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Kevin Durant wants no part of drama, focused on Warriors' improvements

Kevin Durant wants no part of drama, focused on Warriors' improvements

HOUSTON -- As pitiful as the Warriors played Thursday night, Kevin Durant walked over to the area designated for postgame interviews and engaged in the gory details.

He was cordial and accommodating, spending a full two minutes carefully analyzing the game and crediting the Houston Rockets’ performance in walloping the Warriors 107-86 at Toyota Center.

But when questioned about his relationship with teammate Draymond Green, Durant’s face turned stony and his voice blunt.

“Don’t ask me about that again,” he said.

Durant said it as if he meant every single word, all six. Though he shared the court with Green all night, he clearly wants no part in extending the drama that surrounded them after their heated argument late in the game against the Clippers on Monday night.

Once that subject was squashed, Durant was back to himself, explaining how Houston’s switching, along with absence of Stephen Curry, had made it difficult for the Warriors to find good looks from beyond the arc.

They shot a season-worst 4 of 18 from deep.

“It’s going to be tough for us to get those quick 3-pointers that we usually get off our actions,” he said. “But I thought we did a solid job of taking what the defense gives us. We’ve just got to watch film and continue to keep growing.”

Keep growing. The same seems to apply to healing the damaged relationship between Durant and Green -- if that is possible at all.

Warriors' Draymond Green reveals desire to retire from NBA in 10 years

Warriors' Draymond Green reveals desire to retire from NBA in 10 years

For Warriors star Draymond Green, this offseason has been all about the Benjamins.

First, Green agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension with Golden State, keeping the three-time All-Star from potentially entering free agency in 2020.

Then last week, one of Green’s first investments -- Smile Direct Club -- went public on the stock market and went from a $150 million valuation to a $9 billion valuation. Draymond told Forbes that his investment is now worth 40 times what it was initially.

Green was recently asked about his future plans after basketball, and the 29-year-old has no desire to slow down his money-making moves.

“Ten years from now I'd like to be retired from the NBA, engaged in a number of business ventures,” Green told Inc.com. “And well on my way to my goal of becoming a billionaire.”

Even with seven NBA seasons under his belt, Green has played an average of almost 94 games a year, including both the regular-season and postseason play. At that rate, he would end up amassing 1,593 games played for his career if he played 10 more NBA seasons, placing him second on the NBA’s all-time games played list behind Robert Parish. 

However, Green lost over 20 pounds during the 2018-19 season and took his game to a new level in the postseason, and with today’s modern technology, players are staying fresh longer than ever before. 

I mean Vince Carter is still lacing up his sneakers next to players who weren’t even born when the 42-year-old made his NBA debut.

[RELATED: Watch Warriors star Steph Curry's dance moves at brother Seth's wedding]

We’ll see if Green can parlay his very successful offseason into his on the court play when the Warriors open up the preseason on Oct. 5 at Chase Center against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Until then, keep cashing those checks, Dray.

Watch Warriors star Steph Curry's dance moves at brother Seth's wedding

Watch Warriors star Steph Curry's dance moves at brother Seth's wedding

Every Warriors fan has seen a Steph Curry shimmy.

When the two-time NBA MVP hits a big shot, the shimmy comes out. It's a move Warriors fans love and other teams hate. 

There's no hating on Steph's latest dance moves, though. The Warriors' star point guard was on Cloud Nine and showing off his dance moves over the weekend while younger brother Seth got married in Malibu. 

The Curry brothers took center stage during the playoffs last season when the Warriors and Trail Blazers faced off in the Western Conference finals. Seth scored 6.3 points per game off the bench and then signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Mavericks this offseason.

[RELATED: Check out Steph's $31M three-level mansion in Atherton]

The younger Curry brother married Callie Rivers, the daughter of Clippers coach Doc Rivers. There could be some real competitive H-O-R-S-E games at holidays between these families in the future.

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