Warriors’ star has had ‘flirtations’ with the Los Angeles Lakers and other West rivals.
For any of the team’s core Big 3, who have together created a dynasty, life after the Golden State Warriors is difficult to imagine. However, at least one Dubs’ star is alleged to have developed a wandering eye.
Michael Scotto and Anthony Slater of The Athletic discussed the Warriors’ best players’ futures on the USA Today Sports “HoopsHype” podcast, which aired Wednesday, November 3. Although the two NBA insiders went over the situations of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, there was a special attention on forward Draymond Green.
“I think some people questioned whether the (Los Angeles) Lakers would trade for Draymond once he started going on ‘The Shop’ more with LeBron James,” Scotto added. “It’d be strange if Steph, Draymond, and Klay weren’t on the same team.” “It would almost feel sacrilegious.”
“Steph, I believe, will be. Slater countered, “Klay is locked in.” “You have to see how he appears now that he’s recovered from his Achilles and ACL injuries.” Draymond has two years left on his contract. He’s flirted with the Lakers and even the Blazers a little, as you mentioned.”
After a two-year wait, a window for a possible green exit has opened.
Partners can become stale in any relationship, personal or professional, and outside attention may be appreciated.
The Warriors’ Big 3 put together a historic half-decade run, with the best regular-season record in NBA history in 2015-16 and five straight NBA Finals appearances, including three championship rings.
Kevin Durant, an All-NBA forward, was instrumental in the team’s last two championships and three championship berths. In the 2018-19 season, Green and Durant had a public spat, and Golden State missed out on a fourth ring after Durant was injured in the playoffs against the Toronto Raptors.
The same Finals series that claimed Durant’s Achilles tendon was also responsible for Thompson’s ACL tear, and the Warriors haven’t been the same since. The following year, Curry fractured his left hand, leaving Green to slog alone through a 15-win season in which the Warriors finished dead last in the Western Conference.
Curry’s performance improved last season, as he returned to form and earned his second scoring crown. Thompson, on the other hand, went down for… Nokia News – Quick Recap