Draymond Green Endorses Victor Wembanyama For DPOY

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There aren’t many players in the NBA that know what it takes to be successful on the defensive end of the court than Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green. Green’s resume speaks for itself, as he has earned several accolades for his defensive performance.

He was named Defensive Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season and led the NBA in steals that season. Green has been selected to the All-Defensive Team eight times in his career, providing incredible versatility on that end of the court.

There was a point during his career when Green was considered one of the best defenders in the NBA. Capable of defending all five positions on the court, Green provided head coach Steve Kerr with a ton of flexibility when it came to lineup decisions as he knew he could match up with anyone on the opposing team and find success.

This season, there has been some debate about who should take home the Defensive Player of the Year award. Rudy Robert of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been the betting favorite to take the award home for the fourth time in his career.

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However, on his tail is San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama. What Wembanyama is accomplishing in his first season in the NBA has to worry other franchises around the league as he is already a star.

Alas, some people believed that his inclusion in the DPOY race was wrong. Originally, Green was one of those people. But, during a recent episode of his podcast, he revealed that his tune has changed and Wembanyama, in his opinion is a legitimate candidate.

“I lied… Wemby should be the Defensive Player of the Year,” Green said on his podcast, via The Volume on X.

Wembanyama has as strong of an argument as anyone to take home some hardware this season. He is leading the NBA with 3.6 blocks per game and 245 total. His presence on the defensive end of the court is an intimidating one, as Green detailed in the clip from his podcast.

The way he impacts the game is rare for a rookie, especially a rookie big man. Normally their adjustment to the NBA takes some time, but Wembanyama has hit the ground running. While he may not win the award this season, it is only a matter of time until he starts racking up the accolades and trophies.

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