By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to an interview with “Uninterrupted” on Sunday night, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green wanted Kevin Durant to publicly say if he would remain with the Warriors. However, Durant blames Green as the driving force behind his exit from the team.
The interview mentioned that Green and Klay Thompson wanted Durant to talk to them about his future. However, according to Green, Durant was silent on the matter.
Green claimed that there was an “elephant in the room” that was never addressed. Durant eventually signed a free agent contract with the Brooklyn Nets.
Both Green and Thompson re-signed with the Warriors. Instead of being the potential second-or-third wheel with Golden State, Durant signed with Nets, where he could shine – even with Kyrie Irving there, as well.
This was similar to the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-1998 season, which led to the divide and ultimately end of their dynasty. The Bulls have never won an NBA Championship since.
“The Last Dance” documents the end of the Bulls dynasty.
“What should have happened was, Kevin comes out and says, ‘this is it,’ or ‘this isn’t it,’ Green said. “But you can’t just say leave the ‘elephant in the room,’ because what happened was the question came to us everyday. Every time myself and Klay spoke to the media, the question was asked about our contract.”
The Warriors struggled this season following the departure of KD. Durant – who was injured in Game 5 of the NBA Finals with a torn Achilles – has not played this season with the Nets.
Also, Thompson has missed the entire season thus far with a torn ACL – which he suffered in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Steph Curry missed much of the season with a wrist injury – and came back right before the NBA was suspended with the coronavirus pandemic.
There is a very good chance with the Warriors bad record that the team could garner the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. If they do get the top pick, the team could become a dynasty once again – without Durant.
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