Draymond Green shares his frustration with Warrior’s lackluster record

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

On the latest episode of “The Draymond Green Show,” the Warriors’ defensive ace explained what could be the cause of Golden State playing so poorly on the road as opposed to Chase Center’s friendly boundaries.

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

The disparity of the Warriors at home and away is an eye opener.

Golden State’s 27-7 home record is the 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 fighting over the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft and the opportunity to draft 7-foot-3 phenom Victor Wembanyama to kickstart their respective rebuilds.

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

The Warriors’ 25th road loss came against the Oklahoma City Thunder, where Steph Curry dropped 40 points in only his second game back from his lower leg injury.

Green noted that the Warriors have to beat the teams they “supposed” to beat and that having Curry back in the lineup has been “great” even if Golden State has to readjust its rotations.

“When you get that kind of power back, it takes time, like filling it back up and kind of working your way through it,” said the 32-year-old. “In saying that, I’m not so sure it should have equated to losing, especially when he played so well in his return.”

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

“It’s very frustrating, frustrating to say the least in such a stacked Western Conference log jam right where we stand and like I said you just really have to win the games you should be winning and frankly we let the ball fall, ā€¯concludes Green.

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The Warriors are running out of time to right the ship and adequately deal with their problems on the road.

Should Golden State fail to resolve its road problems, its chances of repeating as champions will be over before it really started.

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