Oscar Robertson critical of Warriors’ Draymond Green
Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson has been critical of the Golden State Warriors during the 2015–16 season, and took a shot at Draymond Green during an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio Thursday.
The former point guard with the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks first made news in February when he attributed Stephen Curry’s three-point shooting ability with a lack of defense in the NBA today.
“[Curry] has shot well because of what’s going on in basketball today,” he said. “In basketball today, it’s almost like if you can dunk or make a three-point shot, you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread ... there have been some great shooters in the past ... but here again, when I played ... if you shot outside and hit it, the next time I’m going to be up on top of you. I’m going to pressure you with three-quarters, half-court defense. But now they don’t do that. These coaches do not understand the game of basketball, as far as I’m concerned.”
Now, Robertson said that he believes Green has only been successful because he has Curry and Klay Thompson as his teammates.
Oscar Robertson to SiriusXM: "I think (Draymond Green) can do certain things because of what Thompson and Curry has been doing all yr long."— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) May 26, 2016
Robertson also stated that Green does not have the work ethic to be successful.
Oscar Robertson to SiriusXM: "Green's a good player, but he does not have the abil to go over & above what he needs to do to be successful."— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) May 26, 2016
Green was chosen for his first All-Star game in 2016 after averaging 14.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in the regular season.