Draymond Green shares frustration over Warriors lackluster road record

Draymond Green shares frustration over Warriors lackluster road record

Draymond Green is frustrated by the Warriors’ lack of success on the road.

On the latest episode of “The Draymond Green Show,” the Warriors’ defensive ace explained what can cause Golden State to play so poorly on the road, compared to the friendly confines of the Chase Center.

“Honestly, I think, and I’ve said this before, I think winning on the road takes a tremendous amount of mental strength, and it’s not just one guy whose mental strength or two guys or a couple of guys,” Green said. “It’s a collective mental strength as a team and honestly, it seems like we haven’t achieved that as a team, to be as good as we are at home.”

The disparity of the Warriors at home and on the road is eye-opening.

Golden State’s 27-7 home record is fifth-best in the NBA, behind only the Denver Nuggets (30-4), Memphis Grizzlies (26-5), Milwaukee Bucks (27-6) and Cleveland Cavaliers (28-7 ). ).

On the road, the Warriors’ 7-25 record is better than only the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets at 6-27 and the Detroit Pistons (7-26).

For context, the Spurs, Rockets and Pistons are all vying for the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft and the chance to draft 7-foot-3 phenom Victor Wembanyama to start their respective rebuilds.

“And as bad as we are on the road, it just doesn’t make sense,” Green continued. “It’s like fragility 101. So it’s weird man, it’s weird and it’s like every time you feel like you’re taking the next step, it’s two steps back.”

The Warriors’ 25th road loss came against the Oklahoma City Thunder, where Steph Curry dropped 40 points in just his second game back with a foot injury.

Green noted that the Warriors need to beat the teams they’re “supposed” to beat and that it’s been “great” to have Curry back in the lineup, even if Golden State has to rework its rotations again.

“When a force this big comes back, it takes time to fill back up and fill your way through it,” the 32-year-old said. “Having said that, it’s not so sure it should have been tied with losses, especially as big as he’s played in his return.”

Green believes the Warriors’ road woes have simply been “unfortunate.”

“It’s very disappointing, disappointing to say the least in such a stacked Western Conference, playing where we stand and like I said, you’ve just got to win the games you’ve got to win and honestly, we dropped the ball. “, concluded Green.

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The Warriors are running out of time to right the ship and adequately address their problems down the road.

If Golden State can’t fix its road woes, its chances of repeating as champions could be over before it really gets started.

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