Warriors’ Star Expectations This Season, ‘Win A Title’

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The Golden State Warriors are getting closer to their projected starting lineup playing together in an official game as both players who tested positive for coronavirus, Draymond Green and James Wiseman, both began to practice with the team this week.

Given how rough of a start the team is already off to losing their All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson for the entire season, the expectations outside the Warriors organization drastically lowered as they don’t stack up as well next to teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trailblazers, and others.

However inside the Warriors organization players, and one in particular, feels this season isn’t successful without them holding hardware at the end of it.

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Draymond Green’s Expectations This Season

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Being a vital part of a championship team can set the tone for a player’s career. For someone like Green who was arguably the backbone and the leading voice for the Warriors during their previous title runs, he and the other veterans are challenged with implementing a highly competitive mentality into the rest of his new teammates.

They’ll need it this season in a major way and it seems as if Green is already setting the tone not just in practice, but outside it too. Before the Warriors’ second preseason game against the Sacramento Kings, he spoke about what he wants to accomplish this year and what marks a successful season.

When I don’t win a title, that’s unsuccessful.

There’s no moral victories, there’s no ‘Oh, this is our first year together,’ or, you know, ‘We don’t have as many stars,’ or ‘Klay is…,’ I don’t really roll like that. You step on the floor, same 94 feet, two baskets and one basketball that everybody else got.

We’re all NBA players, so go out there, compete, try to win, try to compete at the highest level — as high as a level that you can personally compete to help this team win — that’s what it’s all about for me.

Steph Curry’s Hot Night

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