Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green wants more parity in the Western Conference. While he still enjoys beating sub-.500 teams, the four-time All-Star believes competition keeps the fire alive.
In a preview of the latest episode of Unstoppable “The Shop,” Greene made it clear that he feels he’s in good shape with strong teams. “It’s not a night where I come in and don’t want to be a dog,” the Golden State wing said.
According to several NBA betting sites, the Warriors are favored to repeat in 2023. Although some sportsbooks are still giving top-3 odds to the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets.
.@ money 23 green HATES playing against bad NBA teams. 🤣
– unbroken (@unbroken) October 6, 2022
“Especially if it’s LeBron [James] Arrival or Giannis [Antetokounmpo] The games I live for are for them,” Draymond Green continued.
“It’s the nights I come in, and we’re playing with moms like kings. OKC now.
“I hope the Kings get better, but you know, it’s like, how am I supposed to pick myself up from playing in this engine, in so many big-time games, to playing this soft Tuesday?”
Will Green leave the Warriors? The four-time NBA champion may seem tired of playing against bad teams. He might be tired of winning though. Either that or he thinks it’s time for a change of scenery.
Draymond Green is tired of playing against bad teams like the Kings and Thunder.
In September, the forward was asked on “The Draymond Green Show” what cities Green would like to play for if he left the Bay Area.
He mentioned Dallas, Detroit and Los Angeles. The Pistons finished 14th in the Eastern Conference last season. However, Greene was born and raised in Michigan. Playing in Motor City is not about winning or money.
And Green also complements Dallas Mavericks guard Luca Doncini on various media occasions. The Slovenian is one of his favorite NBA players. So maybe he will play for the Mavericks in the future.
Additionally, the Warriors plan to have an entertainment career when they retire from basketball. This is why LA is listed as one of the choices. That means either the Lakers or the Clippers.
Not to mention, he was featured a lot on “The Shop” with LeBron James. It would be a strange sight to see a Michigan native team with a four-time MVP.
So, maybe asking Green for a trade or signing with another team isn’t completely out of the question.
On Wednesday, Green punched teammate Jordan Poole during team practice. According to multiple sources, the Warriors have no plans to punish the 10-year veteran. If an internal penalty is received, the maximum fine allowed is $50,000.
If everything goes well between him and the Warriors, Draymond Green may retire with the team. Otherwise, he has a player option worth $27,586,224 for the 2023-24 season. He will have a chance to leave next summer.