Vertical Pod with Woj: Draymond Green

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Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green is the latest guest on The Vertical Podcast with Woj.

Green discusses trying to harness his professional and personal volatility, his recruitment of Kevin Durant, and his surprising Team USA benching in the Olympics.

Green also talks about his obsession with becoming the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year, the 2016 NBA Finals loss to Cleveland, and the power that players possess in building NBA super teams.

2:51: Green being a natural fit for the Oakland Raiders.

4:19: Playing in the Green-White football game at Michigan State and Tom Izzo’s excitement for him playing.

9:42: The reaction of NFL players to the guaranteed contracts signed by NBA players last summer.

12:57: The flawed logic of why college athletes aren’t paid.

18:31: The Warriors’ strong start after adding Kevin Durant, including the value of losing on opening night to the Spurs.

21:49: Green’s pursuit of the Defensive Player of the Year award.

27:00: How much of being a great defensive player is mental?

30:48: Green’s role as the emotional leader of the Warriors and finding the right balance of how far to push the envelope.

38:13: How long did the Finals loss sting?

39:50: Green’s reaction to Durant’s decision to join the Warriors.

42:44: Green’s recruitment of Durant throughout last season and over the summer.

45:26: The power NBA players have to decide where they play.

47:10: Green’s role diminishing over the course of the Rio Olympics.

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