“Mind F*ck”: Draymond Green Destroys Warriors’ Post Kevin Durant squad

Published 10/19/2021, 12:39 AM EDT


Draymond Green has been a crucial player for Golden State Warriors for nine seasons. He has been with them through thick and thin and has won three championships with them. During his nine-year stay at the bay, has been selected for the All-Star thrice and even won the Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. He formed an elite partnership with Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson at Warriors in their back-to-back championship runs.

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Green’s invaluable contribution both on offense and defense made him an important piece of their dynasty. In fact, in the past few seasons, he had to take up a much important role in the team. This was due to Durant’s departure and injuries to teammates Klay Thompson and Steph Curry. Imagine all this happening in six months.

Feb 2, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) congratulates guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

However, it was unchartered territory for Green, as he didn’t have time to prepare for it. Green has recently opened up how he felt during that time.

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Draymond Green opens up on post-Kevin Durant era at Warriors

Draymond Green recently appeared for an interview with ‘The Ringer’. During the interview, he opened up on the Warriors and how he felt after Kevin Durant’s departure.

“I wasn’t interested in the game,” Green admits.

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“It was just a totally different situation that I was dealing with for the first time in my life on top of the abruptness of it,” he says.

“You couldn’t have told me three months before that I would go from the best team ever to the f**king worst team in the NBA. It was frustrating. And it was also a mind-f**k.”

The 2019-20 season was one of the worst seasons in the Warriors’ history. After reaching the NBA Finals last season, they finished 15th in the Western Conference. They posted a 15-50 record that season.

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After almost completing a three-peat last season, they went on to finish last in their conference. It would be hard to take for any athlete. In fact, Kevin Durant himself sat down for the 2019-20 season. Durant made his Nets debut last season itself.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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