Draymond Green talks about how this season for him does not rank up there with his top seasons as he says Losing is easy but winning is hard.
As though the basketball gods looked to restore balance to the NBA in the most unorthodox way possible, the Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors went from the unquestionable title favorites to a lottery team in less than a year’s time. Everything from Klay Thompson rupturing his Achille and ACL to Kevin Durant simply not being on the team any longer has caused the Dubs to falter.
The 2019-20 season was of course, the season where they were a lottery team and snagged James Wiseman with the second overall pick. Steph Curry and Draymond Green helped carry the Warriors to the 8th seed out West this season, with the former putting on MVP caliber performances night in and night out.
Draymond Green also had a great season on the defensive end of the floor as, though he regressed substantially on offense, he proved he can still be a DPOY in this league. Him being a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year this 2020-21 season further validates this.
Draymond Green talks about how this season fared with their previous championship seasons.
Draymond Green recently took to the Big Podcast with Shaq and talked about how this season for the Golden State Warriors ranked amongst the other seasons he’s had with the Dubs. As if there were any doubt, he claims this season was actually easier considering the fact that there weren’t any championship level expectations from them.
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Green makes a valid point here and the fact that those 2016-19 teams were constantly berated with ‘championship or bust’ comments must not have been easy. Having that much weight on your shoulders to win not just one, but multiple titles is quite stressful.
Draymond Green’s ideology here also proves that the narrative surrounding Kevin Durant’s 2 Finals MVPs and their legitimacy should not be questioned.