NBA: Drymond Green enjoys leadership role as Warriors reach final

Golden State Warriors forward Dremond Green (23) is celebrating after winning five games in the 2022 Western Conference Final against the Dallas Mavericks at the Chase Center.  Compulsory Credit: Carrie Edmundson-USA Today Sports

May 26, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Dremond Green (23) is celebrating after winning five games in the 2022 Western Conference Final against the Dallas Mavericks at the Chase Center. (Carrie Edmundson-USA Today Sports)

Golden State Warriors forward Dremond Green says the team’s trip to their sixth NBA Finals in eight years “looks different” now that he, Stephen Curry and Clay Thompson have taken over as experienced leaders.

The Warriors completed a gentleman’s sweep of the Dallas Mavericks with a 120-110 win in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals in San Francisco on Thursday. They will face the Boston Celtics or the Miami Heat for the championship.

The “Dubs” won titles in 2015, 2017 and 2018 but their dynasty days seemed to be over when they won only 15 games in Epidemic-Short 2020. They completely missed last year’s playoffs before roaring this season

Green said in his podcast on Friday, “The special reason for getting this team back is because this is the first time we’re really doing it from a leadership position.”

“Before our veterinarians and we were young. So doing it as a veterinarian and showing young people how it’s done – that’s what feels so special. “

The Warriors have been driven by a comeback this season after missing the entire two seasons of Thompson due to curry shooting, breakout performances by Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole and leg injuries.

Green, 32, a versatile and enthusiastic player who has been called the team’s “heartbeat,” said he was happy to prove the suspects wrong.

“Everyone said we were done. It’s over. It’s time to dump her. Trade this guy, trade that guy, ”he said.

Although he said he was grateful for the moment, he added that the Warriors have no time to rest on their laurels with the final. The tip-off will be June 2 in San Francisco.

“The worst thing is going to the NBA Finals and losing because you have the sum of the summer as a winner,” Green said.

“It’s great, I’m glad to be there, but we still have four more wins.”

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