The Golden State Warriors will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals next Thursday, and forward Draymond Green believes the layoff will be great for his squad.

(Most critically, the time off will give Klay Thompson a chance to recover from his scary head injury.)

Green gives credit to the Houston Rockets for their effort in the Western Conference Finals; he says the 4-1 series win masks just how tough it was to get rid of James Harden and company.

Green also knows that LeBron James and the Cavs represent the ultimate challenge.