The Warriors didn’t play Wednesday night, so instead of prepping for a game, Draymond Green was watching ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” when the topic of Kevin Durant sprung into the conversation.
Durant became a topic of conversation after he apologized for criticizing the officials the night before. NBA reporter Brian Windhorst was on the “Countdown” panel, and he brought up Green’s comments from earlier in the month when he said the NBA needs a new crop of officials.
After Bailey’s opening goal, Tavares scored off a beauty touch pass from Thomas Hickey through his legs after getting the puck from Barzal.
Leipsic scored his first of the game, and first as a Canuck, after taking a pass from Virtanen near the net at 14:25. Archibald tied it when he converted a penalty shot by wristing it over Halak’s stick.
Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, who were both chosen as All-Star reserves, joked about the drafting process for Curry and fellow captain LeBron James. This year’s All-Star format has changed from being a battle of East vs. West to essentially the best pickup game in the world with Curry and James choosing from the pool of All-Stars. (Note: Players are still divided evenly between the two conferences with 12 from the East and 12 from the West.)
After the Warriors’ 123-112 win over the Knicks on Tuesday night, Thompson had a funny response to a question about campaigning for a spot on Curry’s team.
“I would probably actually request a trade if [Curry] doesn’t pick me,” Thompson said.
“We’ll see if [Curry] picks me,” Green said. “Setting no more screens if he don’t.”
“You don’t replace [Roberson],” Donovan said Sunday. “It’s no different than having a person who averages 25 a game and goes out — you’re not gonna replace 25 points. And you’re not gonna replace Andre’s defense.”