That was some night on Wednesday night. Draymond Green was even tweeting about it in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
Most notably, Green teamed up with rookie phenom James Wiseman for an end-to-end play that went viral, as Wiseman scored a career-high 25 points off the bench in Golden State’s 123-111 win over the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
First of all, here’s the play, to refresh your memory or simply just to watch it again.
And here’s Green’s reaction when a Twitter user mentioned him in and Wiseman and the play everyone was talking about.
One could notice the time stamp and say that Green should get some sleep because the Warriors play the Suns on Thursday to complete a back-to-back for Golden State. But I’ll reserve my judgement until I watch Green and the rest of the team play in Phoenix.
Note that Green directed the praise right to Wiseman, then second overall pick in this year’s draft, pointing out that Wiseman was looking for the ball. As The Athletic’s Anthony Slater said in his above tweet, Green makes a point to look for Wiseman, as well. Green is also looking for a $300 million payday for Wiseman, but thankfully for owner Joe Lacob, those negotiations are still far off in the distance.
But this is a truly special circumstance for Golden State. Not all has gone will over the last two seasons, notably back-to-back season ending injuries for star guard Klay Thompson. But the Warriors were rewarded with Wiseman, and he has multiple hall of famers, led by Green and guard Stephen Curry, to school him in the championship arts.
And Green knows that in he’s to win an other title before he retires, the Warriors need some “[expletive] studs.” He’s got that and more in Wiseman. The two, along with the rest of the team, will try for more highlight-level plays and a win on Thursday night against the Suns, as they go for their third straight victory.
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