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Draymond Green shrugs off Steve Kerr's comments: 'It don't bother me'

Draymond Green shrugs off Steve Kerr's comments: 'It don't bother me'

HOUSTON -- Two days after television cameras caught Steve Kerr saying he's "tired" of Draymond Green, the Warriors forward shrugged off any worry of friction between him and his coach.

"Nah, it don't bother me," Green said after practice Tuesday night. "[Thing] happens, it is what it is. I'm sure there's plenty of times coaches are tired of players, and sometimes players are tired of coaches. I don't take it personal -- it is what it is on that one."

During the fourth quarter of Sunday's 115-111 loss to the Suns, TV cameras caught Kerr talking to Warriors assistant Mike Brown and appearing to say something about being sick of Draymond during a timeout. Kerr's frustration stemmed from Green aggressively questioning officials' calls during the game, league sources told NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole. Green, among other players, wanted more support from the Warriors' coaching staff regarding the officiating.

When asked about the exchange Monday, Kerr jokingly denied what was said in the conversation with Brown.

“The lip-readers were wrong,” he said. “What I said was, ‘I beg to differ with Draymond’s approach tonight.’ Those are my exact words. I don’t know how somebody misconstrued that.”

When pressed if he and Kerr cleared the air, Green brushed off the sentiment.

"There's nothing to clear," Green said. "Like I said, [things] happen. We live in a day and age where there's a camera everywhere. If anything, you know, be more conscious of that. As far as me needing to clear the air, there's no air to clear."

"Someone else's opinion on how they necessarily may feel ain't get me to where I am in the first place. So I don't really spend my time worried about how anyone feels. I think everyone is entitled to their own feelings and opinions, so I don't take anyone's feelings or opinions personal because it's just that for them, it's personal for them. So who am I to feel a way about how someone else may feel or feel in them?"

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The Warriors have had their share of drama this season -- from the exchange between Green and Kevin Durant, to a heated argument sideline between Kerr and Jordan Bell. What's noteworthy about Kerr's fiasco with Green is that it was an intimate moment between two coaches caught on camera, and, in the age of social media, became a big news story, a reality that didn't necessarily catch Green off guard.

"I'm not surprised," Green said. "If I am considered a millennial, that is the day and age of social media, and I know how news spreads like wildfire, so I'm not surprised at all."

Steph Curry wants to drop 22 3s when Warriors open season vs. Clippers

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Steph Curry wants to drop 22 3s when Warriors open season vs. Clippers

The Warriors are prepping to open up the 2019-20 season in some new digs at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The team is going to do it with some nice new uniforms as well.

Leading it all will be Steph Curry who is more than ready to get started. He even gave a bold prediction that he's going to make it rain from the arch on opening night as the team plays host to the Los Angeles Clippers:

The six-time All-Star suggests nothing but buckets during a GoDaddy launch even in the San Francisco.

His wife, Ayesha, responded perfectly with a simple "Wow, OK."

But we appreciate the confidence. 

Curry's teammate Klay Thompson still hosts the NBA single-game record with his 14-three pointer performance last October, but Steph is right behind him with 13.

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First thing's first: If anyone is going to drain 22 threes, it's Steph. And if that's the case, and he doesn't reach that checkpoint, perhaps he'll reach just enough threes to surpass Klay and leave him quiet for a while. At least until he comes back from injury.

Either way, expect a show on opening night.

Warriors star Steph Curry says winning third NBA MVP 'would be special'

Warriors star Steph Curry says winning third NBA MVP 'would be special'

The last player to win at least three NBA MVP awards was LeBron James when he took home the trophy for a fourth time in the 2012-13 season. 

Steph Curry is ready to add to his trophy case. The Warriors' start point guard came up short in his attempt to three-peat as a champion last season, but he has a third MVP on his mind this year.

"At the end of the day, winning an MVP would be special," Curry said Tuesday to ESPN's Rachel Nichols on "The Jump." "And it's something that -- I've experienced before and would love to experience again.

"I'd love to push the envelope and push the limits a little bit."

Curry averaged 23.8 points and 7.7 assists per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the 3-point line in his first of two MVP seasons. He's averaged more points per game in every season since, and his 27.3 points per game last season were the second-highest of his career. 

With Kevin Durant gone and Klay Thompson out for several months with a torn ACL, Curry is expected to see plenty of shots and could put up huge numbers. Curry was seen putting up shots late Monday night at the Warriors practice facility in San Francisco and seems locked in on silencing the Dubs' doubters. 

[RELATED: Steph fires back after KD's criticism of Warriors offense]

"I always say, I'm playing like I'm the best player on the floor no matter what the situation is," Curry said to Nichols. "That's my mentality. It might not mean I'm taking every shot, but that's the aggressiveness that I need to play with and the confidence I need to have." 

This will be a whole different Warriors team than in past years, but it could also be the return of MVP Steph.