The Golden State Warriors are clearly a team that will be contending for the championship during this upcoming postseason. They are currently the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, with a 43-18 record.
The No. 1 seed in the Western Conference this year is the Phoenix Suns, and they currently have a record of 49-12. It is possible for the Warriors to potentially finish the year as a No. 1 seed.
While the No. 1 seed would obviously be nice for the Warriors to have, it seems as though Draymond Green isn't too concerned about it. Green has recently claimed that no one in the Warriors organization feels the need to "exhaust" themselves to try and finish as the No. 1 team in the West. Taylor Wirth of NBC Sports relayed the news.
"The goal is to go win one on the road anyway," Green told reporters. "Whether you're trying to close out in four, closeout in five or closeout in six or seven. The goal is to always go win one on the road. If we're the two seed, you just gotta go win one on the road anyway. After going through it so many times, you understand -- to exhaust yourself for the one seed -- yeah, you get an extra game at home in the series or a close-out game at home. But I've won Game 7s on the road and lost Game 7s at home, so it don't really matter. If you can get it, great, but I don't feel like and I don't feel like anyone in this organization feels like it's worth it to exhaust yourself trying to chase after it.
The Golden State Warriors are a team on the older side, with a veteran core. It makes sense that they would prioritize simply reaching the playoffs and maintaining their position as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. They are in a good spot currently, and saving energy for the playoffs could be the best course of action.
There are some that have the Golden State Warriors winning the 2021-22 championship, and their talent level suggests that they have a good chance of doing so. Championship or not, it will be good to see Stephen Curry and his squad back in the playoffs, and perhaps we'll see them make a deep playoff run this year.