Following Draymond Green’s fourth championship with the Golden State Warriors, it has been rumored that the forward may pursue opportunities outside the Bay Area in the future. However, in 2022-23, when Green opts out of his contract, the sides are not close to reaching a new agreement.
A max contract extension worth $138.4 million over four years will soon be available to Green, as he believes he deserves. However, the riots are unlikely to offer Green a max deal, so the veteran is likely to seek a higher offer elsewhere, according to The Athletic.
The following season’s salary for Green is $25.8 million. In 2023-2024, his salary will be $27.5 million.
Even with questions about Green’s future, it’s clear that the Warriors are the frontrunners to sign him next. Green remains a key member of Golden State’s core, being a part of all six NBA Finals appearances since 2015. Curry would be unhappy if the Warriors failed to resign Green for financial reasons.
Before an injury that cost him nearly half of the season, he was
Among the top contenders for Defensive Player of the Year in 2022. In 2015 and 2016, Green was the runner-up for the award.
Last season, Green averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game. Although he had a few dreadful performances in the NBA Finals, he finished strong against the Boston Celtics with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. Green averaged 6.2 points on 33.3% from the field in the six-game series.
The Warriors’ luxury tax bill looms over future negotiations with Green. Last season, the Golden State Warriors paid $362 million in payroll and luxury taxes. Consequently, the Warriors will have to make difficult financial decisions when Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins seek new lucrative contracts.
Due to his chemistry with Curry and his role on the Warriors, he is more valuable to Golden State than anyone else. However, it is unlikely that Green will find a max contract in free agency.