Draymond Green Gets Brutally Honest About Lakers’ Austin Reaves

Draymond Green Gets Brutally Honest About Lakers’ Austin Reaves

Austin Reaves has been one of the few bright spots for the Los Angeles Lakers so far in their series against the Denver Nuggets.

Whereas LeBron James has looked quite old and Anthony Davis has been inconsistent, Reaves at times has looked at L.A.’s best player.

This has been a reoccurring theme throughout the 2023 NBA playoffs.

They have really served as a coming out party of sorts for Reaves. Even his girlfriend has become an international sensation.

Last week, Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green offered his blunt thoughts on Reaves as a basketball player during his podcast. Specifically, he talked about how the 24-year-old earned his respect during their second-round series.

“Austin Reaves, man, a guy who got off to a slow start in this series, finished with 23 and I think for the last three-four games maybe he played well,” Green said.

“He earned my respect. Definitely earned my respect. Competing at the level that he competed at throughout this series. These lights get bright, we’ve seen guys these playoffs say these lights get too bright, and they get too bright for a lot of people. It didn’t start off great and that’s a guy who’s up for a contract…

“For the series to not start off great for him and for him to stick with it and have the impact that he had on the series said a lot to me. You see so many guys that just shrink in these moments and don’t live up to the moment. If I’m not mistaken, this is the first time playing at this level as far as the playoffs and making runs, looked like he fit right in, so I take my hat off to him.”

As evidenced by his recent prediction for the Lakers’ series against the Nuggets, Green is a guy who calls it how he sees it.

If he has this sort of effusive praise for Reaves, it’s because he means it.

How does Green feel about how thoroughly Reaves and the Lakers have been wrecked by Denver in the Western Conference Finals? That is probably a topic he will cover on his podcast in the coming days.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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