‘You may never get that opportunity back’ — Draymond warns against roster shuffle

Warriors team leaders speaks out on future as playoffs loom

Karl Buscheck
April 13, 2018 - 1:15 pm

As the Warriors prepare for yet another postseason run, Draymond Green has addressed the topic of a potential shakeup, should the Dubs fail to repeat.

In a piece by The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, Green, who remains under club control through the end of the 2019-2020 season, said to be careful what you wish for.

“To think you are going to win a championship every year is unrealistic,” Green said. “We all say the Spurs is the model franchise of the last 20, 25 years, right? Most people would say that.”

The Warriors and Spurs open Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday at noon at Oracle Arena.

“Well, they've never won back-to-back,” Green continued. “Yet, the guys who won a championship, other than the guys who have retired, are still there. So you can fool yourself and think, 'Oh, we didn't win it this year, time to break it up,' and you may never get that opportunity back again.”

Amid the 2017-2018 season, the Warriors have been linked to a summer capture of Anthony Davis and even LeBron James

Green then went on to address the front office and team ownership directly.

“That's on them,” Green said. “I don't know. And to be honest with you, I don't care. That's not my worry. My worry is to go out there and try to perform every day, bring what I can bring. All that business stuff, I have an agent for him to handle that and they can do their job.”

Green enters the playoffs on the heels of his most injury-riddled season. The reigning defensive player of the year missed a career-high 12 games. He’d missed just 13 in his first five seasons combined.

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