every season Seth Parteno of The Athletic and former director of basketball research for Milwaukee Bucks It collects its ranking of the best NBA players. Due to the Golden State Warriors Dominance in the last decade, the multiple members of their rotation usually appear in a prominent layering system.
In repeating the Partheno ranking in 2023, Draymond Green It is placed in row 3B. In terms of numbers, that means the Warriors’ versatile forward is somewhere in the NBA’s top 40 players. Green recently signed A A four-year, $100 million contract He will remain in Golden State until the last stage of his career.
“The season ahead may mark the last push for Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Draymond Green as top-40 players,” Parteno wrote. Between injuries (Middleton and Green), loss of shooting confidence (Green) and signs of declining athleticism (Holiday made less than 20 percent of his attempts from 3 feet for the first time in his career, with (marginal. down by a third over the past two seasons), last year was a bit of a concern. “With all three having a full summer to recover, they can certainly maintain their status, but it’s something to watch out for.”
Green of course The impact is not limited to the box score. That makes ranking his contribution to Golden State’s success a little more difficult. Still, the Warriors have several players in the top 50, which bodes well for their championship hopes next season.