Draymond Green will be with the Golden State Warriors for at least four more years. According to news reports, he has agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension, one year before he was going to be a free agent.
The 6-foot-7 power forward will be paid $22.2 million in the first year of the contract, then $24 million, $25.8 million and $27.6 million during its course. The contract will start in the 2020-2021 season.
One could say the Warriors’ front office didn’t even want to toy with the idea of Green heading to another team when free agency hit because the 29-year-old has long been considered the emotional anchor of the team, and his defensive stops often lead to easy Warriors baskets.
Plus, Green was named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2017, and he’s made the NBA’s All-Defensive team five straight seasons.
Reports of Green’s new contract comes on the heels of Klay Thompson signing a five-year, $190 million extension with the Warriors in June.
Warrior fans also expressed excitement and said despite Kevin Durant leaving the Bay Area team for the Brooklyn Nets in June, they feel confident that Green, Thompson and Curry will bring the team back to at least the Western Conference Finals.
“Steph Klay Dray… I’m going down with this ship,” one fan wrote on Instagram.
“Exactly, I am so happy these 3 will have at least 3 more good years together and so glad the management makes it possible. Especially Dray always had Steph’s back & Klay too.”
“Mane my whole day has been made!!! Let’s GO!! WWWWAAARRRIIIOOORRRRSSS!!!!”
Last season Green averaged 7.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.9 assists.