What thoughts does Green have on the meeting between Irving and Doncic?
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors talked about the Kyrie Irving trade to the Dallas Mavericks on his podcast ‘The Draymond Green Show’ on the 8th안전놀이터 (hereinafter Korean time).
Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic. Two guards with the best talent met. Facing a fourth team, Irving plays his first game in a Dallas uniform against the Clippers on the 9th.
While fans are watching the combination of the two players with interest, players who meet directly on the court are also watching the duo of Irving and Doncic. Draymond Green, one of the NBA’s most eloquent speakers and one of its best defenders, is no exception.
Green’s Golden State advanced to the final stage by beating Dallas relatively easily in the conference finals last year. However, if Irving meets Dallas again in the playoffs, he cannot guarantee victory. Green joked about the combination of Irving and Doncic, revealing his wariness.
“When Kyrie Irving was in Brooklyn, he had two of the best offensive talents in the NBA,” Green said. That’s it. I don’t like it.”
“Why I don’t like that trade? Irving and Doncic’s combination is really hard to stop and block. Irving is one of the best scorers, he can hit tough shots and he can shoot spot-up. And that’s what we do Knowing Doncic will find it, so from that point of view, I’m not happy with the situation. I don’t like the trade, because it will be really hard to stop.”
It might be the best combination on offense, but it could be a problem on defense. However, Green noted that Irving’s defense was improving more and more.
“I feel like he’s been trying to block more defensively lately in Irving’s career and he’s challenging against great guards, so if Irving continues to challenge great guards, that’s good enough,” Green said. Spencer Dinwiddie “I don’t think he was a better defender than Irving. And I’m not going to put Dinwiddie down, but he’s definitely not as offensive as Irving. Obviously, Dallas has been upgraded.”
What many are concerned about is that Dallas’ trade could end with Irving for half a year. Irving also expressed a position that he would not be in a hurry to extend his contract with Dallas.
“The downside of this trade is that Irving didn’t sign an extension,” Green said. But if I were the general manager of Dallas, I definitely needed to shake the game. Let’s see what happens.”
Irving blatantly expressed his dissatisfaction with Brooklyn at his first post-transfer press conference, garnering a lot of attention before playing in the game. How will Dallas and Irving’s partnership end?