Brandin Podziemski
Golden State Warriors guard Brandin Podziemski. / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors lost to the defending champion Denver Nuggets in a nail-biting, thrilling finish. Despite having an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter, the Nuggets wreaked havoc with a 25-4 run in the final five minutes of the game. It has been the Dubs’ problematic trend this NBA season, wherein they have ended up blowing out huge leads in crunch movements.

Having said that, the close encounters are taking a heavy toll on Golden State Warriors’ rookie sensation, Brandin Podziemski. He faced the reporters after the brutal loss and offered his honest assessment of the tough losses. He pointed out the team’s problematic trend of blowing out leads and revealed how he is coping with the stressful season.


Brandin Podziemski Emotionally Drained After Tough Rookie Season With Warriors!

Brandin Podziemski

Golden State Warriors first-round draft pick, 20-year-old point guard Brandin Podziemski, debuted this season and left a sensational impact. He averaged 9.1 points, 3.1 assists and 5.4 rebounds across 27 games this season. However, his salient efforts are getting washed down the drain owing to the Dubs’ brutal losses. Moreover, the recent loss to the Nuggets left the rookie broken as he addressed his coping mechanism post-game. Brandin said that since it’s his first season in the NBA, he is not accustomed to such back-to-back heavy losses. Thus, he has to rely on veterans to understand coping techniques. “They just tell me it’s another game coming. Just try to be consistent in your daily habits and your routine. And more often times than not, we’ll come out with a victory,” added Podziemski.

Moreover, Brandin Podziemski pointed out that the Warriors could have won a lot of games this season had they not blown out huge leads. That trend needs to change if the team wants to accomplish a turnaround in the second half. Having said that, facing tough losses, especially for a team with championship aspirations, can be a pivotal moment in a player’s development. It tests resilience, character, and the ability to bounce back from setbacks. The emotional impact of such experiences often serves as fuel for growth. Hopefully, Brandin Podziemski will come out of this stronger and better. He has set high standards for rookies to come. Moreover, the Dubs see their future in the point guard. Thus, safeguarding his mental well-being should remain the team’s first priority.

Klay Thompson Confident Of Dubs’ Turnaround!

(L to R) Kevon Looney #5, Klay Thompson #11, Andrew Wiggins #22, Jordan Poole #3, and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors look on from the bench during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 02, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors veteran shooting guard Klay Thompson also addressed the team’s problematic trend of blowing out leads. He says that he does not wish to dwell on the flaws. He instead believes that the team has the ability to close down crunch games. Thus, there’s no reason to let doubt creep in, believes Thompson.

Klay also added that he wholeheartedly believes that the Warriors will figure things out to produce a comeback this season. They must learn from the losses and mistakes and move forward with the positives. Thompson also added how the Dubs are one player short in Draymond Green. Thus, when he comes back, the team will look better, says Klay.