On Friday afternoon, one of the first steps taken in NBA free agency was the Golden State Warriors agreeing to a four-year deal worth $100 million with veteran forward Draymond Green.
Although there was much speculation as to what Green would do this summer, as he was linked to a few teams prior to free agency, such as the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers, he chose to stay with the team that drafted him back in 2012. did. ,
Despite losing longtime general manager Bob Myers after the season, who decided to walk away from the franchise and hand the job over to Mike Dunleavy Jr., the Warriors retained Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Green.
Free agent Draymond Green and Clutch Sports CEO Rich Paul have agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract to return to the Golden State Warriors, sources said. @athletic @stadium, The $100 million deal includes a player option for a 4th year.
Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 30 June 2023
Here are some fans’ reactions to Green’s new deal with the Warriors:
— Lakers All Day Everyday (@LADEig) 30 June 2023
No, it was supposed to be a lake 💔💔💔
– LeBron Muse (@BronMuse) 30 June 2023
warriors are over
— Cole (@CREAMYCOLE_) 30 June 2023
Team-friendly AAV for GSW but solid 4 years for aging Dre, super fair
— NBA University (@NBA_University) 30 June 2023
It seems like fans are upset about Green returning to Golden State, or it could simply be hatred from other teams, as he’s the type of player that opponents hate and teammates love.
Interestingly, the Warriors recently made a blockbuster trade ahead of free agency, in which the team traded guard Jordan Poole to the Washington Wizards in exchange for veteran point guard Chris Paul.
Green did not get along with Poole, with the two stars fighting in practice ahead of the 2022–23 season, leading to speculation of a trade or team selection between the two.
Clearly, the Warriors valued Green over Pool, which was probably a smart move as it saved the team some cap space moving forward and brought back the team’s undisputed leader on defense and in the locker room.
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