Draymond Green has been one of the best defensive players in the game over the past three seasons and was asked about how he cultivates his instincts.
"Definitely. It’s film, but even more than just film, it’s just being a student of the game," said Green.
"I watch basketball all day every day. So when I’m watching the games, I watch it–I just enjoy watching basketball–but when I’m watching other people play, I’m really just watching as a student trying to figure different things out.
"You tend to figure out guys’ moves, you figure out their go-to moves, you figure out their tendencies; if this happens, what they like to do in certain situations.
"And then also, while playing them, you just kind of get a feel of what they’re doing that night. So as the game goes on, it gets easier and easier to defend someone, because you know what they’re going to."
Green was also asked if there's any similarities in his defense to an NFL player.
"It is, it is. It’s definitely that," said Green.
"Like a free safety, where you’re just roaming, you’re kind of watching the quarterback’s eyes, you’re just reading the whole situation. It’s definitely that.
"And probably because I love football, I love watching football. It’s definitely more of a free safety type mentality, for sure."