Once free agency begins on June 30, the Memphis Grizzlies are interested in signing power forward Draymond Green. The four-time All-Star is anticipated to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors, however, says NBA expert Marc Stein.
Green may agree to a new three-year contract with the Warriors.
“I continue to hear nothing but strong confidence emanating from the Bay Area that an agreement on a multi-year deal for Green to stay right where he’s always been is forthcoming,” Stein wrote. “(A three-year deal, league sources say, is a popular current projection for the 33-year-old.)
“League sources say that the Grizzlies nonetheless had strong interest in Green and were plotting to make some sort of run at him.”
In the 2012 NBA Draft, the Warriors selected Michigan State player Green with the 35th overall choice. In the Green-Stephen Curry-Klay Thompson period, they have been in six NBA Finals and won four championships. Green was never going to leave the Dubs, even though Bob Myers is no longer in charge of Golden State, according to new Warriors general manager Mike Dunleavy Jr.
During the previous season, the 33-year-old Green averaged 8.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 6.8 assists while shooting 52.7% from the field, 30.5% from 3-point range, and 71.3% from the charity stripe.
The former Defensive Player of the Year wants a deal that is roughly the same length as Stephen Curry’s. Curry has the potential to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2026, thus Green would be wise to sign a three-year contract.