How high is Draymond Green's ceiling?

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This is perhaps the silliest question that anyone has ever raised on GSoM. You see, the ceiling on Green’s house is exactly 8 feet high, which is the standard for ceilings. Draymond is 6’7". Therefore, if I use my simple cowboy math, Draymond Green can safely grow another 16 inches without hitting the ceiling. But if you’re looking at the word "ceiling" from a metaphorical perspective (i.e., how much further can he improve as a professional basketball player), then you’re asking the wrong guy. I have no clue, but perhaps the more knowledgeable posters here can give it a shot. And since I now have your attention, then I’d like to give it a shot.

Is that Magic?

But first, some context. Last season, I wrote a Fan Post comparing Draymond Green to Magic Johnson. As expected, most did not agree with me, but a fair number of our members didn’t wince, and perhaps history has proven them right for indulging me in such an outlandish comparison. But what seems outlandish to me now is just how well Draymond Green has continued to exceed my wildest expectations. And here is what I mean by that:

Draymond Green’s meteoric progress from year to year

Lawyers often use the term, Res Ipsa Loquitur. It means that the act speaks for itself. Similarly, Draymond Green’s numbers during his career with GSW also speak for themselves:

2012-13: FG%: .327 3P%: .209 2P%: .368 eFG%: .354 TRB: 3.3 Points PG: 2.9

2013-14: FG%: .407 3P%: .333 2P%: .449 eFG%: .467 TRB: 5.0 Points PG: 6.2

2014-15: FG%: .443 3P%: .337 2P%: .523 eFG%: .516 TRB: 8.2 Points PG: 7

2015-16: FG%: .490 3P%: .388 2P%: .551 eFG%: .696 TRB: 9.5 Points PG: 14.0

This steady and sustained progress is simply mind-blogging (yes, typo intended), and it makes me wonder: How high is the ceiling for Draymond Green?

But wait, Parv! You failed to mention Draymond's multiple triple doubles and his numerous assists! Actually, I did not forget these. For starters, Green has caused me to have double vision, and I'm not happy about that. Second, we already know about his assists. Didn't he assist his Alma Mater by donating $3M? And hasn't he been assisting Ron Harper in coping with his depression after the Dubs beat the Bulls' record?

And if you're still not convinced, then listen to what one of our members, Euclidite, had to say:

Draymond Green:

  • In the OT game vs the Thunder, Green became the first player to record 14 rebounds, 14 assists, 6 steals, and 4 blocks in a single game since the NBA began recording those stats. He did this while not making a single shot, showing how many different ways he has to impact a game.

  • Green's 13 triple doubles are the most for a forward since Grant Hill also had 13 in 1996-97.

  • Green finished with a league leading 1072 +/-. Curry (1022) and Thompson (837) were second and third, towering over the fourth place mark (Leonard at 653). Green and Curry are the only players to top 1000 since the NBA began tracking this stat.

  • Draymond Green is the first player in NBA history to record 700 rebounds, 500 assists, 100 steals, and 100 blocks in a single season.

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!