Draymond Green is focusing on the present.
The Warriors are looking to win their third straight NBA title and enter play Tuesday tied for the lead in the Western Conference with a 47-22 record. But, the dynasty has a chance to be broken up this summer if star forward Kevin Durant opts out of his contract and signs elsewhere as a free agent.
Green told The Athletic he isn’t concerned about anything beyond this season.
“(Durant) is part of it right now,” Green said. “Whatever happens this summer happens. … If he go, he go. If he stay, he stay. But while he’s here, we’re going to win another championship. It’s just that simple. Nothing else matters.”
The typically dominant Warriors are just 4-5 in their last nine games. Green, however, is still confident about the team’s title chances.
“People want to make themselves believe that we’re beatable, and I don’t blame anyone for that,” Green told The Athletic last weekend. “You should believe that we’re beatable and that you can beat us.
“But at the end of the day, in a seven-game series, you’ve got to go out four times and prove that. And until someone proves that, they can think what they want.”
Green is averaging seven points, seven assists and 7.4 rebounds this season. He’s shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 26.9 percent from 3-point range.
Golden State will face the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Tuesday.