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Draymond Green calls DeMarcus Cousins ‘best big man in the game, hands down’

The last time we checked in on the DeMarcus Cousins-Draymond Green relationship, Cousins was leading Team USA’s jokes about Green’s revealing Snapchat snafu.

Green was far more cordial when asked about Cousins after the Warriors’ win over the Kings yesterday.

Green on Cousins, via CSN Bay Area:

He’s incredible. He can score the ball.

I think DeMarcus is the best center in the game. I think a lot of times, people try to – a lot of times, people don’t give him that credit. And a part of it is they try to downplay his status because of his reputation or getting technical fouls or things like that.

He is the best big man in the game, hands down.

And it’s always interesting to watch, interesting to play against, interesting to play with. Because he’s so incredibly talented. He’s skilled. He can shoot the 3 now. Over the last couple years, he’s added that to his game. He’s always really had the mid-range. He’s taking guys off the dribble, he’s pushing to full-court, getting to the hole, getting and-ones, just going to the post. I mean, he’s dominant, and he’s an incredible player. And he continues to get better year-in and year-out, regardless of what credit people try to take take from him or try not to necessarily give him.

He’s the best five. He’s the best center in the game, the best big man in the game, period.

Best big man in the NBA? Maybe.

Hands down? No.

Cousins is in the mix with Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol and Rudy Gobert. I’d lean toward Davis, but you could credibly argue any of the four.