Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green doesn’t expect to play into his 40s, saying he expects to be retired in the next decade.
Many players don’t end up playing well into their 30s, and for those Golden State Warriors fans that love forward Draymond Green, they may be a bit disappointed to hear that their superstar forward isn’t planning to play in the NBA forever.
Currently, Green is coming off his worst professional season since ascending into stardom. However, that didn’t stop the Warriors from locking him up this offseason. As superstar teammate Klay Thompson was given a new max contract, Draymond Green also earned one from owner Joe Lacob.
Green, a former Defensive Player of the Year and 3x All-Star, was given a four-year extension, keeping in the Bay Area for the next five seasons unless catastrophic changes happen. The 6-foot-7, 29-year-old has proven to be one of the most dynamic two-way threats over the last half a decade.
That said, don’t expect him to be in the league for a decade longer, although only 29.
“Ten years from now I’d like to be retired from the NBA, engaged in a number of business ventures,” Green told Inc.com. Draymond said his next goal is to become a billionaire, a lofty expectation for any human.
Green has numerous business venues that, from the sound of it, seem to be making him excellent supplemental income. While he may need it to become a billionaire, the former Michigan State Spartan should be sitting fairly well off after his nine-figure contract extension.
Proven to be one of the best defenders in the game coupled with an ability to play make at an elite level, Green deserved every cent of that contract for what he showed Golden State this past postseason. He helped will the team to the Finals.
The Warriors need Green to thrive, and they locked him up. However, apparently, he won’t be aging in the league like Jamal Crawford or Vince Carter have done. Expect Green to be moved on from basketball within the next decade.