Draymond Green profanely bemoans Warriors’ 0-2 start
The Golden State Warriors have stumbled out of the gate with an 0-2 record, and the disappointing start already has Draymond Green unleashing f-bombs in reaction.
After getting blown out by the Oklahoma Thunder on Sunday night in a lopsided 120-92 loss, Green made it clear he’s not pleased with how the season has opened for the retooled Warriors.
“I would like to see us play harder,” Green said after the game, as shared on Twitter by Royce Young of ESPN. “But the reality is, we f—ing suck right now.”
Green shared additional thoughts on the slow start, as relayed on social media by Nick Friedell of ESPN and Logan Murdoch of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Draymond: “I didn’t think we’d be getting our ass kicked like this. It’s pretty bad.”— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) October 27, 2019
Draymond Green: “I don’t think we even know what good defense is at this point.”— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) October 27, 2019
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr echoed Green’s sentiments, save for the profanity, saying “there’s frustration all around” amid the winless start. Stephen Curry, meanwhile, expressed similar concerns as Green over the woeful state of the Warriors’ defense.
Steph Curry: “Honestly, I can’t even judge our offense because we’re taking the ball out of the basket every possession…We’ve been drowning.” pic.twitter.com/XaFSCdkxFI— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 27, 2019
The Warriors are the NBA’s worst team defensively early on in the 2019-20 season, allowing 124.3 points per 100 possessions. Green acknowledged that with the departure of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson expected to be out for the entire season, Golden State is going through a transitional period. That does not mean Green has to like it, though.
“It sucks, Green said, via The Mercury News. “I guess just about everybody except Tim Duncan has been through it. But it sucks. Pretty bad.”
While there certainly is no reason to panic just yet, the Warriors have to be concerned over the flaws being exposed early on this season. That said, the team obviously has the talent to turn things around. Whether or not Golden State is still a championship contender, however, remains to be seen.