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Draymond's reaction to Curry's karaoke: 'You're an amazing father, but...'

Draymond's reaction to Curry's karaoke: 'You're an amazing father, but...'

Last week, Steph Curry partook in some Carpool Karaoke with CBS' James Corden.

This week, Draymond Green voiced his opinion on Curry's decision.

"Broke. Horrible. Horrible," Draymond told Marcus Thompson II on the Dray Day Podcast. "Like what are you doing, Steph? Broke.

"I laughed at it. It was terrible. I know a couple Frozen songs but ... no. I think Steph is an amazing father by the way ... he's an incredible person ... but just because you know a song doesn't make you a great father (laughing).

"Steph -- if you're listening ... I think you're an amazing father ... but hey bro, the song don't make you great."

Draymond also weighed in on the idea that many NBA superstars don't like how Steph Curry rose to fame and became the first unanimous MVP in NBA history.

"Number 1 -- looking at Steph, he's not supposed to be able to do what he does," Draymond started. "And so that right there alone, if pisses people off. He's way more than what everybody expected him to be or gave him a shot to be. I think most people look at it like, "Oh man, this was a privileged kid growing up. How did he become this? He ain't supposed to become this. It's supposed to be the guy from the hood that never had nothing and had to grind for everything.' 

"But when you look at Steph's life, they had money but Steph wasn't treated like they had money ... he had chores. They didn't raise them like they were just these privileged kids, which shows why they have two sons in the NBA and a daughter who's doing great in college...

"Everybody just wanted to make him out to be this soft, jump-shooting guy. And he continued to get better and better and better ... all those that hate on Steph -- it all goes back to an old saying: 'They want to see you do good, but never better than them.' 

"And that's what it boils down to. That's jealousy ... that ain't never changing."

Report: Rockets among teams interested in Jimmy Butler

Report: Rockets among teams interested in Jimmy Butler

Could Jimmy Butler go home to Houston?

Apparently, the Rockets are interested in trying to make it happen, though we're not sure how the numbers would work out.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets, Nets, Pistons, Clippers, Heat, 76ers and Blazers are "interested in talking further with Minnesota" about trying to acquire the four-time All-Star. The Cavs are also interested acquiring Butler, according to Woj.

Houston has a problem, though. They are already $11.444 million over the luxury cap threshold. Butler is set to make $20.445 million in 2018-19 and $19.841 million in 2019-20, so the Rockets would have to do salary cap gymnastics to make a deal work.

On Friday, GM Daryl Morey told The Houston Chronicle that the Rockets are "doing what we can to prepare for" the Warriors.

Acquiring Butler would certainly fit that messaging.

Daryl Morey admits Rockets make most decisions with Warriors in mind

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Daryl Morey admits Rockets make most decisions with Warriors in mind

Grass is green, the sky is blue, and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is still obsessed with knocking off the Warriors.

Morey admitted as much in an interview with the Houston Chronicle, telling the paper that "a very high percentage" of the Rockets' decisions this offseason are made with one thing on their mind:

Same as last year, it's very likely to win the title we're going to have to beat the Warriors at some point. We're doing what we can to prepare for them. To me, that's what any rational person would do. I'm intrigued by some thinking it's odd that we say that. Maybe because it's not a norm. Ask any fan, 'Who do you have to beat to win the title?' They're going to say 'the Warriors.' It seems like [general manager] speak or coachspeak to not say that.

Morey told anybody who would ask last season that the Rockets were single-mindedly obsessed with beating the Warriors in the playoffs. Houston came close last season, jumping out to a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals, before Golden State stormed back to win the final two games in Rockets star Chris Paul's injury absence.

Morey responded with a substantial makeover of his roster. Defensive stoppers Luc Mbah a Moute and Trevor Ariza are gone, while Carmelo Anthony, Michael Carter-Williams, Marquese Chriss, James Ennis and Brandon Knight are in. The Rockets were one of the West's best defensive teams last season, and Morey expects the team to withstand the loss of Ariza and Mbah a Moute.

"We can be [as strong defensively]," Morey told the Chronicle. "They were both extremely good defenders. So it will be a challenge. That was a big part of our meeting. [Assistant coach Roy Rogers] was walking through what changes and how excited he was with what he was planning to do and the personnel we have to be better than last year."

Morey -- as well as the Warriors -- will get a first look at whether or not Houston's offseason was successful on Nov. 17, when the Rockets host the defending NBA champions.