Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
You don't think of an NBA center as someone much shorter than 6'9" or 6'10", but 6'7" Draymond Green may be busting that stereotype this season.
He's only played 14 percent of his possessions at the 5 this season, but those possessions are when the Golden State Warriors are at their best.
The Warriors' so-called "lineup of death" consists of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Green. It's been on the floor for 149 minutes this season, outscoring opponents by 50.3 points per 100 possessions in that time.
That's the best net rating of any lineup with at least as many minutes, and second place isn't close. The Toronto Raptors' lineup of Kyle Lowry, Cory Joseph, Terrence Ross, Patrick Patterson and Bismack Biyombo is plus-22.2.
Golden State's otherworldly dominance with Draymond at the 5 is largely a product of Green's defensive versatility. Few, if any, 6'7" players in the league can legitimately defend any position, including 7'0"-plus centers.
And on the other end, Green is equally as versatile, leading all players his height or taller in assists per game at 7.4.