Draymond Green said that the competition in the Eastern Conference is weak.
Green said on Monday that he was disappointed in the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors, both teams that the Cleveland Cavaliers swept in their foray to the Eastern Conference Finals.
“I thought teams would compete a little harder, ” said Green. “I just watched San Antonio-Houston. I like to watch good basketball. When you watch Cleveland play, you’re only watching one side of the good basketball. That’s kind of weak. I like watching a good game, not even necessarily that it’s going to be a close game. I like to watch teams playing good basketball. When you watch them, you watch one team playing good basketball and everybody else do something. I don’t know what that something is.”
Green and his Golden State Warriors team have been more dominant than the Cavaliers team in these playoffs. The Warriors are seven and zero in the 2017 playoffs with an average margin of victory of over 13 points. The Cavaliers are eight and zero with an average margin of victory of a little over eight points. Green did not feel as though the competition in the Western Conference was weak. The Warriors have swept the Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz, both of whom he said have been playing good basketball.
“I think Utah is still playing good basketball,” said Green. “Regardless if they win or not, I think we’re a better team. But at the same time, they still play a good brand of basketball.”