Draymond Green is trying to do the little things to make a difference for the Golden State Warriors.
“I never cared about stats, and I still don’t care,” said Green, who won the national player of the year award last year at Michigan State. “My goal is to have an impact on the game. Sometimes, you have the biggest impact by making plays that don’t show up in the stats. Those are the plays I live for.”
Green’s biggest hurdle is the travel the NBA schedule requires.
“The travel is unreal, and that’s the toughest adjustment I’ve had to make,” Green said. “Playing four games in five nights — one night here, one night there, one night somewhere else — happens all the time in the NBA. You have to fight through it.
“Playing the games has not been a major challenge for me, not like the travel.”