OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green has said it often: This run by the Golden State Warriors won’t last forever.
And forever could be coming up fast.
From Day One the entire team was determined to enjoy the ride for as long as possible. Coach Steve Kerr preached as much at the start of training camp: Cherish this time because it all could change in a hurry once free agency arrives come summer.
The roster might look much different in a matter of months, perhaps a dynasty dismantled. Even if general manager Bob Myers does his best to keep the core together.
The two-time defending champions trail the Raptors 3-1 in the NBA Finals, with Game 5 on Monday night in Toronto. It will now take an improbable upset.
It’s “important to have that pride, to have the faith in what we’re capable of,” Green said.
If the Warriors stave off elimination at Scotiabank Arena, they return to Oracle Arena. Clearly, they don’t want the past two defeats to be a lasting memory in Oakland after 47 seasons. The curtain is closing at Oracle, with the Warriors moving to the new Chase Center in San Francisco next season.
Golden State understands the…