With the offense struggling, the Warriors have to rely on defense. So far, it's holding up.
Like John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Green and Curry, while individually great, are something entirely different when together.
Each day after their film session, an hour goes up on the scoreboard clock and the Golden State Warriors break into small groups to begin working at three separate, 20-minute stations: on the court, in the weight room or with the training staff. Coach Steve Kerr and his assistants met during the summer along with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green to review how they might practice more efficiently and with greater focus, and the resulting ''Golden Hour'' has meant so much to Golden State's success so far. New assistant coach for player development Jama Mahlalela and fellow new assistant Kenny Atkinson have helped lead the transformation alongside David Taylor -- the team's first-year director of player health and performance - and Vice President of Player Health and Performance Rick Celebrini.
Draymond Green knew he wasn't going to be able to play in the game, but a vote of confidence from the Warriors' staff confirmed his decision to make an honorary start in Klay Thompson's first game back.
Steve Kerr said that Draymond Green remains in good spirits and that the Warriors are not anticipating him needing back surgery.