The Golden State Warriors have big plans for the future — and that doesn’t involve losing one of their most valuable upcoming free agents.
While Draymond Green is under contract until 2024, there’s a heavy indication he will be opting out of his deal to negotiate a max extension in the summer of 2023.
This would put the Warriors, who are already deep in the mud when it comes to spending, in an even tougher position.
Still, Bob Myers doesn’t think the Warriors will cut any costs when it comes to keeping a player like Green.
"“Now, at some point, decisions are going to have to be made. But as far as his importance to this organization and what he’s done, we’re going to do everything we can to keep him in the fold.”Bob Myers via The Athletic"
This doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee Green gets his bag in the summer. Negotiations will surely occur throughout the year and anything is possible — even a trade.
But with such a large sample size justifying how valuable Green is to the franchise, it’s unlikely the Warriors punt on the former Defensive Player of the Year in order to save a few bucks.
The Golden State Warriors will “do everything” they can to keep Draymond Green on the roster for the foreseeable future.
What does this mean for the rest of the roster?
Andrew Wiggins will likely still be in talks for a max contract extension. He’s proven to be just as valuable, earning a nod to his first All-Star Game last season.
As for Jordan Poole, he’ll probably have to wait for his big payday. That is if he chooses to stay in Golden State.
With Green and Wiggins getting the money they deserve at this stage in their career, Poole will be the odd-man out. He’s a younger player who has plenty of time to get paid. If the Dubs want to keep this core together, Poole is the man who needs to make the sacrifice.