Draymond Green says he respects Steph Curry for no complaining about the lack of veterans on the Golden State Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors were set to remain in competitive atop the Western Conference for years to come following Kevin Durant’s departure. With a core trio that consisted of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, the Dubs could still be in the upper echelon of title contenders.
This hasn’t worked as well however as Klay has suffered two back-to-back season ending injuries, resulting in the Warriors middling this 2020-21 NBA season. Steph Curry has been fighting tooth and nail to drag a beat-up Warriors team to a spot in the play in tournament and battle it out for a lower seed out West.
Curry has been exceptionally brilliant this season, posting up the highest scoring average of his career at 31.8 on the season, all while playing a solid 62 games. In his last 5 games, the unanimous 2016 MVP has averaged 35.5 points to claim a well-deserved spot in the play in.
Draymond Green commends Steph Curry for not complaining about the lack of help on the Warriors roster.
Despite Steph Curry’s torrid run throughout the season, the Warriors have not been able to string together a bevy of wins at a time and climb up the standings. The team that Curry is surrounded with isn’t exactly tailored to perfection when it comes to fit and chemistry. Steve Kerr has made it work as best he could but it’s no secret that the roster construction isn’t up to the mark.
With little to no help from superstars and no veteran leadership, Draymond Green was surprised and pleased at the fact that Curry hasn’t fussed about once. “After wins and losses, he’s in the weight room after the game. In the weight room every day. The amount of work he put in is incredible. Obviously, it’s showing in his game and it’s paying off.”
“The thing that has been the most impressive to me is that a lot of guys would complain about the lack of veterans on the team for a superstar of Steph’s caliber who’s in his prime having probably his best season ever. He just hasn’t at all. For me, that’s beautiful to watch. To me, the most beautiful thing to watch has simply been his approach.”
Funnily enough, Steph Curry is the veteran in the Warriors locker room, along with Draymond Green. Both of them are the oldest in on the Warriors and also possess the most Playoff experience. It’s up to both Curry and Draymond to set an example for guys like Juan Toscano-Anderson, Jordan Poole, and James Wiseman and lead them to a potential Playoff series.