Draymond Green is supremely confident in the Golden State Warriors' chances of making the NBA Finals for a sixth straight season even after having lost Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston. And it only took Green seven words to fully explain his reasoning behind thinking the Warriors can win the West once again.
"Steph Curry on our team? Klay? Yep." Those words were all it took for that reporter to move onto the next question for Green.
Draymond's not completely wrong, either. Klay Thompson may be forced to miss the season due to recovery from an ACL injury, but D'Angelo Russell joined the team, too. The Dubs may lack depth until Thompson returns, but they won't be any kind of pushover. Not one bit.
Everyone's discounting the Warriors this season despite the fact that they still have the greatest shooter to have ever lived still in his prime in Stephen Curry and perhaps the second-greatest shooter ever in Klay.
The Splash Bros. still deserve respect, and opposing NBA coaches are going to have fits prepping for them during the playoffs. (Yes, the Warriors will definitely be making the playoffs this season.)
On top of it all, Draymond's going to be playing with a chip on his shoulder. With that in mind, the league had better watch out.