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Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers addresses a complicated Draymond Green contract situation

Green has been clamoring for a deal all offseason long, but he's at the mercy of the Warriors right now, and that likely won't change anytime soon
Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers addresses Draymond Green contract situation

Boby Myers & Draymond Green

The Golden State Warriors have finalized a pair of extensions for key players Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins right before the start of the 2022-23 season. The one player who appears to be the odd man out right now is Draymond Green. Green has been vocal about wanting a new contract this offseason, but these extensions for Poole and Wiggins have made Golden State’s path to re-signing Green in the future much more difficult.

Warriors GM Bob Myers believes Draymond's player option will benefit him greatly

With the pair of extensions for Poole and Wiggins, the Warriors have pushed themselves further and further over the luxury tax threshold, which surely won’t make other teams in the NBA happy. While that doesn’t seem to bother the Warriors, they are set to have a total payroll of nearly $500 million for the 2023-24 season, which would make it very tough to justify an extension for Green.

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The writing appears to be on the wall for Green and his future with the Warriors, but the team’s general manager, Bob Myers, doesn’t seem to be too concerned about Green’s future with the team. Myers believes that Green is in a great position with his current contract considering he has a player option after this season, while also saying that he thinks Green will have a big season for Golden State.

The Warriors may not be able to hang onto Draymond past this season

Green whining about wanting a new deal hasn’t seemed to faze the Warriors at all, and it’s not exactly surprising to see the team be trepid when it comes to negotiations. After all, he just threw punches at his teammate in Poole at a team practice before the season started. Due to that incident, there’s no sense in handing him an extension when his teammates may not be receptive to him.

The Warriors have to feel OK with where they are at when it comes to Green, as he would make upwards of $27.5 million if he opts into the final year of his deal next season. Considering how he will be 33 by the time the upcoming offseason approaches and how he may have already begun to regress right before our eyes, chances are he won’t get a deal worth that much money from any team next offseason.

Green has hinted that he may keep up his clamoring for a deal throughout the season, but he doesn’t have much leverage right now. He’s a big part of the Warriors, but his current situation is probably about as good as it will get for him. He’s set to make over $50 million over the next two seasons and somehow remained with the Warriors despite his brawl with Poole. Green may believe he’s worthy of a new deal, but right now, he’s at the mercy of the Warriors, and his performance this upcoming season likely won’t change that.

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