The Warriors did not win the championship in 2016.
It turns out that blowing a 3-1 lead in the Finals may have been a good thing after all.
If the Warriors win the title that year, does Kevin Durant sign with Golden State?
"I can't say for sure but I do not think he would be on the Warriors," Joe Lacob said on 95.7 The Game on Monday. "If we had won, it just would have been too difficult for him probably -- and I can't say this for sure -- to make that decision.
"As it is, he got criticized for going to a 73-win team, even though we did not win. That's the way it is. And the players, they listen to all this stuff, too."
Lacob and Draymond are on the same page.
During the 2017 Finals, Draymond told ESPN's Zach Lowe:
"If we win the championship, I'm like 99 percent sure we don't get him. There are silver linings to everything."
In Game 7 of the 2016 Finals, the score was tied at 89 with about 4:40 remaining.
"At that exact moment when it was happening ... I remember saying to myself, 'I'm not gonna worry about this, but if we win we win, if we lose -- I'm going after Kevin Durant," Lacob said on Monday as he began laughing.
The Warriors did not score another point and lost 93-89.
So Lacob went after Durant and got him...
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller