ATHLETE: Draymond Green CATEGORY: Team SUBCATEGORY: Men's Basketball DESKTOP_ID: 5020769880001 MOBILE_ID: 5021706366001
One of the most polarizing American athletes, Green has been no stranger to controversy of late, from playoff incidents involving Steven Adams and LeBron James to a costly Finals suspension to his recent arrest on assault charges (for which Team USA opted not to punish him). Lost somewhat in all that was his crucial role for a historically good Warriors team, one that should translate well as Green makes his international senior debut. He’ll likely be a rotation staple for coach Mike Krzyzewski, and especially critical as a passer on on a team with fewer traditional playmakers. The talkative forward seems to always in the spotlight, one way or another, and that won’t change in Rio.