OKC Thunder villain makes a bold prediction about a member of the young core

Draymond Green, who has been a villain against the OKC Thunder, has high praise for second-year wing Jalen Williams.
Dec 8, 2023; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jalen Williams (8) defends
Dec 8, 2023; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jalen Williams (8) defends / Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder fanbase has no love lost for Golden State Warriors legend Draymond Green. As the two franchises battled for Western Conference supremacy, Green found himself in the middle of a ton of self-created controversy.

From kicking Steven Adams in the forbidden fruits to calling Kevin Durant in the parking lot after losing the NBA Finals, let's just say Green will never hear roaring applauds in Bricktown.

However, as he launches his new media career, headlined by his podcast, he is willing to share his takes on the entire NBA. It provides listeners with a unique perspective we rarely see from active NBA players, though it is growing to be more common now as everyone has a podcast...literally everyone.

Draymond Green has high praise for second-year OKC Thunder wing Jalen Williams

Draymond Green has not been shy about his love for this Oklahoma City Thunder group, as they reach the other side of their rebuild, Green has called his shot on multiple aspects of this team.

In one of his latest Podcasts, Draymond Green gave praise to Santa Clara product Jalen Williams calling him a future All-Star.

However, Green did not stop there, he put a timeline on it. "Special. Special. The dude can shoot, he can pass, he can handle, he can finish, he can defend, he has great size so he can guard multiple positions, he is athletic, he is great in the pick-and-roll, Jalen Williams is special and over/under two years until he is an All-Star himself, I am going to take the under." the four-time Champion said.

So far this season, Jalen Williams is averaging 18 points, four rebounds, and as many assists to go along with 1.6 STOCKS per game. Through all of this, Williams is shooting 54 percent from the floor, 45 percent from beyond the arc, and 82 percent at the charity stripe.

The Oklahoma City wing is able to get it done at all three levels, shooting 69 percent at the cup, a career-high at all 3 mid-range spots, totaling 48 percent from the mid-range, up eight percent from his rookie season.

However, it has not just been inside the arc. Jalen Williams is shooting 45 percent from three-point land, including a career-best 53 percent on corner triples and 44 percent on non-corner threes.

The Sophomore is playing at an All-Star level this season and has shown no signs of slowing down. From revamping his body but remaining efficient to understanding how to break down NBA defense, it is all turning up Jalen Williams to this point in his career.

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