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Draymond Green's favorite Steph Curry story is from 2015, involves beer, wine

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Draymond Green's favorite Steph Curry story is from 2015, involves beer, wine

In 2015, the Warriors fell behind the Grizzlies two games to one in the Western Conference Semifinals.

"After the game, I was in my hotel room -- and I wouldn't call it sulking, but I was thinking about what I need to do better for the next game -- and he (Draymond) called and told me to come down to the BBQ spot down the street," Steph Curry explained back in May. "We had a pretty unhealthy meal and I think we had a beer, and (he) put in perspective that we're still in good shape … you need those type of moments where you kind of get our of your feelings a little bit, but also just keep the right perspective around winning a championship."

You probably already knew that story, and Draymond corroborated Curry's account by detailing his version of that night in Memphis to Sam Alipour of ESPN.

And then, the three-time All-Star revealed another instance when a little alcohol brought he and Curry together. It happened exactly a month after the night in Memphis.

"Then we're in Cleveland, down 2-1 in the first Finals. Steph was struggling, so I took a bottle of wine to his room," Draymond told ESPN. "So it's just me and Steph, in his room, crushing a whole bottle of wine -- and we won the next three.

"Those are the moments I'll never forget. That's my guy, man."

Not trying to pick on the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year here, but two people sharing one bottle of wine isn't exactly "crushing" it. 

Sorry, but somebody had to say it... (just having some fun, Draymond)

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors' Draymond Green jokes about wanting buyout to join playoff team

Warriors' Draymond Green jokes about wanting buyout to join playoff team

Breaking news: The Warriors are not going to the playoffs this season.

That means they have 27 games left and the offseason begins after the final horn sounds at around 9:30 p.m. PT on April 15.

So what does Draymond Green want to accomplish before the 2019-20 campaign comes to an end?

"A buyout," the three-time NBA champion told reporters after Wednesday's practice. "Go to a playoff team."

After a couple seconds, he smiled and said: "I'm just playing."

Draymond, whose four-year contract extension worth just under $100 million begins next season, has never missed the postseason since entering the league as the No. 35 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

It's going to be very strange for him to view the games from afar.

It's safe to assume that in addition to checking out the games on TV, Draymond probably will watch a lot of film on the top draft prospects as the Warriors most likely will have a top-five pick.

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But that's a conversation for another day. Green and his teammates have a job to do the next two months.

"Just trying to continue to get more rhythm with the guys that are here, continue to help them improve," Draymond said. "And really just work on my own game. Not often you get the opportunity to work on your game in a game setting.

"These games matter, but they don't matter. You're not playing for seeding or trying to preserve your legs for the playoffs. So you really get the chance to work on some things in game situations."

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Warriors have list of players they want to sign to contracts this season

Warriors have list of players they want to sign to contracts this season

On Feb. 8, the Warriors signed Jeremy Pargo and Zach Norvell Jr. to 10-day contracts.

Golden State is not giving either player a second 10-day deal, which means the team has a couple of roster spots to fill.

"As it relates to Jeremy and Zach, I'm not exactly sure -- just without having spoken to Bob (Myers) and Mike (Dunleavy) and Kirk (Lacob) yet -- I can't give you an exact thought on how that played out," coach Steve Kerr told reporters Tuesday night. "But they both did a great job."

Pargo -- who before joining the Warriors last appeared in an NBA game on March 29, 2013 -- recorded 15 points and two assists against the Phoenix Suns last Wednesday in the Dubs' final game before the All-Star break.

Kerr doesn't know who Golden State will be bringing into the fold and/or when that will happen.

"To be perfectly honest, I just got back from the All-Star break a few hours ago," Kerr explained. "I haven't had a chance to speak to guys in the front office. I know we have a list of players who we'd like to take a look at. We'll see how that all pans out.

"But there's a good chance that over the last couple months of the season we take a look at some different players. That's the idea."

Technically, the Warriors don't have to sign anybody for two weeks. But with Klay Thompson and Steph Curry sidelined -- and Kevon Looney continuing to deal with various ailments -- it's safe to assume they'll be adding some bodies sooner rather than later.

[RELATED: Why Kerr isn't entertaining idea of Klay playing this season]

But that won't transpire before Thursday's game against the Houston Rockets:

The situation remains fluid and can change at any moment.

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