Forward Draymond Green and the Warriors are at a crossroads following the team’s second-round playoff exit at the hands of the Lakers.
But the sides are expected to try to work out a new multiyear contract for Green this offseason, per Anthony Slater and Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Green just completed his 11th NBA season, all with Golden State, and is expected to opt-out of his $27.6 million deal ahead of free agency.
Along with the Warriors, the Lakers are expected to pursue a possible deal with Green, sources told Hoops Wire. Green is represented by Rich Paul and Klutch Sports, the same agency that represents LA stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Other playoff teams are expected to try to make a run at Green as well, per Slater and Charania.
Still, Green’s preference may be to return to the only franchise for which he’s played and attempt to make another run to the Finals alongside the famed backcourt duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, both of whom are highly likely to return.
And yes, that does appear true of Thompson, who resembled little more than a spot-up shooter — and a not real effective one at that — late in the series vs. the Lakers.
But no matter how you spin it, an intriguing offseason undoubtedly awaits the Warriors, who seemingly have no intention of kissing their modern-day dynasty goodbye and head toward a rebuild.
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.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 13, 2023