Draymond Inexperienced skilled firsthand how good this yr’s Los Angeles Lakers are.

Clearly his on-line exchanges with Dennis Schroder after their semifinals collection stole a number of the headlines, however Inexperienced clearly emerged from the second-round with a wholesome respect for that entire squad.

And as somebody with 4 NBA championships, Inexperienced is well-equipped to grasp what traits groups want in an effort to be official title contenders.

Throughout a latest episode of his podcast, Inexperienced supplied his prediction on how this yr’s NBA Western Convention Finals between the Lakers and Denver Nuggets would in the end end up.

“The [Anthony Davis]-[Nikola Jokic] matchup can be key,” he mentioned.

“I believe Joker having the ability to pull AD away from the rim goes to be an actual factor. The beauty of Joker although, is which you can transfer him all around the court docket.

“You possibly can transfer him to the excessive submit, you possibly can transfer him to the block, you possibly can transfer him to the elbow, you possibly can transfer him to the center of the paint, the free throw line space. You possibly can transfer him round and that, I believe, will create some points for the Lakers’ protection, particularly with how they need to play with AD.”

So far as Inexperienced is worried, a whole lot of this collection will come all the way down to how L.A. in the end resolves these defensive points.

“It will be on the Lakers to, both cease Joker from passing or cease him from scoring,” Inexperienced added.

“The better one to do is cease him from getting assists. You possibly can’t enable him to get each. He will get each, you lose. It’s quite simple.”

That mentioned, regardless of all of the effusive reward he supplied Denver, Inexperienced nonetheless doesn’t imagine they’ll beat the Lakers.

“It’ll be a great collection,” Inexperienced continued.

“Finally, Denver is prepared, man. I believe Denver is prepared, like Denver is taking that subsequent step, they’re doing it, we’re watching it … however I believe we’re going to have a rerun of 2020. And I believe the Lakers will take it. I obtained the Lakers and I obtained the Lakers in 6. Closing out at residence in six.”

Will Inexperienced’s prediction in the end come to fruition? A method or one other, a solution will reveal itself over the subsequent couple of weeks.

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