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Chriss believes Draymond could play PG for full NBA game

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Draymond Green celebrates with teammates

Although Marquese Chriss hasn't been on the court for most of the 2020-21 NBA season, he has had a first-hand look at Draymond Green's incredible passing ability, especially since he took over as the Warriors' starting center.

Chriss joined the NBC Sports Bay Area broadcast of the Warriors' matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, and said he believes Green could be a full-time point guard in the NBA.

"That's dope, I mean that's how he plays, he's unselfish. Steph obviously makes it easy when he's making all his shots, but that's just Draymond's game, he's a facilitator. I truthfully think he could run out here and be a point guard the full game and have a successful game," Chriss told Kelenna Azubuike and Bob Fitzgerald.

Draymond has been in some rare company with his astounding assist numbers in recent weeks, as Green and Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic are the only starting centers to record double-digit assists in five consecutive games.

Green already had seven assists in the Warriors' game when Chriss was asked about Draymond with about five and a half minutes left in the first half.

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As the Warriors deal with injuries to Chriss plus fellow centers Kevon Looney and James Wiseman, Green has started seven straight games at the position.

In that role, Green has been averaging 6.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 11.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.5 blocks per game going into Monday's matchup with Cleveland.

Steph Curry seems to be pretty locked in as the Warriors' starting point guard for the time being, but Green has been a fantastic distributor since taking over as the team's starting center.

 

Green's versatility will continue to be a major asset for the Warriors as we near the halfway point of the season.

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