The Golden State Warriors could lose Draymond Green if his terms are not met. Warriors general manager Bob Myers said they would like to keep all of their players, but some situations may be beyond the organization’s control.
Earlier in the offseason, Green said he deserved a maximum contract and teased that he could play with LeBron James if his demands weren’t met. The 2016/17 Defensive Player of the Year has a player option for the 2023/24 season and would ideally want to sign a contract at the end of next season.
Green’s request was met with mixed reactions. However, Steph Curry believes it’s a package deal and hopes the big man stays with the team.
Myers said the Warriors may not meet all demands due to the salary cap situation:
“Can we get them all? I dont know. It depends on what the money is at the end if the question is what can we do. We’re not at a point yet to make those decisions. Right now, we want them all. The more I delved into this, the more I realized that there are no absolutes.”
After highlighting several scenarios regarding players and noting that it is always negotiation, he continued:
“We like them all. I won’t like them for you in turn. It’s no use to me. But we like them all.”
The Warriors have already lost some key role players this offseason: Gary Payton II and Juan Toscano-Anderson. They are also unsure if Andre Iguodala will return to the squad as the 18-year-old veteran has yet to make a decision.
Chris Broussard believes the Warriors should not offer Draymond Green a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season
Green’s statement excited the NBA community. Many believe he was worth it a few years ago but don’t think he is now at 32.
Chris Broussard urged the Warriors to hold out until the all-star forward’s contract has just one year left. He believes an overtime should only be brought in if Green helps the Warriors win another championship.
“No way. You know I’ve been here day in and day out defending Draymond Green against (analyst) Nick Wright’s insane belittling of future Hall of Famer Draymond Green. … I defended Draymond because I understand the value of his intangibles and his leadership is for this team, he is an important part of this dynasty.
“That means there’s no way they should extend Draymond Green.”
After explaining that Green is not defined by his numbers, he continued:
“But he still has two years of contract. He’s 32 years old, and we know he’s had three seasons where he didn’t play more than 50 games, but once. None of this leads you to believe that you should extend it.
“If Draymond comes out and has a great, surprise catch-up year and they win another championship, then we can start talking about it and thinking about it. But absolutely not at the moment.”
The Warriors are currently the favorites to win the 2023 title. They begin their season on October 18 with an opener against the LA Lakers.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/basketball/news-can-get-em-all-i-don-t-know-but-like-em-all-warriors-gm-clarifies-possible-contract-extensions-draymond-green-players-says-negotiations-will-decide-fate-players?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “Can we get ’em all? I don’t know…But we like ’em all”- Warriors GM clarifies on possible contract extensions for Draymond Green and other players, says ‘negotiations’ will decide the fate of the players