Yesterday, the Golden State Warriors tied their first playoff series against the Sacramento Kings with two games each and did so by replicating what they put on the court in Game 3. For example, they kept exactly the same starting quintet. It is as the old saying goes: team that wins, doesn’t change. This also meant that. Draymond Green, returning from his one-game suspension for stomping Domantas Sabonis, started from the bench. It didn’t matter much, as Green still ended the match on the court. As is now customary for Green’s post-Warriors contests, he spoke on his podcast, “The Draymond Green Show,” to fully address his role as a benchwarmer in Game 4.
“I went to coach Kerr after the game, I told him right away ‘Oh coach, if I need to come off the bench, that’s fine, I’ll always come off the bench no problem. The only thing I didn’t want to happen was for me to come back and condition the coach’s choices, like I’m a bad teammate…I have to be a team leader, otherwise that’s how you lose guys. Who cares how I feel.”.
“Who f*cking cares how I feel?”
– The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) April 24, 2023
Even coming off the bench, Draymond Green made his impact felt. He finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and made a critical defensive decision by helping Harrison Barnes force De’Aaron Fox to give up the ball in the final seconds. Many things can be said about Green, but one thing is certain, he is 100 percent the best teammate on the floor.