Has Draymond Green surpassed LeBron James as the best all-around player in the NBA? One ESPN analyst contends that the Golden State Warriors star forward has at least matched the Cleveland Cavaliers ability to do many things on the floor and be considered among the most versatile players in the league.
Jemele Hill, a host for a “His & Hers” show on ESPN, claims that this year’s play of Draymond Green, particularly in the 2016 NBA Playoffs when the Warriors are without NBA MVP Stephen Curry, has given the Warriors forward the right to be compared to the versatility and great all-around play of LeBron James, who is considered the best player in the league overall.
Here are LeBron James and Draymond Green’s stats and averages in the regular season. James has the end in scoring but Green has the advantage in all other categories.
LeBron James – 25.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.6 blocks
Draymond Green – 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks
Here are LeBron James and Draymond Green’s stats and averages in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. James has the edge again in scoring but Green has the advantage in rebounds, assists and blocks.
LeBron James – 23.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 2.5 steals and 0.7 blocks
Draymond Green – 15.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.0 blocks
Is Hill correct in saying that LeBron James is not the most versatile and effective all-around player anymore in the NBA? Has Draymond Green surpassed the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar?
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