The past three years Draymond Green has worked his way up and morphed into one of the most diversely skilled and valuable players in the NBA. He has an ability to defend multiple positions, be a rim protector, the conductor of the most beautiful offense the NBA has seen in years (with a kings ransom of talent around him) be a pick and roll maestro or finisher, knock down the three ball and be the emotional leader for the best team in the NBA.
Although not the master of the triple-double like Russell Westbrook (all hail Russ), he has been known to fill up a stat sheet and record a number of triple-doubles every season.
He recorded a triple-double combination that has never been seen in the 71 years of the NBA’s existence, he registered a triple-double without scoring 10 points.
A triple-double with only 4 pts?
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 11, 2017
Just looking at that tweet highlighting the triple-double and not including points looks incredibly foreign and off-putting. In the Warriors 122-107 win over the Grizzlies in Memphis Friday night, Green had 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals, five blocks and four points.
Yes his point total was the lowest of the five major statistical categories for the game.
Green was one steal away from tying the NBA record of 11, shared by Kendall Gill as a member of the New Jersey Nets in 1999, and Larry Kenon as a member of the San Antonio Spurs against the Kansas City Royals in 1976.
Draymond Green is 1 shy of tying the NBA record for steals in a game (11). Entering tonight, list of players with 10+ steals in a game: pic.twitter.com/o3WW5WdoQp
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) February 11, 2017
Green may record plenty more triple-doubles in his NBA career, but I highly doubt he will ever accomplish such a feat again without scoring 10 points as well, he is more likely to have a quadruple-double.