Things aren’t going too well for the Golden State Warriors right now.
It’s true that they’re only the third seed in the Western Conference, which is nothing to sneeze at and is quite impressive.
Still, they have not been playing well lately.
They certainly haven’t been performing like a three-seed.
Instead, they have been acting like a team that is fighting for a chance at the Play-In Tournament.
Draymond Green isn't happy with how the Warriors have played without Stephen Curry.
"I think we're playing soft. We're playing stupid. We're just not playing good basketball and we're getting punked."
— Mark Haynes (@markhaynesnba) March 23, 2022
Warriors star Draymond Green is well aware of the team’s struggles.
After Golden State’s stunning loss to the Orlando Magic, Green spoke about how they’ve been during the absence of their injured leader, Stephen Curry.
“I think we’re playing soft,” Green said.
“We’re playing stupid. We’re just not playing good basketball and we’re getting punked.”
Do the Warriors have what it takes to stop the punking in time for the playoffs?
Sliding Down The Standings
As of now, the Warriors are number three in the West but there is a good chance they will tumble down even further.
They have a tough schedule ahead and they have some fierce competition sneaking up behind them.
The Utah Jazz are behind the Warriors by just two games and the Dallas Mavericks are only three games behind.
If the Warriors continue to play stupidly, as Green said, they could certainly be surpassed by those teams.
The good news is that Curry is expected to return when the playoffs start, which means they can still have a strong postseason run.
But no team wants to start the playoffs in disarray and that’s exactly what the Warriors would be dealing with.
The Warriors are full of smart players – and they have a smart coaching staff.
It’s time they start acting like it.