Warriors GM discusses Draymond Green’s future

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The Golden State Warriors went to work this past weekend putting together new contracts for their players ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season. Jordan Poole was the first player to agree to a new contract, as he got a four-year, $140 million rookie extension.

Just hours after that, it was announced that the Warriors and Andrew Wiggins have agreed to a four-year, $109 million extension that keeps him under contract for the next five seasons. It was a very team-friendly deal for Golden State, as Wiggins is taking a hefty pay cut to stay with Golden State for the long haul.

One player absent from getting a new deal is Draymond Green. Green is also eligible for an extension and was seeking a maximum contract. That wasn’t something the Warriors were interested in doing, so it was unlikely Green would ever get an extension this offseason.

His future with the team was already up in the air before the altercation he had with Jordan Poole during practice when Green punched him. That further clouded Green’s future.

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General manager Bob Myers recently spoke about Green’s future with the team and believes the veteran is in a good spot.

“Draymond is in a great place. It has a player option. It’s a great position for a player. You control your own destiny,” Myers said. “I think he’s excited for the year and he wants to win another championship. He sees the opportunity in front of him. I talked to him this morning, I don’t feel any problem there or any problem with that. I imagine that he is going to have a fantastic year, in fact I think he will have a great year, he has a lot at stake. Usually when Draymond has a lot on the line, he acts up.”

Green is an important piece of the Golden State rotation as he is the heart and soul of the team. They always seem to have problems when he is offside, as the team loses their edge and some toughness without him.

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However, the organization made it clear that they were prioritizing other things than making a deal with Green. While a deal could still be struck next offseason, it seems increasingly likely that the 2022-23 season will be the last one in the Bay Area.

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