Joe Lacob reveals wife pressured Warriors to draft Draymond Green

Drew Shiller

Draymond Green was the third player the Warriors selected in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Golden State took Harrison Barnes at No. 7 overall, Festus Ezeli at No. 30, and then Draymond at No. 35.

"It was a great three-headed draft with Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli, but Draymond proved to be one of the luckiest things to ever happen to us," Warriors owner Joe Lacob recently told Marcus Thompson of The Athletic. "Don't get me wrong. We all loved him in the draft. Loved him. His workout was legendary.

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"But we took a big risk thinking we could get him at No. 35 in the second round. And we scored. Great diligence by our staff. Great."

There's no way the Warriors win three titles in a five-year span without the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year.

And it turns out that Dub Nation has somebody from outside the front office to thank for picking the 6-foot-6 forward out of Michigan State.

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"Another funny anecdote - my fiancĂ©e at the time, Nicole, now my wife, pressured me incessantly about drafting him," Lacob added. "She hardly ever comes to draft workouts but did see Draymond.

"She loved him and still claims responsibility for us drafting him."

Nicole for the win!

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Joe Lacob reveals wife pressured Warriors to draft Draymond Green originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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