Atlanta Hawks: 4 Positives and Negatives of Potential Draymond Green Trade

Draymond Green Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Negative: Offense

Draymond Green had one of his worst offensive seasons in 2018-19 for a Warriors team that seemed to be sleepwalking its way through the regular season. Can you blame them? When you’ve gone to four straight NBA Finals (and will likely get to a 5th), a little complacency is commonplace.

However, Green’s offensive numbers (per Basketball Reference) dwindled at an alarming rate and he posted his lowest offensive box plus/minus (-1.4) and lowest offensive win shares (1.1) since his second season. Beyond that, he posted a career-high 26.8 turnover percentage, which is particularly concerning for an Atlanta Hawks team that led the NBA in turnovers.

Draymond’s rebounding rates, both on defense (20.8%) and in total (12.4%) fell from last season, with that total rebound rate falling to a career-low – tied with his rookie year.

The Atlanta Hawks also love to shoot three-pointers, and they expect their big men to be able to step out and hit them too – as both Dewayne Dedmon and Alex Len did throughout the season. Green only attempted 165 triples throughout the year (the second-lowest total of his career), and he shot a career-low 28.5 percent on those shots (not counting his rookie year when he only attempted 67).