.0 PPG during the 2015-16 season, but his scoring has declined since then.
Reddit user maskingeffect has recently revealed that Draymond Green's last game, with 30 or more points, was Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Since then, Green has not scored more than 25 points in a game, with a 25-point performance against the Phoenix Suns in 2018:
Draymond Green's last game, with 30 or more points, was Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Since then he has not scored more than 25 points in a single game, including regular season and playoffs.
Heard on the The Hoop Collective. Scored exactly 25 in 2018.
There is no doubt that there are times when fans can get frustrated with Draymond Green not looking to score. Coach Steve Kerr has even stated that the best version of Draymond Green is one that takes on 3PT shots and trash talks the opponent.
“The best version of Draymond, you guys know this, is when somebody leaves him wide open, he makes a 3, he races over in front of the opponents’ bench and screams, ‘You better guard me.’ And then he might add an expletive or two."
With that being said, Draymond Green isn't a primary offensive option on the Golden State Warriors currently, so they don't need him to focus on scoring. However, they do need Draymond Green to knock down shots when they matter, and he's been doing a solid job of that during these playoffs.
The Golden State Warriors could potentially win another championship this season if they beat the Boston Celtics. Draymond Green's defense will be crucial to that happening, and we'll see how he performs in Game 3 in Boston.