The Golden State Warriors have no intention to offer a max contract extension to star forward Draymond Green.
Green will be eligible to sign a max deal on August 3, but the Warriors have no plans to offer him such a contract.
The four-time NBA champion views himself as a max-level player and is willing to evaluate his options in the market if the reigning champions don’t offer him a max deal.
“Draymond Green, according to sources, wants and believes he deserves a maximum contract extension from the Warriors. August 3 is when he is eligible to sign a four-year deal. That is his desired length. All indications, though, are that the Warriors have no plans to offer Green a maximum extension, and there isn’t any current traction on any type of extension.
While his desire is to remain with the Warriors, Green is said to be willing to explore his outside options to get the kind of contract he wants. That’s a risk Warriors’ management appears willing to take. Green playing this season with a chip on his shoulder, motivated by proving to the league he deserves a max contact, could have a positive on-court impact,” Anthony Slater and Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic reported.
Draymond Green averaged just 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7 assists per game last season, helping Golden State return to the top of the NBA after three years. He still has two years and $53.4M left on his current contract.