lead by example
Yeah Draymond debatably being the 2nd best player in a WCSF means nothing once you add context. That being, everyone outside of Steph was so fukking trash on at least one side of the ball it was impossible to sit him without everything falling a part . Draymond was a part of the basketball problem.Like I said, he was the 2nd-most important player on a WCSF team this year, so where does that put him?
I think he's elite because he's a top-5 most impactful defender in the league with an occasional argument for #1 and has critical value beyond that as well. Isn't that good enough for elite?
For what it's worth, ESPN, CBS Sports, The Ringer, and Bleacher Report all ranked him in the 30-45 range to start the season. Meaning that on average, most teams only have 1 guy better than him.
We give volume scorers a lot of shyt for giving up what they score. I wonder when casuals will realize these defense only players are just as bad.
If the Ringer told you Dame was a top 5 defender at his position, how would that change your perception of Dame?