Fresh from winning his fourth NBA title with the Golden State Warriors, Draymond Green is looking to get paid. And reportedly, he is looking to get paid the maximum amount of money he can get.
In a recent piece about the Warriors, The Athletic‘s Anthony Slater and Marcus Thompson II reported that Green “wants and believes he deserves a maximum contract extension” from Golden State. The 32-year-old player is entering the final year of his 2019’s max extension, although he has a player option for 2023-24.
Green will become eligible for an extension in early August and would like to have four years added to his current deal, according to the report. This type of contract would pay him $164.2 million in the next five years while keeping him with the franchise through 2026-27, when he’ll be 37 years old.
Unfortunately for Green, the Warriors are not entertaining the possibility of giving him the max deal at the moment. The franchise’s policy is to negotiate a new deal for the player once he enters the final year, meaning that they would prefer to postpone any talks until next summer.
While Green is an important part of the Warriors’ locker room and one of the team’s best players on defense, it is easy to see why the team would be hesitant to commit max money to him.
He hasn’t averaged double digits in points since 2017–18 and has contributed only 8.0 points during this year’s title run.