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“I don't think it will happen” — Draymond Green on getting a contract extension with the Golden State Warriors

Draymond said he won't let his contract situation get in the way of defending the title. Let's see if he feels the same way when Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins get an extension.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green

Draymond Green

The Golden State Warriors are currently in a bind with Draymond Green. Green is one of the best defenders in the league, a key cog in the Warriors' machine, and the most vocal leader on the team. Draymond is set to enter the final year of his contract and has a player option for 2023-24. This means he could become a free agent next summer if no new contract is agreed upon.

Is no contract extension forthcoming?

In an interview with The Athletic, Green revealed he's not confident that he'll be given a contract extension this season. Being the veteran that he is, the versatile forward said he's not going to let his contract situation be a distraction that could derail the Warriors' title defense.

"I don't think it will happen, and so for me, I'm just focused on this season and being as great as I can be and as I know I'm capable of being and winning another championship and reaching my individual goals that I have as well. I think that's my main focus," Green said.

The 32-year-old will make $25.8 million this season and will be owed $27.5 million for the 2023-2024 season if he opts in. The Michigan native has made it no secret that he considers himself worthy of a max contract. But with Warriors' cogs Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole also in talks with team brass for contract extensions, it remains to be seen if Green will get what he wants.

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