The Golden State Warriors don’t seem equipped to defend their title this season, but Draymond Green thinks otherwise.
The defending champions are not doing well this early in the season. They hold the league’s second-worst record away from home and sport a net rating in the red: 17th in offense and 19th in defense.
Much like Klay Thompson, however, Draymond Green does not believe that the Warriors’ inability to play title-worthy basketball this season will serve as a harbinger for what is sure to be an ultra-competitive Western Conference playoff run. How so. The four-time champion knows that Golden State has what it takes to win at the highest level.
“We’re 21-21. We’re having probably the worst season anyone would have imagined us having up to this point. We’re eight games out of first place, we’re in sixth place, and everything has gone wrong. Everything has gone wrong. We lost Steph, we lost Wiggins, we lost JaMychal. We lost Wiseman, Kuminga, guys have been in and out of the lineup. But we’re 21-21 and we’re in sixth place. Let’s put together everything we know we need to be together — our offense, our defense, myself as a leader — and let’s make sure our team is as united as it needs to be and we control our own destiny.”
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