“We are not the same…,” Draymond Green acknowledges downfall of legendary Warriors team

The Golden State Warriors and their star man Draymond Green endured a difficult 2023-24 NBA season.

“We are not the same…,” Draymond Green acknowledges downfall of legendary Warriors team

Draymond Green

The Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green has been in the news for his latest comments regarding the Warriors’ downfall. Green has been the Warriors’ enforcer and one of the best defenders in the NBA over the years. Recently, Green shared his views on the “Draymond Green Show” regarding the development of his Warriors side.

Green claimed that he and his teammates are not the same anymore. Simply put, they are aging. Green, however, praised Steve Kerr, the team’s head coach, for his willingness to use younger players like Jonathan Kuminga in the game plan. Green further clarified that his Warriors side is not the same compared to the 2019 Warriors team or the 2022 Warriors team.

I think for us, like it's going to be very important for us to define who it is that we're going to be like, like...We changing, bro, like you said, we getting older, we are not the same basketball team that we were in 2019, or even 2022 for that matter. It changes.
Draymond Green said on the Draymond Green Show

On the sporting side of things, Draymond Green and his Warriors side did not perform as per their standards in the 2023-24 NBA season. Not only that, the Warriors finished as 10th seed in the Western Conference in the NBA this season. It remains to be seen how Green and Co. perform in the 2024-25 NBA season after going through a poor 2023-24.

Former Warriors’ wing believes one player will have massive impact on Warriors next season

Even though the Warriors were eliminated from the NBA playoffs this year, former Golden State wing Juan Toscano-Anderson thinks the team has what it takes to win it all again. While players like Draymond Green and Stephen Curry are undoubtedly expected to spearhead that effort, Toscano-Anderson believes one player will have the most influence. Toscano-Anderson claimed that the Warriors’ Jonathan Kuminga will be a crucial player for the team next season.

They have a sufficient amount of talent to compete ... They have some young guys who they're grooming. Obviously, Jonathan Kuminga rose to the occasion this year. I think he'll be much better next year, and I think he'll be a very pivotal piece for that team.
Juan Toscano-Anderson said on the “Solane Knows” podcast

On the sports front, Kuminga had a breakthrough season in 2023–24, his third NBA season with the Warriors. According to StatMuse, Kuminga set personal records this season in points (16.1), assists (2.2), rebounds (3.6), field-goal percentage (52.9), and minutes per game (26.3). In comparison, he averaged 9.6 points in 18.8 minutes per game over his previous two seasons.

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