Western Conference Finals
Golden State Warriors
vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Season head-to-head: Warriors, 3-0
Series starts Monday at 9 p.m. Eastern
Draymond Green has become an heir apparent of sorts to Charles Barkley. People have long been intrigued by the idea that Barkley, listed at 6 feet 6 inches, was actually far shorter, which made his rebounding ability even more impressive. The same has proved true of Green, who, despite being listed at 6 feet 7 inches, typically plays power forward and moves to center in Golden State’s vaunted “death lineup.” His lack of height has turned into an atypical compliment.
The difference between Barkley and Green is that with Green, we know the rumors are true. At the 2012 draft combine, Green was measured at 6 feet 5.75 inches barefoot, and thickly soled shoes boosted him to 6 feet 7.5 inches.
The same combine measurements…