Tuesday January 5th, 2016

The Golden State Warriors already have an NBA MVP on their roster.

Draymond Green is making his case to appear on the ballot this year.

Green recorded his third straight triple double of the season Monday by recording 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in a 111–101 win over the Hornets. The forward became only the 15th player in NBA history to record three straight triple doubles.

The victory improved Golden State’s record to 32–2. Guard Stephen Curry returned from a shin contusion and scored 30 points in 32 minutes.

Green has improved drastically since entering the league as a second-round pick. And after exploding onto the scene last season, the former Michigan State star has only progressed while playing under the security of a long-term deal this season. Green epitomizes the Warriors’ ethos on the court—he always makes the right play, he can hit threes and (this is a major key) he can shift between any position.

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Green’s continued dominance, along with the return of Harrison Barnes on Monday, gives credence to the thought that Golden State can challenge the Bulls’ record of 72 wins in a season. Everything beautiful about Green and the Warriors’ game was on display Monday: the selflessness, the depth and most importantly, the brilliance.

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