I thought he was saving the season through leading the 2nd unit
That's past tense, it already happened. As bad as they started the season, and with all the injuries to their stars, the Warriors should have missed the playoffs just like 2020 and 2021. Instead, they managed what most posters considered the most favorable seed. Everyone was talking about "how do we get the 6th seed" and the Warriors did it.
But yeah, Draymond + bench can keep you alive in the regular season, but it's not enough for the playoffs. Is that shocking? The scorers need to step up.
Oh hell na plus minus ain't saving you
Is that why the offense stalled every time Steph was off the court?` At what meaningful moments was draymond orchestrating anything offensively?
You keep pushing this huge narrative of "But the Warriors were so bad with Curry out!" when their +/- were comprable.
They were -1 with Draymond on the court and -7 with Draymond on the bench.
They were +3 with Curry on the court and -11 with Curry on the bench.
The problem isn't Draymond, the problem is that the rest of the team can't do shyt when it counts unless Draymond and Curry are both there. They have Wiggins, Klay, Poole, Looney, Kuminga, Donte, Payton......shouldn't that be enough? Yet unless both Steph and Curry are on the court simultaneously, they're losing ground.
They need Steph. They need Draymond. Both of those are true.