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Sam Amick: ‘Seams were starting to bust apart’ with Golden State Warriors

Nov 30, 2023, 10:06 AM | Updated: 11:24 am

Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after receiving a technical foul in the four...

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 28: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after receiving a technical foul in the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings during the NBA In-Season Tournament game at Golden 1 Center on November 28, 2023 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

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The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined “The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross” on Thursday morning to talk about the Golden State Warriors blowing a 24-point lead to the Sacramento Kings.

With Tuesday’s loss, the Warriors are now 2-8 in their last 10 games. While they got Draymond Green back from suspension, two key players, Chris Paul and Gary Payton II, suffered injuries against Sacramento.

“I do think, maybe hyperbole here, that night felt like, and this is a big hypothetical, but if the Warriors continue to slide like they have recently and we get to the end of the year and it’s underwhelming and maybe even dysfunctional, I feel like this game against Sacramento is going to be a moment we look back on,” Amick said, before going into detail about what he saw from the Warriors bench on Tuesday night.

“To watch the interactions between Draymond and Steve Kerr and the Warriors bench and some of the stuff that was happening, and having covered Draymond for his entire career, and Steph as well, I felt like the seams were starting to bust apart a little bit in terms of their personal dynamics. And I think their frustrations are at a pretty high level. And if they don’t get it back it under control, I’ll always remember that night [Tuesday’s loss to the Kings].”

Additional topics discussed include:

  • Revisiting Vlade Divac’s tenure as general manager of the Kings
  • De’Aaron Fox’s ascension into becoming a top star in the NBA
  • How the Kings can be a “frustrating” watch
  • If the Warriors have anyone in the organization who can get through to Draymond Green

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