Draymond Green can do everything. The versatile Golden State Warriors All-Star can score, can pass, can rebound, and can defend. And, apparently, can help out in the front office.
Over the offseason, Green partook in something that normally doesn’t feature many active players: The Warriors draft process. Green was around for numerous pre-draft workouts, spent valuable time with the organization’s draft team, and was in the war room when the 2018 NBA Draft took place.
So how did it all come to be? In an outstanding interview with The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, Green talked about the opportunity, and how much he got out of it.
“This year, things worked out where I was here,” Green said. “And it was something … it was good to see from the other side, the thought process, everything that goes into drafting players, the research that goes into us. I don’t know where my life goes after my career, but that was a valuable experience.”
Green went on to discuss the war room experience, saying, “When you’re in that situation, you pick 28 and especially a team coming off a championship, you got teams calling trying to get that pick, some teams calling to see if you want to trade up. It’s also interesting to see how many conversations were had and how many things fall through immediately.”
In the interview, Green touched on a number of other topics, including understanding how the league operates, his desire to stay with the Warriors, and how he views contract negotiations. It’s well worth the read.