Draymond Green vs Rudy Gobert
Although Rudy Gobert won’t be playing in this year’s Finals, it will still be interesting for Jazz fans to watch how Draymond Green does in the Finals. Green and Gobert, along with Kawhi Leonard, were named the three finalists for the Defensive Player of the Year.
And although voting has already taken place for this award, the winner won’t be revealed until the NBA has its first ever awards show shortly after the draft. Therefore, it will be fun for Jazz fans to watch Draymond Green defend LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and see how he compares to the Stifle Tower.
Green claims that in today’s world of basketball it’s more important to limit your opponent’s threes rather than taking away dribble penetration and inside shots. Gobert claims that when he protects the rim he is impacting all five of his opponents at the same time defensively.
Draymond will get a chance to prove what he does best, as Cleveland is a scorching hot three-point shooting team (second best three point percentage in the regular season), featuring six players that shoot 40 percent or better from three. Not only that, but they have LeBron James, one of the greatest ever at slashing to the rim and collapsing defenders, leaving guys wide open on the perimeter.
If Green fails to stop Cleveland from a 3-point barrage, Jazz fans will surely be mad if he does end up winning Defensive Player of the Year over Gobert.