‘Why Not?' Draymond Green Wants Warriors to Make All-Star Game History

No team in NBA history has ever had four players in the All-Star Game in two straight seasons. 

"We're winning and everyone is playing well," Draymond Green told ESPN. "Why not?" Green is advocating for another year in which he, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson all play in the game. 

The Warriors' defensive star knows how hard the feat would be to pull off. With a shift of talent and even more stars joining the West this season, it makes things even more complicated. 

"Just because probably so many guys came over to the West in the offseason," Green said. "With Jimmy [Butler] coming over, with Carmelo Anthony coming over, KAT [Karl-Anthony Towns] obviously an up-and-comer. That's probably why it's more of a debate now, but I don't see why it should change. Our record is pretty good."

The Warriors, through Thursday own the best record in the NBA at 33-9. They are currently three games ahead of the Rockets (29-11). At this time last season, the Warriors were 36-6. 

If voting ended today, Green would earn his first start in the All-Star Game. He would be joined by Curry, the leading vote getter in the West, and Durant. That leaves Thompson on the outside looking in. 

Thompson, who is averaging 20.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, is the fourth-leading vote getter of guards in the West. The likeliest route for him to get in is through a coaches vote as a reserve. Coaches select two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild cards.

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