Draymond Green always believes the Warriors have a chance to win when Steph Curry is in the lineup, but what team does he believe has the best chance at capturing a championship if the Warriors don't?
In speaking with The Athletic's Sam Amick, Green explained why he sees a former teammate's squad as the top contenders for the NBA Finals.
"Well I think it’s hard to say the Brooklyn Nets aren’t a favorite with the firepower that they have," Green told Amick. "In saying that, those three guys (James Harden, Durant and Kyrie Irving) have played what, six games together, seven games together?
"That’s tough to overcome. So it’s hard to just outright pick them and understand how important chemistry and time together is. But I think if there’s any team that can f--king (do it), if there’s anybody that can beat the system — for lack of a better term — they’ve got three guys that can f--king fill it up with the best of them. And that’s tough to stop. So if there’s any team that can be an exception to the rule, I think it’s them."
Brooklyn is just a game behind the Philadelphia 76ers for the top seed in the East, despite such a limited sample size of the league's best big three on the court together.
Green and the Warriors face a game Sunday to close out the regular season that will have a playoff atmosphere, as the winner between Golden State and the Memphis Grizzlies will play the Los Angeles Lakers in the play-in tournament for a chance at the seventh seed in the NBA Playoffs, while the loser must win the matchup between the nine and ten seeds before having to beat the loser of the seven vs. eight game just to get the eighth seed.