On January 18th, , in Stephen-A-Smith’s podcast, Warriors forward Draymond Green talked about the team’s loss of two important rotation players, Payton Jr. and Porter Jr., during the offseason last year.
“Of course I don’t like this feeling, and I still feel sad because Payton Jr. joined another team,” Green said frankly, “First of all, you and him have developed a friendship, but this kind of separation is annoying.
“But in the NBA, everyone has their own life, you still keep in touch, but it’s nothing compared to the feeling of being together every day.”
“Gary Payton is also a lob threat, he can cut from the corner and he’s in dunk position like a seven-footer, and if you lob the ball to him, he can jump vertically and
Grabbing the ball, people don’t realize how hard it is, how athletic it takes to do it. And the way he contributes to our offense with random cuts, people don’t understand his value,” Green added