Draymond Green Says Fighting For Play-In Spot ‘Doesn’t Motivate Me’
Golden State Warriors ahead Draymond Green lately stated in an interview that he’s not motivated by the league’s new play-in video games.
The Warriors at the moment sit in 1oth place, one sport forward of the Sacramento Kings for the ultimate play-in spot.
“To be honest with you, I don’t go into these games thinking like, ‘Man, we need to win these games to get to the playoffs,’” Green stated after Thursday’s 116-109 loss to the Miami Heat.
“I hate f—ing losing, so when I step on the floor, I want to win. But I’ll be 100 percent honest with you; fighting for a play-in spot does not motivate me. We’re in what, [9th]? Fighting for a [play-in] spot doesn’t motivate me at all.”
Green, a three-time champion with the Warriors, added that the thought of compacting into the postseason shouldn’t be going to inspire him any greater than not eager to lose already does.
“I want to win every game I play because I hate losing,” he stated.
“That s— really bothers me. So that’s what motivates me, not fighting for some play-in spot.”
With the experiment working so effectively within the bubble final season, the NBA now has each conferences’ 7-10 seeds combating for the possibility to make the postseason.
Green was requested if his emotions in the direction of the play-in sport would change in a number of weeks if it was the final resort for the crew to get into the playoffs.
“No, it still won’t motivate me,” Green stated. “I step on the court docket and I’m going to offer 110 p.c whether or not it’s the play-in sport or not. But, no play-in sport goes to inspire me at this level in my profession. That’s simply form of what it’s. Playoff basketball is unquestionably motivating, however a play-in sport don’t inspire me. And that received’t change right now, tomorrow, in a month or two months or two years from now.
“I want to win. That’s enough motivation for me, but I’m not going to spend every day like, ‘Man, we’re right on the cusp of that play-in’ — I don’t give a damn about that play-in game. If that’s where we are and we’re in the game, yeah, I’m going to do all I can to win the game. But, the play-in situation isn’t going to get me out of my bed like I got to bust my ass today because we’re fighting for the play-in spot. That ain’t going to push me.”
Draymond Green is in his ninth season with the Warriors.