Draymond Green: ‘If I Played Game 5, We Win’

by June 16, 2016

As far as Draymond Green is concerned, the NBA Finals should already be over.

The All-Star forward blames himself for the Golden State Warriors’ Game 5 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers as he sat out due to a suspension.

Green was contrite when facing the media Wednesday, but his trademark self-confidence flashed through.

The emotional forward says there’s no need to do anything extra tonight in Game 6.

Per the Bay Area News Group:

“I have to be better for my teammates as a leader of this team,” Green said Wednesday, adding that he had addressed them. “I can’t put myself in a position where I can’t be there for my teammates on the floor. I do my teammates no justice in street clothes watching the game at the A’s game. I owe it to my teammates to come back and give all that I have, all that I can do to better this situation. I have a strong belief that if I played Game 5, we win. But I didn’t because I put myself in a situation where I wasn’t able to play.”


The Warriors can win the championship in Cleveland for a second straight season, but lost in Game 5 while Andrew Bogut got injured and Green could only watch from a suite in the Coliseum next door. […] Green said it was brutal to watch the game on television and that the day was an emotional roller coaster. Due to the suspension for accumulating too many flagrant fouls, he said he learned as a player and as a man.


Asked about [LeBron] James, Green said, “He’s a great player.” He left it at that.