Every NBA fans know just how stacked the Golden State Warriors have been since Kevin Durant joined their squad back in 2016.
Since KD’s arrival in the Bay Area, Golden State has managed to go 16-1 in the playoffs on their way to their second NBA championship in three years, as well as have four of their players named to an All-Star game, becoming only the eighth team in NBA history to do so.
Kevin Durant has been a perennial All-Star almost his entire career, and Steph Curry hasn’t missed an All-Star game since 2014, but both Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are a little harder to gauge when you consider the competition they’re up against to snag an All-Star roster spot.
But according to Green, he thinks himself, Thompson, Curry and Durant should all be named All-Stars again this year.
“We’re winning and everyone is playing well,” Green told ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes. “Why not?”
“”I kind of heard quite a bit this year that we should only get three max, but I don’t see why not four?” Green added. “If winning has been the [blueprint to get four stars in] every year, why should it change up?”
Draymond sure does have a point with the whole ‘winning’ argument. The Warriors currently sit at a league-best 35-9 on the season and looking back in time — to as recently as 2015 even — when a team is performing that well before the All-Star break, they manage to claim multiple All-Star spots.
Case in point, the 2015 Atlanta Hawks, who had Jeff Teague, Al Horford, Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap all named to the All-Star game on their way to their first 60-win season in franchise history.
It’s looking likely that both Durant (1,326,059 All-Star votes) and Curry (1,369,658 All-Star votes) will be locks to make the ASG this season, but both Klay (686,825 votes) and Draymond (616,730 votes) may have a harder time making it in, with the likes of James Harden and Jimmy Butler competing with Thompson, whereas Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and a host of other big men will be fighting for a frontcourt spot with Green.