He may or may not end up in the Hall of Fame, like his teammates Steph Curry and Kevin Durant certainly will. He doesn't splash 3-pointers like Curry and Klay Thompson. But anyone who knows a thing about the Golden State Warriors knows Draymond Green is the team's heart and soul.
The 6-foot-7 do-it-all forward literally does it all. He can put up 20 points if the team needs it, but more often than not he's the guy that does everything else so Curry, Durant and Thompson can score all the Dubs' necessary points. A former NBA Defensive Player of the Year, a 5-time All-Defensive Team member and a former steals leader, Green also lead the team with 9.9 rebounds per game, 8.2 assists per game, and a countless number of IPGs -- intangibles per game. If an extra pass needs making, Green makes it. If a teammate needs a talking to, Green's the one that does the talking.
In short, Green is the smartest and most competitive player on the most successful team of his era, and ahead of his fifth straight NBA Finals appearance, he shared the mindset that he carries onto the court each night.
"Before you can ever reach anything, you have to believe it," Green said. "You don't just mistakenly become great at something. You probably at one time believed that you can be great at that, and you reached that greatness. But you don't mistakenly become great. And then you start to believe, 'Oh, man. I'm great at that.' No, you believed that before and you worked to get that."