The Golden State Warriors came into the 2022-23 NBA season with championship aspirations.
Fresh off their title run last year, their sights were clearly set on a repeat performance.
Unfortunately, a myriad of issues ultimately derailed Golden State’s season. Thus far, the team is 20-19 and sits 9th in the Western Conference. The fact that their record is that bad after going 6-4 in their last 10 outings is telling.
This week, Draymond Green appeared on his podcast and gave his honest thoughts on the Warriors’ season thus far.
“This team has started to find its identity”
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) January 6, 2023
“Our season’s a little weird as you know,” Green said.
“Best record in the league at home, at 17-2, it’s incredible. Worst record in the league on the road, at 3-16, which is awful. … Most importantly, this team has started to find its identity.
“And for me, that’s more important than what the home record says right now or what the road record says right now. Over the last five games, I think this team has truly started to build an identity, and every great team has an identity.”
The Warriors have dealt with some weird headlines both on and off the court this year. Clearly that has hampered them to some degree as well.
It’s looking like a 3-team race for Boogie at the moment. https://t.co/hmrUsgP19A
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 6, 2023
In recent weeks, Golden State has been linked to some notable trade discussions. It will be interesting to see if anything materializes on that front.
Either way, whether they add new players or not, getting a healthy Stephen Curry back in January will no doubt pump some fresh life into the squad.
Whether that will be enough to allow them to compete for a title in 2023 remains to be seen.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.