'16 Draymond Green amethyst card
92 Overall
  • 84 INS
  • 83 OUT
  • 83 PLY
  • 85 ATH
  • 96 DEF
  • 93 REB

Lockdown Defender

Written by Blimpy

This card is an absolute gem. If you're having trouble with domination, put Dray on the other teams best player and watch him put the clamps on him. If I didn't have him, I never would have beaten fantasy domination.

Bought for: Pulled in a box

Strengths:

  • Defense: Can slow down 1-5 and completely dominates wings and stretch 4's. His high lateral quickness keeps him in front of most guards and high strength keeps him from getting pushed around in the paint.
  • Rebounding: Pulls down a lot of boards for someone his size, especially if you play him at the 3 to guard someone like LeBron. His gold break starter badge means he can turn a rebound into an assist easily.
  • Strength: If you play him at the 3 or even the 4, chances are he is stronger than his defender. Back them down to the rim and score with a post move or...
  • Passing: Use his passing skill to kick out to a shooter on the perimeter when he draws the double in the post. He is a great playmaker as far as non-point guards go. Don't be afraid to run some plays through him, he also has the gold Dimer badge.
  • Spot-up shooting: He has gold catch and shoot and pick and pop badges with mid-80's open shot ratings. His release is kind of slow but if he has space he is money off the catch.

Weaknesses:

  • Athleticism: He isn't exactly slow with 84 speed, but his vertical leaves a lot to be desired. While his rebounding is great, he definitely needs to box out or have better positioning to get the board. He isn't going to pull them down if he has equal positioning with Kareem or another actual big man.
  • Size: At 6'7" he is the same height as Dennis Rodman. Rodman was also a great defender and one of the GOAT rebounders, but he achieved those titles in spite of his size. The same goes for Draymond. You have to play smart with Draymond to make up for his size.

Recommended Strategy: Defending their best player 6'9" or shorter (I like to put him on LeBron or Magic), posting up guards and wings, quality bench player if your starters are all Diamond or above.

Use if: You want a "jack of all trades, master of defense" on your squad.

Don't use if: You want a dominant scorer or pure post player.

Bottom Line: Great as long as you don't put him on a 7 footer.


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