Draymond Green has re-upped his deal with the Golden State Warriors, extending him through the 2023-24 season.
Set up to become a free agent in next summer’s offseason, Draymond Green has signed a four-year, $100 million contract extension to stay a Golden State Warriors icon for the next five years, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Green has one year left on his current deal, meaning the extension will kick in beginning with the 2020-21 season. His deal is now a total length of five years, $118 million.
The extension will pay him $22.2M, $24M, $25.8M, and $27.6M over the course of the four years.
The bulk of the money will now be going towards the Warriors four superstar players, as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Green, and D’Angelo Russell will make $129M and $138M combined in the next two seasons.
Green has been with the Warriors for eight seasons now, averaging 9.1 points, 4.9 assists, and 6.9 rebounds in his time with the team. However, his play goes far beyond the box score as he’s also one of the league’s best defensive players.
While he’s never been known to dominate the stats, Green has made massive contributions to the Warriors success over the course of their Finals runs. Known for his ability on the defensive side of the ball, Green has protected the paint while Curry and Thompson go to work on offense.
There was little doubt that Green wouldn’t re-sign at some point before he became an unrestricted free agent next summer. The deal will expire at the end of the 2023-24, at which point Green will be 33.
This is his big payday, and the Warriors will look to him as a leader of their team for the years to come. This deal will also secure their Big 3 and Russell for quite some time. This team is locked in until what will likely be the end of the dynasty.