Former Defensive Player Of The Year, Draymond Green, does a run-through of the Golden State Warriors performance during the 2020-21 NBA season
Draymond is one of the most vocal players in the NBA today. The 3x NBA champion is never afraid to speak his mind. During an episode of the Big Podcast with Shaq, Draymond spoke about where the Warriors stand today.
It would not be wrong to say that the Golden State Warriors dominated the NBA in the latter half of the past decade. The Dubs made 5 consecutive trips to the finals and won 3 championships during the course.
Though post the 2018-19 season, the Warriors have had a complete turn-around with Kevin Durant’s departure and Klay Thompson’s back-to-back season-ending injuries.
2019-20 season being the worst, with the Warriors being at the bottom of the NBA standings with only 15 wins.
Draymond Green believes that the Warriors dynasty isn’t over yet
The Warriors had a bitter-sweet 2020-21 NBA season. Though Stephen Curry played the best basketball of his career and was one of the top candidates for league MVP. The Warriors could not make the playoffs despite being the 8th seed.
During an episode on the Big Podcast with Shaq, the Warriors forward had this to say about the Dubs’ performance in the 2020-21 NBA season:
“It doesn’t rank up there with the top seasons in my career at all because we lost. It definitely doesn’t rank at the top of my career as far as stress goes, because losing is easy.”
“It’s the winning that’s hard, it’s the expectation that I’m going in there every single day, knowing that everyone thinks you’re going to win, knowing that everyone’s watching, the expectations are as high up as you can see. Those are the stressful times, losing is easy.”
“Losing is easy. It’s the winning that’s hard.” @Money23Green talks dealing with playoff expectations and the pressure of winning
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 8, 2021
The Warriors finished the season with 39 wins and were the 8th seed in the western conference. Nevertheless, they couldn’t make it to the Playoffs due to the new format of the NBA.
However, the Warriors are considered to be one of the top contenders in the western conference in the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season as Klay Thompson would be all set to return to the NBA hardwood after a 2-year hiatus. This would see the reunion of the splash brothers after 2 years.