CGTN Sports Talk: Have the Warriors changed for better without Green?


CGTN Sports Talk EP269 Warriors.mp3


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Draymond Green is expected to come back for the Golden State Warriors from his 12-game suspension next week.

The team is currently 17-18 and 10th in the Western Conference, hardly better than they were before Green was suspended. They still blew big lead or struggled to win over weak opponents on many occasions.

It’s unfair to say that coach Steve Kerr hasn’t tried to make changes in rotations and players’ roles for the Warriors to perform better. He actually tried a lot, but just not in the right spots.

Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, looks on during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, December 30, 2023. /CFP

Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, looks on during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, December 30, 2023. /CFP

Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors is about to shoot a free throw in the game against the Miami Heat at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, December 29, 2023. /CFP

Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors is about to shoot a free throw in the game against the Miami Heat at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, December 29, 2023. /CFP

Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors is about to shoot a free throw in the game against the Denver Nuggets at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, January 4, 2024. /CFP

Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors is about to shoot a free throw in the game against the Denver Nuggets at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, January 4, 2024. /CFP

Host: Li Xiang

Cover designer: Feng Yuan