Portland Trail Blazers

Draymond Green is a big fan of Gary Trent, Jr.

Portland Trail Blazers

Gary Trent, Jr. is a dog on the court and we're here for it!

The second-year shooting guard out of Duke has gotten on the court with his fearless commitment to defense and doesn't back down from anybody. Not even NBA's superstars. 

And now, more people are taking notice.

Trent went toe-to-toe with Donovan Mitchell in February, which prompted double technicals and a postgame rant from the Jazz point guard. 

It prompted Trent to respond. 

“It’s the truth," Trent said in February after his encounter with Mitchell. "I honestly feel like I am a dog on the court. Off the court I’m nice, I’m lovable, I joke around. But in between the lines, it’s go time.”

He was fearless then, and he's even more of a dog now. 

On Friday, Gary Trent, Jr.'s defensive intensity, according to head coach Terry Stotts, got the Trail Blazers back in the game. 

 

"I’ve really been impressed with his defense this season," Stotts said. "He’s really locked in and taking a lot of pride into it." 

Coming into the league, Trent hung his hat on his defense, knowing it was the quickest way for a young player on an established team to get on the court. 

Now, other people around the league are taking notice, including Golden State's Draymond Green. 

You have to respect the call-out from Green. He's a former Defensive Player of the Year and three-time NBA All-Defensive First Team recipient. 

He would know!

Social media agrees: 

https://twitter.com/Priscillajohans/status/1236137873696415744?s=20

Gary Trent, Jr. will have another opportunity to bring that bulldog mentality to the court Saturday night at home vs. the Sacramento Kings.