A few days ago, Draymond Green decided to talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers and their road to the NBA finals this year. The Cavaliers have swept both of their opponents this postseason, and they have yet to lose a game. As a matter of fact, they haven't lost a playoff game since they were 1-3 against Green and his Golden State Warriors last year, and maybe that is what made the forward talk about them. His comments did not go unnoticed, as Richard Jefferson responded to them.

It is very likely that we will get the third straight Cavaliers-Warriors NBA finals, and it seems that things are heating up between these two teams.

This is, of course, a good thing for the fans of basketball can't wait to watch another rematch of the series and see if the Warriors can avenge their loss from the last year.

Richard Jefferson's response

Jefferson responded to Draymond Green by analyzing Golden State's competition in this year's playoffs. Just like the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors are 8-0 this postseason, and they will face off against the San Antonio Spurs in the conference finals. So far in the postseason, their playoff opponents have been arguably weaker than the Cavaliers', and that is why Green's comments don't make a lot of sense.

Is is odd that Green decided to talk about this since the Warriors had a huge advantage over the Cavaliers in 2015 NBA finals.

The Cavaliers lost Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in the series, which allowed Golden State to beat them easily and win a championship. If it wasn't for those injuries, the Warriors might not have won the title, and things would be much different.

Warriors and Cavaliers in 2017 NBA playoffs

The Warriors faced the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round, and Portland did not have Jusuf Nurkic who got injured before the playoffs started.

Nurkic was essential to the success of the team, and he helped the Trail Blazers make the playoffs, but he only logged 17 minutes against Golden State. In the second round, the Warriors played against the Utah Jazz, who did not have George Hill. Hill only played in one game, and Utah's big man Rudy Gobert was not at full strength either.

On the other side, the Cavaliers played against the Indiana Pacers in the first round and the Toronto Raptors in the conference semifinals. The Pacers had a better record than the Trail Blazers, and they did not have any key injuries. Toronto had the same record as the Jazz in the regular season, and the only critical injury they had was Kyle Lowry's, which made the point guard miss two games in the series.

The Warriors have had slightly easier playoff matchups so far, and Draymond Green should be quiet about that.