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Draymond Green looks forward to Warriors having chip on their shoulder

Draymond Green looks forward to Warriors having chip on their shoulder

Draymond Green has had a busy, but fun offseason. 

Whether he was vacationing in Monaco or playing pickup basketball with DeMarcus Cousins during Boogie's bachelor party, he was making the most of the time off. He also took a few moments to soak up the fact that he's a millionaire 100 times over as he told ESPN's Rachel Nichols on "The Jump" Wednesday. 

In the wide-ranging interview, he also detailed that the Warriors will be heading into the 2019-20 season as the underdogs, a term the team is not synonymous with during recent years. But he's more than OK with that.

"It brings a chip back," Green said. "I'm pretty sure Steph [Curry] missed that chip and some of the stuff Klay [Thompson's] been texting me this summer, I'm positive he misses the chip."

Dray missed that chip on the team's shoulder as well, and it appears he's looking forward to the team proving the world wrong -- a situation he's more than used to. But he's excited about the team's future and was even more excited to sign that four-year extension. 

"This contract, tells you that all the garbage you tried to say about me arguing with Kevin [Durant] or about the thing with Steve Kerr, about the suspension -- it just tells you, that there was a method to that madness."

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He said he enjoys the validation "just a tad." But looking at the size of the smile he gave, it was bigger than that.

Warriors GM Bob Myers discusses high school Hall of Fame induction

Warriors GM Bob Myers discusses high school Hall of Fame induction

Believe it or not, Warriors general manager Bob Myers was once the worst player on his basketball team. That was at UCLA, but in his defense, he was one of the stand-outs in high school.

He was a star for the Monte Vista Mustangs and was recently part of the first Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Before the dinner honoring the group of inductees, he told his kids that he was being honored for being a good player, and they poked fun at him as they were confused about him being referred to as a talented athlete.

"But I'm in man, I got in -- they can't take it away," Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike during Friday's Warriors-Lakers telecast. 

His former school honored him with a plaque that he's sporting on his dashboard. He also got a license plate frame.

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Fitzgerald said he will be calling Myers "Hall of Famer" for the rest of the year.

Suppose that means it was worth it.

Warriors GM Bob Myers breaks down what Marquese Chriss brings to team

Warriors GM Bob Myers breaks down what Marquese Chriss brings to team

Marquese Chriss hasn't wasted any time adjusting to the Warriors after being acquired in October.

"He's done a nice job, he's played in the five -- I don't think he's played a ton of five, screen-setting, just the littlest things," general manager Bob Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike during Friday's Warriors-Lakers telecast. "Changing his angle on the screens, he's learned to play off these guys."

"Sometimes you need a bit of a wakeup call to just start doing the little things."

The little things the big man has been working on stretch beyond his playing ability. Young Chriss, at just 22 years old, has already been on four teams in three years if you include the Dubs.

When he was brought in, he was viewed as someone to not only make an impact now but down the line.

The team hadn't had a high draft pick in several years and to get someone of his age and caliber is the perfect addition to the roster as Kerr explained after acquiring Chriss

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Chriss looks forward to making a comeback after being plagued with a history of injuries. And the Warriors appear to be happy with the gamble they took. But time will tell.