Report: Draymond Green will turn down extension overtures this summer

Warriors 3-time champ still has 2 seasons on current deal

Karl Buscheck
June 12, 2018 - 9:41 am

In the wake of the Warriors third title in four seasons, Draymond Green won’t be signing a contract extension anytime soon.

According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Green will decline a new deal when it’s offered this summer. Following the Game 4 win on Friday, owner Joe Lacob had told ESPN that the club will look to sign both Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Thompson has one year left on his deal. Green has two. Green stands to benefit substantially from a financial perspective by holding off on re-upping.

Green has two years and $36 million left on his current five-year pact. Right now, he’d be eligible to bank a three-year, $72 million contract. Should he earn MVP, Defensive Players of the Year of All-NBA Team honors next season he’d be eligible for a five-year, $226 million super-max contract.

Back in 2015, when Green signed his current five-year, $82 million deal he actually left $12 million on the table. He did so for a very specific reason: to facilitate the future pursuit of Kevin Durant.

"I took less so we could go after KD," Green said. "I am a student of this game, and I studied the business side of it and the numbers, where some people don't. They leave it up to their agent to do it."

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