Green predicted a Lakers victory.
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors recently hosted his own podcast, ‘The Draymond Green Show’. Green predicted the first round match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference playoffs.
Green’s choice was the Lakers.
“I think the Los Angeles Lakers will win the series. There will be upsets. There will be a tough game, but the Lakers will understand the game, slow down and take the series,” Green said.
The Lakers faced a bleak situation after the season opener, recording 2 wins and 10 losses in 12 games. As a result, there was even a voice saying that the Lakers’ chances of advancing to the playoffs were 0.32%.
However, the Lakers made a great turnaround in the second half and raised the rankings. A successful trade worked. The Lakers acquired D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jared Vanderbilt in exchange for Russell Westbrook, who was a sore finger. Hachimura Rui added it.
As a result, the Lakers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in the play-in tournament to advance to the playoffs as the 7th seed.
Memphis showed a different move from the Lakers. Memphis, where the potential of the young guns exploded, cruised from the beginning of the season and took the top spot in the Western Conference.
Ace Ja Morant committed an eccentricity during the season and was unable to play for a while. However, Memphis overcame the tough Western Conference with Desmond Bain, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Dylan Brooks at the forefront.
As a result, Memphis went straight to the playoffs as the second seed with a record of 51 wins and 31 losses.
The series between the Lakers and Memphis is a match between the 7th seed and the 2nd seed. Memphis’ overall dominance is expected. However, Green expressed doubts about Memphis’ playoff competitiveness.
“The Lakers will be able to capitalize on Memphis’ mistakes,” Green said. “We remember the mistakes Memphis made in the playoffs last season, especially in the series against Minnesota.먹튀검증 We’ll see if Memphis grows. If Memphis grows. If it did, the Lakers would have a tough series and I would be wrong.”