Green comes through loud and clear 

OAKLAND — With every passing game, every fourth-quarter stonewalling and outshining of a future Most Valuable Player, and every actions-speak-louder-than-words muscle-flex in front of 20,000 crazed devotees, one simple truth has risen to the surface in the playoffs amid a sea of East Bay noise.

The Draymond Jamal Green Revolution is reaching critical mass in America, growing in numbers, followers and cabinet members.

During Game 1 against the New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond announced his hopes and dreams to bring Green into the Motor City frontcourt, throwing potential tampering charges into the wind: “I want @Money23Green on my team ...”

Not to be outdone, there’s the ultimate Draymond enthusiast and longstanding loyalist, his mother Mary Babers-Green, who has recently doubled as instigator and hypewoman, her in-game chatter on Twitter the last two games rotating between calling out Quincy Pondexter and Monty Williams, encouraging the Dubs to get it going with her work day only five hours away, and telling microwave bench scorer Leandro Barbosa to eat more.

“Now you’ve seen what I’ve grown up with my entire life,” Green said Tuesday about his mother. “Everybody wonders why I talk junk. I was doomed from the day I walked into her household. She’s great. That’s where I get my competitive nature from.”

It’s a movement unlike anything the NBA has seen in the last decade — and one turning Warriors coach Steve Kerr into something of a chemist in deciding how much he plays the versatile, 25-year-old star from Saginaw, Mich.

“It’s a very scientific approach,” Kerr said Monday, when he asked how he manages Green’s minutes. “I ask Draymond if he’s tired, and if he says ‘No,’ I leave him in. And if he says ‘Yes,’ I leave him in.

“It’s hard to put into words what Draymond means to this team. He does everything. He’s a jack-of-all-trades, one of our leaders. And the guy who talks the most trash to the other team, to the refs, to his teammates, to me. He’s our lifeline.”

Consider the myths that the 6-foot-7 do-anything point forward-center is dispelling with his consistent reliability and flair for the dramatic, end-of-game theatre. Four-score performances — Green’s total made field goals in Game 2, part of his utilitarian 14-point, 12-rebound, five-assist, three-steal, two-3-pointers, one-block and plus-24 point differential box score don’t typically overshadow burgeoning MVPs or All-Stars of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson’s variety.

Four-year college seniors don’t make quality pros. Undersized posts don’t have a role in the Association. Role players who average 11 points per game don’t warrant max contracts. Great defense isn’t fun to watch.

Indeed, Green’s recent performances are driving stakes through the heart of each antiquated idea, with his seemingly unquantifiable brilliance and bravado, evidenced by leading the Warriors in point differential (plus-47 overall) in each of its two playoff victories while playing a team-high 84 minutes.

As the connective tissue of a defense that limited a Pelicans team to only nine field goals in one half — the New Orleans’ paltry output in the last 24 minutes of Game 2 — Green held future NBA poster child Anthony Davis to zero fourth-quarter buckets, only 48 hours removed from his 20 fourth-quarter points in Game 1. Where, of course, Davis was met by Green’s flexing fire, following an acrobatic and emphatic drive-and-finish that ran Golden State’s lead back to double digits at 101-91 with 1:39 left.

Sure, Kerr pulled Green aside during the ensuing timeout.

“He gave me a little game-time adjustment,” Green coyly said of his coach’s advice, before expanding on his own rationale in full.

Of course, recent NBA history is not littered with many players of Green’s flexible ilk, a unique, Liam Neeson-worthy set of skills positioning him as the post-modern, trash-talking and ever-smiling amalgam somewhere between Shane Battier and Magic Johnson.

Want to stop the Michigan State product’s singular blend of gritty, guard-anyone defense and savvy play-making from going national and viral? Good luck.

No doubt, the Draymond Green Revolution is a fast-growing, highly publicized family affair. And, of course, with Game 3 lurking Thursday, it’s a revolution that most definitely will be televised.

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