Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green reveals his conflicted thoughts on the Brooklyn Nets’ title charge this season.
The Brooklyn Nets have undoubtedly put together one of the most talented rosters in the history of the NBA. Putting Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden on the same team is undoubtedly enviable. However, it comes with a fair bit of expectation as well.
The franchise has had to face a fair bit of turbulence. Each of their big0three has had to go through injuries or simply was absent at different points in the season. Ultimately, this has resulted in the trio playing less than 10 games together.
Questions have been raised about the franchise’s chances of winning it all this season due to a perceived lack of chemistry. And in a recent interview with the Athletic, Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green chose to share his two cents on the matter.
Draymond Green explains that he is a bit worried about the issues within the Brooklyn Nets
Perhaps not as notable as the Brooklyn Nets, but Draymond Green himself has had a notable season. Many feared that last season, the player showed signs of steep decline, and would no longer be a championship-caliber player. However, the 3-time NBA champion has bounced back this season, letting his impact on both ends embarrass those who ever doubted him.
As a player who has won it all at the highest level, Dray knows a little something about what it takes to do it. So, during an interview with him, the Athletic’s, Sam Amick thought it would be fitting to ask him about the Nets. Thinking hard about the question, this was the 31-year-old’s response.
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“Well, I think it’s hard to say the Brooklyn Nets aren’t a favorite with the firepower that they have. In saying that, those three guys have played what, six games together, seven games together?”
“But I think if there’s any team that can fucking (do it), if there’s anybody that can beat the system… For lack of a better term… They’ve got three guys that can fucking fill it up with the best of them. And that’s tough to stop.”
Despite the Nets’ big three’s sometimes lackluster showings, it is difficult to disagree with the Warriors star.
However, as we said earlier, all that talent came at the cost of expectation. And if the team can’t even make the finals, the backlash they face is almost guaranteed to be far worse than what was faced by the LA Clippers last season.