Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green ‘strongly against’ second bubble
Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors are relieved they won’t be competing in a second bubble for the delete eight teams.
When news broke that the NBA was moving forward with a plan for the bottom eight teams to compete in a second bubble located in Chicago, fans of the Golden State Warriors were understandably excited. In contrast, star members of the team like Draymond Green we’re rooting against it.
Green spoke to Charles Barkley recently about the NBA’s plan to create a second playing location. Here’s what he had to say:
“No chance . No chance. No, at the end of the day — if it came about and we had to go — I’m not gonna opt out. I’m just not gonna do that. But I am strongly against Adam Silver and anyone else in the league office starting a second bubble.
No one wants to see these teams. And by the way — they don’t want to see us if Steph and Klay ain’t playing either. So what are we talking about?”
Green shared much of the same views as his other teammates who were rumored to sit out of the bubble if it were to take place. For Green, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson – there isn’t much reason to lock themselves down in Chicago for a few weeks to compete for the ‘Gus Macker Toilet Bowl’ as Green jokingly called it.
The Dubs finished with the worst record in the league and have little to gain from playing in Chicago – aside from maybe a small opportunity to build chemistry together before next season. Rather, the team would benefit much more from an extended offseason to rest and recover.
Regardless, it’s no surprise that Green is against playing in a second bubble and even less surprising that the NBA is backing away from the idea altogether.