Breaking news: The Warriors are not going to the playoffs this season.
That means they have 27 games left and the offseason begins after the final horn sounds at around 9:30 p.m. PT on April 15.
So what does Draymond Green want to accomplish before the 2019-20 campaign comes to an end?
"A buyout," the three-time NBA champion told reporters after Wednesday's practice. "Go to a playoff team."
After a couple seconds, he smiled and said: "I'm just playing."
Draymond Green has never been on a non-playoff team just playing out the string. What does he still want to accomplish this season? "A buyout. Get to a playoff team...I'm just playing." He then gives a real answer. pic.twitter.com/6WRMr2EoJe
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 19, 2020
Draymond, whose four-year contract extension worth just under $100 million begins next season, has never missed the postseason since entering the league as the No. 35 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
It's going to be very strange for him to view the games from afar.
It's safe to assume that in addition to checking out the games on TV, Draymond probably will watch a lot of film on the top draft prospects as the Warriors most likely will have a top-five pick.
But that's a conversation for another day. Green and his teammates have a job to do the next two months.
"Just trying to continue to get more rhythm with the guys that are here, continue to help them improve," Draymond said. "And really just work on my own game. Not often you get the opportunity to work on your game in a game setting.
"These games matter, but they don't matter. You're not playing for seeding or trying to preserve your legs for the playoffs. So you really get the chance to work on some things in game situations."
Warriors' Draymond Green jokes about wanting buyout to join playoff team originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area