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Steve Kerr makes big admission about Draymond Green, Warriors not being in NBA bubble

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The Golden State Warriors struggled through a brutal 2019-20 season after five straight trips to the NBA Finals, finishing with the worst record in the league and failing to make the restart in Orlando. During a podcast with Bill Simmons, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that, initially, the team wasn’t all that disappointed about missing out. 

Via Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area:

“Obviously we were having a really rough season. It’s been a grind this year… So when the Orlando thing happened, I don’t think a lot of us were that disappointed to not be invited — especially the guys who have been part of this thing for the last six years: Steph (Curry), Draymond (Green), Klay (Thompson). The guys needed a rest. They just needed to get away.”

However, the Warriors coach then admitted that as time has gone on and games have been played, his opinion has shifted. Draymond Green has a similar sentiment:

“I talked to Draymond about it… Draymond and I kind of both feel the same way, which is we kind of want to be there. We’re missing out. These games look fun. The NBA is doing a great job. The games are competitive. The players look great. To not be there actually is kind of painful.”

It’s no surprise that Kerr and Green are now wishing the Warriors could be a part of this restart in Florida. With all these intense games going on, the competitive juices must be flowing.

There was talk of a second bubble for the eight teams not invited to Disney World, but now it’s looking like those plans may fall through. The Warriors may still wind up doing an in-market minicamp of some sort. Doing that would at least be helpful when it comes to preparing for the 2020-21 NBA season.