Whether Stephen Curry took the liberty of tackling Grant Williams during the ESPY Awards ceremony, in particular by offering him to try on his champion ring after the show, it is because the leader of the Warriors has certainly heard the recent words of the strong winger of the Celticsabout the Finals 2022.
Guest of Duncan Robinson’s podcast, the 23-year-old returned frankly to the last Finals, won 4-2 by the “Dubs”. A defeat that still remains in his throat.
” Looking back on it, and having re-watched those matches, I would always say—with confidence—that [les Warriors] weren’t the best team “, he launches, at first.
A statement that may surprise, but Grant Williams detailed the background of his thoughts, highlighting two of the main strengths of the Warriors: discipline and experience.
“ I would say that [les Warriors] were the most disciplined team, without a doubt “, precisely adds the 22nd choice of the Draft 2019. “ Their discipline, as well as their experience as NBA finalists and champions, was serious. When you see the footage, we had solid leads and opportunities to run, but we lost the ball or missed our shots a few times. Instead of getting the right game read, we started to force things. We didn’t have the discipline to pull off the right play over and over again as the Warriors played the same way. Whatever happens. »
Which finally joins rather well the words of this same Grant Williams, in the columns of The Athletic, a little earlier in the week.
” What I learned about the Finals is the discipline side of things “, he explained as well. ” Everyone who reaches the Finals is there for a reason and you have to be able to have influence, on both sides of the field. And I felt the discipline the Warriors showed was the reason they beat us. It’s not talent or anything else, because I think we’re the most talented team in the league. So we need to be a bit more disciplined, and understand exactly what we need to achieve, for the coming season. »