Under contract until 2024, Draymond Green may extend this summer, starting August 3. The day after a fourth title in seven years, its extension seems obvious but The Athletic reports that there is a gap between the wishes of the two camps.
Thus, Draymond Green believes that he deserves the maximum, a new four-year contract for 138 million dollars which would start on July 1, 2023! A contract that would take him until 2027, and he would then be 37 years old. Except that on the management side, we absolutely do not plan to extend it at this price, and moreover the discussions would not be on the agenda because there are more urgent files like the Jordan Poole contract. or the future of Andrew Wiggins.
The role of Stephen Curry
Under contract, Draymond Green also has the possibility of testing the market in a year, via a “player option”, and then it will be a good time to discuss it with him. But what is certain is that management does not plan to break the bank for him. Which could push him to look elsewhere, and to put an end to this formidable trio that he composes with Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.
Precisely, The Athletic reports that it is the fear of Stephen Curry, and that the MVP of the 2022 Finals would be very disappointed if his leaders did not do their utmost to extend Draymond Green. Stephen Curry’s wish is that Klay Thompson and Draymond Green be extended at least until 2026, like him. Which means the Warriors could offer Draymond Green a two-year extension when his contract ends, or a three-year extension if he plays his clause in 2023.
A way to cut the pear in half, even if Draymond Green would be determined to test the market to find the best possible contract.
Player option : possibility for a player to activate (or not) the last year of his contract, in order to end his lease or become a “free agent” one year in advance.