Draymond’s ability to effectively guard either post players or swingmen, along with his keen passing sense and surprising accuracy from deep, is what makes Golden State such a difficult matchup. It’s laughable to think of him as small, but when teams are forced to eschew their centers to matchup, he suddenly becomes much larger than such strategy would presume. He’ll inhale rebounds and drive with impunity. In the rare case that a player can even combat him in the paint, their efforts are often in vain when he begins tossing treys with the rest of his teammates.
He’s taken the third-most three-pointers on the team by a wide margin and by that volume is also its third-most accurate marksman. He has twice as many rebounds as anyone not named Andrew Bogut and almost a 100 more assists than Curry. He’s closer to a triple-double average than anyone in the league, despite a usage percentage well below such ball dominant players as LeBron James or Russell Westbrook. In short, if Curry is what makes the Warriors unprecedented, Draymond might be what makes them unbeatable.