Back in May, Draymond Green was asked who he thinks should be the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year.
"Anthony, you know me well, buddy," Green responded as he got up and walked away from the podium. "If you know basketball I think that you think it's me."
Fast forward to June and in an interview with Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks he explained what puts him above the rest on defense.
Rooks started by telling Green she voted for Rudy Gobert No.1, Ben Simmons No. 2 and Bam Adebayo No. 3 for Defensive Player of the Year. She then asked the 2017 DPOY why she was wrong not including him.
"Well, clearly you're analyzing the game like some of these people," Green said.
The two shared a laugh before he went on to explain why he deserves DPOY.
"Why were you wrong? Because you didn't name not one person that can control the game from the defensive side of the floor.
"I think what [Gobert] does on the defensive side of the ball is incredible. I think the way he protects the rim is incredible. Defense is more than just protecting the rim.
"Y'all don't judge defense the same way you judge offense. There is no offensive situation where you don't want Steph Curry on the floor. There is no offensive situation where you don't want James Harden on the floor. There is no offensive situation where you don't want LeBron James on the floor. Well, guess what? There's no defensive situation where you don't want me on the floor.
"Everybody like, 'Look, oh, man, this guy led the league in steals, that guy led the league in blocks.' But is there a situation where you can put that guy in and make him uncomfortable? For most guys, yes. You can't put me in a situation on defense and make me uncomfortable."
Watch Draymond's full response below: