Draymond Green name-drops Grizzlies star Ja Morant in recent podcast episode

May 1, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and Memphis
May 1, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and Memphis / Joe Rondone-USA TODAY Sports

Though Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant only managed to suit up for a total of just nine games this season due to suspension and, ultimately, injuries, fans, media pundits, and players scattered across the league haven't forgotten just how great he is when serving as a full participant on the hardwood.

One of the game's truly elite overall talents, let alone point guards, since entering the association back in 2019 the 24-year-old has picked up myriad accolades along the way as a result of his accomplishments, with examples ranging from numerous All-Star selections to All-NBA nods.

An electrifying player who can matchup against just about anyone the game currently has to offer, it goes without saying that Morant is someone virtually any team would love to roster, and, during a recent episode of his personal podcast, the Draymond Green Show, Warriors star Draymond Green went as far as to list him as one of a handful of players he'd "go to war with."

Asked by former sixth man extraordinaire Jamal Crawford which non-Warriors players he'd take to play with him in "the roughest, toughest" hypothetical matchup, the forward was quick to name-drop the Grizzlies centerpiece as one of his choices.

Draymond Green praises Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant

"I am taking Ja Morant. He ain't backing down from nobody. Once Ja says 'I'm running up the chimney' he's running up that mother f*cker."

Draymond Green

In the conversation for being one of the greatest backcourt finishers the game has ever seen, despite measuring in at 6-foot-2, 174 pounds Morant has seemingly never shied away from battling amongst the trees down in the paint and, over the last three seasons, has converted at a whopping 67.4 percent clip at the rim.

From his ferocious driving skills to his innate abilities to put a team on his back, the fifth-year pro is inching himself closer to all-time great status, and, in Green's eyes, is already deserving of being in the same conversation as the likes of LeBron James and Nikola Jokic when it comes to being considered top "dogs" in the NBA today.

For faithful followers of the Grizzlies organization, this shouldn't come as all that surprising considering they see what the centerpiece brings to the table on a consistent basis but it's always great to see other players, especially ones from direct rival teams, acknowledging the greatness of a guy like Morant.