Draymond Green And Hassan Whiteside Aggressively Debate Small Ball On Twitter

08.26.15 4 years ago
Draymond Green, Hassan Whiteside

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The Golden State Warriors only really figured out the LeBron James-heavy Cavs when they decided to insert Andre Iguodala into the starting lineup, and slide Draymond Green over to center, with Andrew Bogut the odd man out. Their small-ball lineup effectively brought them a Finals win, and it was one of Steve Kerr’s more devastating lineups during the season, too.

So, it makes sense that Draymond Green would respond when Miami’s young force on the block, Hassan Whiteside sent a tweet casting aspersions on the use of small ball in the contemporary NBA.

https://twitter.com/youngwhiteside/status/636345469757558784

https://twitter.com/money23green/status/636377350633037824

Whiteside followed up his tweet in the early-morning hours today, when he mentioned how undersized centers — like Green — must rely on a double when they’re stuck one-on-one on the block against players, presumably of Whiteside’s ilk.

https://twitter.com/youngwhiteside/status/636457030195134465

And when one fan pointed out to Green on Twitter that Whiteside averaged more points per game last season, Green politely let him know that he’s not Golden State’s primary scorer.

https://twitter.com/Money23Green/status/636397282485739521

Regardless of who won this tepid Twitter back-and-forth, Green’s right.

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