This summer, the Warriors are undergoing a unique transformation. After being on top of the world for 3+ years, their losses will change the dynamic of the league for years to come.
In fact, in light of offseason changes, the Dubs are being considered underdogs. And, of course, Draymond Green had a thing to say about that.
“I’ve heard people say we’re not gonna make the playoffs. That’s crazy to me,” Green said in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols on Wednesday’s The Jump. “I mean, that’s just, like, that’s total disrespect, but no different than the disrespect we’ve all been getting for years.”
“I like it,” he said about his team being called underdogs. “You know, being the underdog. It’s been a while since we been the underdog. But it brings that underdog chip back, and I miss that chip. I’m pretty sure Steph [Curry] missed that chip, and some of the stuff Klay been texting me this summer, I’m positive he misses the chip.”
“… So to the oddsmakers, thanks. You got me where I am today. I look forward to where they take me again.”
It’s been a while since the Warriors have been able to call themselves underrated. But after everything, it seems these players are embracing their status.
Expect them to enter the season with huge chips on their shoulders — a thought that should be terrifying for the rest of the league.