On Friday, Draymond Green, a forward for the Golden State Warriors, criticized the group’s mental toughness after practice. The Warriors have arrived back in San Francisco after a catastrophic road trip during which they went 1-5 and lost Steph Curry for a month due to a shoulder injury.
Green declared, “Right now, I believe we are very fragile.”. When these experiences begin, you begin to believe them. Once you start to accept them, that is who you become. Being mentally tough is your only option for breaking them.
“When you look back at the victory over the Celtics on Dec. It was one where you had the impression that you could now gather steam and that it was time to begin turning the page. The page was indeed turned. Simply put, it turned in the wrong direction rather than the right one. “
With a record of 15-18, the Warriors are currently in 11th place in the Western Conference and are therefore ineligible for consideration in the play-in tournament. Even before the difficult road trip and Curry’s injury, the Warriors’ title defense had gotten off to a rough start.
Green acknowledged as much, saying that “from a spiritual perspective, the team has struggled since [the road trip began],” in his words. It’s a little more frustrating, he continued. Being on the road as opposed to being at home is a mental distinction you can interpret however you like. The team is having cognitive difficulties. And anything else is difficult to overcome because of that. “
Green neglected to mention that he punched Jordan Poole in the face during training camp, which may have contributed to the team’s low morale. In the aftermath, two made the correct statements and promised to move on, but given the situation, that is much easier said than done. It’s impossible to say how much that incident has affected the Warriors this season, but there’s no denying that the atmosphere has changed.
The Warriors’ only saving grace is that no one has fled with the West. They are still only one point five games and three points five games away from a top-six position, respectively. Green acknowledged that there isn’t a “snap of a finger” solution to the Warriors’ problems, but he would still support them in the playoffs, assuming they can get there.
Green expressed sympathy for the 1- or 2-seed team if we participate in the play-in tournament.
At 8 p.m., the Warriors will play host to the Memphis Grizzlies. m. One of the day’s most popular games at Christmastime ET. Given the team’s intense playoff matchup from last year and Ja Morant’s recent remarks that no team in the West scares him, it should be a heated contest even without Curry.