Draymond Green Catches Upside Down Klay Thompson, Saves His Life (Video)

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People are kicking around Draymond Green‘s name as a frontrunner for Defensive Player of the Year. I’m not sure if this clip from last night’s game supports that line of thinking, but it sure shows some quick reactions by the outspoken Warriors player.

Klay Thompson defended the rim against a Tristan Thompson drive, only to find himself inadvertently upended while airborne. Fortunately, Draymond was there to catch Klay in mid-air, then hold onto him for quite some time, keeping the star player from crashing to the floor either head-, elbow-, or shoulder-first.

Save of the game? Considering it was pretty lopsided in the back half, I’d say anything that kept Klay Thompson intact and injury free was a bigger move than any play on the ball.


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