Draymond Green is taking a bit of a risk by giving the Phoenix Suns some display material early in the playoffs.
Green discussed the Suns on his “The Draymond Green Show” podcast, released Friday. The Golden State Warriors forward has suggested Devin Booker’s injury is a big deal for the Suns because combined with Chris Paul’s age, it gives the New Orleans Pelicans the two best players on the court at Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum.
“It’s a big loss for Phoenix. This loss gives New Orleans the best two players on the field, which is hard to overcome,” Green said of Booker’s injury. “No disrespect to CP. CP is 37. Personally, I don’t think CP will give you all that for 48 minutes straight at that age. He can give it to you in periods, but carry the load for 48 consecutive minutes game after game after game is a very difficult thing to do.
Green offers his unfiltered analysis here, for better or for worse. Many would disagree, especially with the idea that Paul is no longer capable of carrying a team. There’s also a risk here, as it’s entirely possible the Warriors and Suns will face off later in the playoffs.
Booker will be out for a while, but the Suns were able to secure a 2-1 series lead without him on Friday. They might just survive without him long enough that Green’s take isn’t relevant.