Draymond Green has been talking a lot lately about, specifically about trying to win the Defensive Player of the Year award.
Well, the enigmatic Golden State Warriors has always got a lot to say, really. So when he appeared on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast, you knew there would be some interesting stuff in the fallout.
The power forward was a part of the Dubs side that won a record-setting 73 games last season and set up a rematch of the 2015 Finals - which they won - with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Despite their spectacular form in the regular season, the Warriors would fall to the Cavs in seven games, but Green revealed how the news of signing Kevin Durant changed their whole outlook following the defeat.
“It ate away at me for a while, and then I think on July 4…,” Green recalled during the podcast. “It’s like, ‘Man, this sucks.’ And then I got a call from [Kevin Durant’s manager] Charlie Bell saying, ‘Let’s go win some championships.’
“And I said, ‘Oh, all right, there goes those feelings. We got Kevin Durant out of the deal, I’ll be just fine.’ You know, it ate away at me until about then.
"And then it was like a silver lining. Well, would have been great to win this championship, but the possibly of Kevin Durant and how many more championships we can win? We’ll be fine.”