Green was selected with the 35th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Though he played in 79 games during his rookie campaign, his court time was sporadic, and he finished the regular season having logged an average of 13.4 minutes per contest. Green contributed per-game averages of 2.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists for the Warriors. He shot 32.7 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from the free-throw line. Green's minutes jumped to 18.6 per game during the postseason. His offensive numbers increased to 5.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists over 12 playoff contests. Green notched his first career double-double in the decisive Game 6 of Golden State's first-round playoff victory over Denver, tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.2013
Green was given an expanded role in his second season with the Warriors. He played in all 82 regular-season games and made 12 starts. Meanwhile, his playing time jumped by nearly eight minutes to 21.9 minutes per contest. Green's production consequently increased to 6.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He also flashed his defensive skills with 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocks per contest. Green showed improved shooting range over his rookie campaign, draining 55 three-pointers and shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-6 forward registered four double-doubles during the regular season, including a 20-point, 12-rebound performance against Minnesota on April 14. He also notched five assists, four steals and two blocked shots in the victory. Green totaled four blocks in three separate games during the campaign, including as part of another double-double in a win over Philadelphia on Feb. 10. The Michigan State product played in all seven games of Golden State's first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Though the Warriors lost the tough series, Green shined defensively, averaging 1.7 blocks and 1.7 steals per game. He demonstrated increased production in other areas as well, posting per-game averages of 11.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists.2014
After showing vast potential as a sophomore, Green was moved into the starting lineup at the beginning of the 2014-15 season. He held down the role throughout the campaign, starting all 79 games in which he played during the regular season. Green averaged a career-high 31.5 minutes per contest for the Warriors and continued to grow both offensively and defensively. He posted per-game averages of 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists, all career highs. Green's shooting marks were also the best of his career; he shot 44.3 percent from the field overall and 33.7 percent from three-point range. The 6-foot-6 forward emerged as one of the game's finest frontcourt defenders. He averaged 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocks while cementing his reputation as a tough competitor. As a result, Green finished second in voting for Defensive Player of the Year and garnered his first selection to the All-NBA Defensive First Team. He also finished second in voting for Most Improved Player. Green was a valuable contributor in the playoffs, helping Golden State capture their first NBA Championship in 40 years. He posted per-game averages of 13.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.2 blocked shots over 21 playoff contests. In the decisive Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Green started at center and became the sixth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in a Finals-clinching contest, tallying 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in 41 minutes.2015
Green continued to blossom in his fourth NBA season, starting 81 games for the Warriors and averaging a career-high 34.7 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-6 forward doubled his per-game assist average to 7.4 while also registering career highs in both points (14.0) and rebounds (9.5) per contest. Green demonstrated improved shooting as well, hitting a career-best 49.0 percent of his field-goal attempts and making 38.8 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc (also the best mark of his career). Meanwhile, Green continued to play elite defense, averaging 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks per game. As evidence of the Michigan State product's all-around excellence, he became the first player in NBA history to total at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocks in a single season. Green ranked second in the NBA with 13 triple-doubles, establishing a team record. On Jan. 4, he became the second Warrior in history to register a triple-double in three consecutive games with a 13-point, 15-rebound, 10-assist effort in a win over the Hornets. Green was rewarded for his excellent play with his first selection to the Western Conference All-Star Team. He also garnered All-NBA Second Team honors and made the All-Defensive First Team for the second straight season while finishing second in Defensive Player of the Year voting. Green continued his outstanding play in the postseason as Golden State advanced to the NBA Finals to face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second year in a row. In 23 playoff contests, he averaged 15.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 blocks. Though the Warriors fell to Cleveland in seven games in the Finals, Green put forth a massive effort in Game 7, amassing 32 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists.2016
In Green's fifth NBA season, he played in 76 games (all as a starter) and averaged 32.5 minutes per contest. The versatile forward again filled a key two-way role for the Warriors. Offensively, he averaged 10.2 points and led the team with 7.0 assists per contest. He also ranked second on the club by grabbing 7.9 rebounds per game. The Michigan State product was as effective as ever on defense, averaging 1.4 blocks and a career-best 2.0 steals -- the top mark in the NBA. After finishing second in Defensive Player of the Year voting the previous two seasons, Green captured the award for the first time. He was also named to the All-NBA Defensive First Team for the third straight season. Green captured other honors as well, including his second straight selection to the Western Conference All-Star Team and a spot on the All-NBA Third Team. He collected five triple-doubles during the campaign, including a historic 11-rebound, 10-assist, 10-steal effort against Memphis on Feb. 10. The performance marked the first triple-double in NBA history in which the player finished with less than 10 points. Green also blocked five shots in the game, and his 10 steals set a team record. In the postseason, Green posted per-game averages of 13.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.6 blocks across 17 starts. Golden State went 16-1 in the playoffs, eliminating Cleveland in five games in the Finals. Green notched double-doubles in the final two games of the series, doing his part to help the Warriors claim their second NBA Championship in three seasons.2017
Green started 70 games for the Golden State Warriors during the 2017-2018 regular season. He averaged 11.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists per contest. The assist average was a career high. In fact, Green finished seventh in the NBA in dimes. Green averaged a double-double in the first round of the playoffs against San Antonio. He followed that performance by averaging a triple-double with 14.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the Western Conference Semifinals versus New Orleans. Green tallied double-doubles in four of the last five games during the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets. He posted a mammoth stat line in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, accumulating 13 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, two blocks and five steals in the 124-114 overtime victory. Green helped the Warriors win their second straight NBA Championship and their third in four years. Green was elected to his third straight All-Star game. He was also sixth in voting for Defensive Player of the Year.2018
Green played a key role in returning the Golden State Warriors to the NBA Finals for the fifth-straight year. He averaged 7.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.9 assists in 66 regular-season contests. Over the season, Green collected eight double-doubles and averaged 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks per contest. The 6-foot-7 forward ranked 21st in steals and 29th in blocks league-wide. Come playoff time, Green brought his play to another level, averaging 13.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 8.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals per tilt. He also shot nearly 50 percent from the field. Green tallied six triple-doubles in 22 playoff contests. Green swatted five shots in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against Portland, then swiped four passes in Game 3. In Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Green notched 11 points, 19 rebounds, 13 assists, two blocks and three steals in a magnificent all-around performance. Green nearly averaged a triple-double in the Finals, which the Warriors lost in six games to the Toronto Raptors. The Michigan State product finished tied for sixth in the voting for 2019 Defensive Player of the Year.
June 28, 2012Drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd round (35th pick) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
July 9, 2015Signed a five-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
August 3, 2019Signed a four-year contract with the Golden State Warriors. (The signing is an extension on the deal he signed in 2015).