Draymond Green shared his desire to remain with the Golden State Warriors for the remainder of his career, as he is set to enter a crucial offseason.
“I want to be a Warrior the rest of my life. I want to ride out with the same dudes I rode in with,” Green, who has a player option next season, worth $27.5M, said on Friday night, after the reigning champions’ elimination from the Western Conference Finals.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Anthony Slater, the Warriors intend to discuss a new multi-year contract with Draymond Green, but it is unclear how much money they will offer him.
Per the same report, the 33-year-old veteran big man is expected to have multiple playoff-contending teams in pursuit if he enters free agency.
In addition, Draymond Green revealed his intention to join Team USA for summer’s Basketball World Cup if things go as planned for him.
“Travel a little bit, refill the cup, possibly play FIBA – we will see, work my ass off and be better next year – that’s some of my priorities,” Green told reporters Friday
Draymond Green has played for Team USA in two Olympic Games, namely in Rio (2016) and Tokyo (2021). He won the gold medal both times.
In preparation for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Team USA will play Slovenia (August 12) and Spain (August 13) in Malaga.
A week later, Team USA will host Greece and Germany in the Abu Dhabi exhibition games on August 18 and 20, respectively.
With the reigning NBA champions now eliminated, an inside look at future of critical members of the Warriors dynasty – Draymond Green, Bob Myers, Klay Thompson, more – as Stephen Curry’s greatness remains focal point.
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