Jason Dumas, an NBA insider, predicts that Draymond Green will agree to a new three-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Green wants a contract that is comparable in length to that of Stephen Curry.
Curry has a 2026 summer unrestricted free agent option.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, an NBA insider, reports that Green has turned down his player option with the Warriors for the 2023–23 season. Unrestricted free agency is now open for the four-time All-Star.
According to Marc J. Spears of ESPN, the Warriors anticipated that Green will decline his player option for the upcoming campaign. The former Michigan State player will be signed again by Golden State.
“The Warriors expect Draymond Green to opt out of the final year of his $26 million contract, I’m being told,” Spears said. “But Joe Lacob, Dunleavy, like the Warriors, they’re going to do everything in their power, if he does as expected, to bring him back.”
Over the course of the Green-Curry-Klay Thompson period, the Warriors have won four rings. In 758 games with Golden State, Green has averaged 8.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.6 assists.
The Warriors “intend to discuss a new multi-year contract with Green” once free agency opens, according to Anthony Slater and Shams Charania of The Athletic. Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group, the superagent who also represents Los Angeles Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, is Green’s representative.
“It’s why the Warriors intend to discuss a new multi-year contract with Draymond Green, either via an opt-in and extend or an entirely new deal after an opt-out, sources briefed on the matter tell The Athletic,” Slater and Charania reported. “Green has leverage: He is expected to have multiple playoff-contending teams in pursuit if he enters the open market. But Green and the Warriors appear intent on discussing an extension to their partnership, if the price is right. He just finished his 11th season with the franchise.”
In the 2023 Western Conference Semifinal, the Warriors were defeated by the Lakers in six games. All indications are that Green will return to the Dubs for the upcoming season and continue collaborating with Curry and Thompson.