On vacation in Jamaica, and while he was relaxing by the pool, JaMychal Green had the good idea to answer his phone when it started ringing, otherwise he could have missed a great opportunity.
At the other end of the line, it was Steve Kerr who decided to try his luck to convince the former interior of the Nuggets to join Golden State.
The Warriors coach has obviously been convincing since the former Chorale de Roanne player, who seemed to have another choice in mind before this phone call, quickly signed up with Golden State after negotiating his buyout from Oklahoma City, where he was sent at the end of the season.
“He told me that the Warriors were interested, that they wanted me to be there, to be part of the program,” he said during his introductory press conference. “After talking to him, I couldn’t say no to him. I was thinking about the franchise and what they’ve built here, and how I would love to be a part of it.”
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The interior then called Draymond Green, whom he knows well having played with him in AAU, just to celebrate their future reunion.
“He was just enthusiastic. We both know what we bring, and we had a good conversation about everything and it made it easy for me to come here”added JaMychal Green, who plans to draw inspiration from Draymond’s work to solidify the Warriors’ racquet. “You just have to play hard. Be a dog, do the dirty work, help Draymond do the dirty work, put shots and defend”.
For JaMychal Green, his arrival at Golden State is far from being a culmination. It’s even the opposite, the opportunity is unique and it all starts now!
“Coming here, you can’t rest, be satisfied or anything. You come to work constantly and to progress. It’s something I need to be around. To be surrounded by the type of players who have won titles and who have this leadership. They have everything here. Andre Iguodala is also a leader. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond. I can’t wait to play with these guys”.
|2014-15 *||All Teams||24||7||57.4||0.0||80.0||0.8||1.1||1.9||0.2||1.0||0.2||0.6||0.2||2.6|
|2018-19 *||All Teams||65||21||48.3||40.3||79.2||1.6||4.7||6.3||0.8||3.0||0.7||1.3||0.5||9.4|