Green’s choice is the Lakers.
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors appeared on his podcast ‘The Draymond Green Show’ on the 14th (hereinafter Korean time). He delivered his predictions for the Western Conference Finals here.
The Western Conference Finals pits the 7th seed Los Angeles Lakers against the 1st seed Denver Nuggets.
The Lakers started with the play-in tournament and defeated the 2nd seed Memphis Grizzlies and the 6th seed Golden State in turn, completing a series of upsets and landing in the Western Conference Finals.
On the other hand, Denver, who won the 1st seed, took the 8th seed Minnesota Timberwolves and the 4th seed Phoenix Suns and advanced to the Western Conference Finals relatively comfortably.
Green judged that the direction of this series would be determined by the matchup between big men Anthony Davis메이저놀이터 and Nicola Jokic, the main players of both teams.
“The matchup between Anthony Davis and Nicola Jokic is key,” Green said. “Jokic can play the game from a variety of locations, including on the elbow area, at the free throw line and near the paint zone. His presence is key to helping Davis play the way he wants. It will present difficulties,” he said.
As Green said, Jokichi, who won back-to-back season MVP, is a player who can play the game he wants anytime, anywhere. In the second round against Phoenix, he showed a number of plays with leisurely movements and a special sense. Jokic’s playoff averages so far are 30.7 points, 12.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists.
Davis, who has to stop Yokichi like this, cannot be ignored. He is showing off the dignity of a ‘healthy seagull’ in this playoff. In particular, the defensive power under the goal is unmatched. Davis averaged 21.2 points, 14.1 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in the playoffs.
Since it is a series between the 7th seed and the 1st seed, Denver’s dominance is predicted. However, Green predicted that the Lakers, who defeated them, would advance to the finals. It predicted the reproduction of the playoffs that took place in the bubble.
“It’s going to be a good series. I think Denver is ready to take it to the next level, but the 2020 playoffs will be back. The Lakers will close out the series in Game 6 at home,” Green said. .