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Draymond first in NBA history to achieve statistical milestone

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Draymond first in NBA history to achieve statistical milestone

With his second block of the game against the Jazz Wednesday night, Draymond Green became the charter member a new statisical club.

He's the first player in the history of the NBA to tally at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocks in a single season.

Green added one more block in the Warriors' 103-96 overtime win over the Jazz to finish with three.

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Celtics forward Larry Bird came the closest to pulling off the feat when he finished the 1984-85 season with 98 blocks.

In 2008-09, Cavaliers forward LeBron James ended the season with 93 blocks.

In his fourth campaign, Green is having the best season of his career. He's averaging 13.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game.

It's been a tale of two seasons for Green. With Luke Walton serving as interim head coach for the first 43 games, he averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.4 assists, while shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the arc. Since Steve Kerr returned on Jan. 22, Green's numbers are down to 12.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists while shooting 28.1 percent from deep.

After Tuesday's win over Washington, Green addressed the difference.

"Believe it or not, going back to Coach Kerr from Luke, it was different," Draymond explained after the Warriors' 102-94 win over the Wizards on Tuesday night. "And you know, I'm like a, I'm like one of those guys that, I like sticking to what I do. So I get used to certain things and it takes me a little while to transition.

"It's crazy like, ya, was a lot of stuff different? No. But, at the same time it was still a little different for me. So, I had to adjust back to that as well."

What was different?

"Like I said, it wasn't huge differences, but there were some things that were a little different," Green added.

Like the style of coaching?

"Definitely that," Green answered. "I shoot a bad shot, I'm hearing from coach Kerr. I shoot a bad one with Luke, he might tell me when I come to the sideline like, "Ay, we can get a better one." You know, so, just a little different, but we're still doing a lot of the same stuff."

Report: Steph Curry went to Draymond Green's house to get his side of story

Report: Steph Curry went to Draymond Green's house to get his side of story

Programming note: Watch Thursday night's Warriors-Rockets game streaming live at 5pm PT on the MyTeams app.

Steph Curry was not in Los Angeles for the Warriors' game on Monday night. He was not on the floor at the end of regulation when Draymond Green and Kevin Durant said some things to each other that they both probably wish they could take back.

The two-time MVP did not make the trip because he stayed in the Bay Area to get treatment for his strained groin. So on Tuesday, he needed to get to the bottom of what happened in the time just before overtime started vs the Clippers.

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So what did Curry do exactly? Here are the details, from Marcus Thompson of The Athletic:

Durant has said he doesn’t want to lead anybody on. But Green is part of a contingent that believes Durant has a hand in creating the hype about his free agency, a tangential focus that detracts from their mission of winning a third straight title.

Myers and Kerr were made aware of Green’s concerns in their meeting. Green also shared them with Curry, who visited Green’s house before Tuesday’s game to get Green’s side, Curry’s efforts to repair the situation.

If you haven't been following "Warriors Twitter" -- in the last 36 hours there have been plenty of jokes made about how Curry doesn't accompany the team on one road trip and everything starts to fall apart.

Exhibit A:

Curry has missed the last three games and the Warriors have three more games this week -- at Houston Thursday, at Dallas on Saturday and at San Antonio on Sunday.

It should be a very interesting weekend in Texas...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors player: With what Draymond Green said, 'no way' Kevin Durant returns

Warriors player: With what Draymond Green said, 'no way' Kevin Durant returns

Programming note: Watch Thursday night's Warriors-Rockets game streaming live at 5pm PT on the MyTeams app.

Let's just say that things have been better between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. Right now, the relationship is in trouble.

We all know that the two got in a heated confrontation at the end of regulation on Monday night in Los Angeles, and as of late Tuesday night, they hadn't hashed out anything yet.

Durant will become an unresticted free agent in July and nobody has any idea what the two-time Finals MVP is going to do. But according to one anonymous Warriors player, things are not looking good for Golden State.

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“With what was said, there is already no way Durant is coming back,” a member of the team told Marcus Thompson of The Athletic. “The only hope is that they can say this summer, ‘See, KD. We’ve got your back. We protected you from Draymond.’"

Oh. OK.

Perhaps this is why Steph Curry said this prior to Tuesday's game vs the Hawks:

Through 15 games, the Warriors are 12-3 and in first place in the Western Conference. They are good enough to keep winning games as the parties involved try to sort through this serious predicament.

But as Thompson writes: "This isn’t a situation that will just blow over."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller