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Draymond Green says Lakers' Julius Randle can become a better player than him

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Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green is, without a doubt, one of the most unique players at the four spot in the NBA and is one of the players responsible for changing the way the positon is played.

His ability to operate in multiple positions, guard any player one through five, stretch the floor and handle the ball makes him an indispensable player for the Warriors and has been a key part of their dominance over the last two years.

There aren't many players in the league that can be compared to the All-Star in terms of his specific talents, but he sees similarities with a young player who is developing in Los Angeles; Lakers power forward Julius Randle

The 21-year-old is entering his third season and, despite not being as skilled as Draymond just yet, is making steady progress with the Purple and Gold.

Last year he averaged 11.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game and Green believes that Randle can go on to become a player than him.

"I think he can. I also think he has the potential to be better," Green said, per the Orange County Register. "With the God-given gifts he has, he has the potential to be better. I'll continue to grow. I'll never stop working and I'll continue to get better. But what is he, 21? That's a lot of time to continue to grow."

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In particular, the Dubs star is impressed with the Lakers big man's length, athleticism and playmaking and added that "he can be real special".

"The thing about him you can't teach is his heart," Green said. "When you have that heart and type of dog in you, you're going to work. I think he can be really, really, really good."

New Lakers head coach Luke Walton was an assistant in Oakland for two years and helped Green get better over that period and could be the perfect man to help Randle make a name for himself in the league too and recognise his potential.

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Draymond Green
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Julius Randle
LA Lakers

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