The Golden State Warriors’ season came to a disappointing end, complete with a first-round playoff exit and the firing of head coach Mark Jackson. But this 51-win team still had a good year, so it’s time to take a look back on the 2013-14 season and evaluate how everyone performed. We’ve already taken a look at backup point guard Steve Blake, defensive anchor Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes‘ disappointing sophomore campaign, Jordan Crawford‘s disappointing production off the bench,Marreese Speight’s average year and Jermaine O’Neal‘s time as an elite backup center. Today, we look at Draymond Green.
Green wasn’t the most aesthetically pleasing player to watch for the Dubs this season, but he had plenty of flashes of brilliance, especially when Jackson would give him more time in small-ball lineups. As one of the few players in the league who could guard positions 1-4, Green was a versatile defender who made all the hustle plays to make up for his lack of production in the scoring column. Here’s a look back at Green’s hidden value in 2013-14 and what he would do well to improve on next season.