Draymond Green Re-Signs With Warriors for Five Years at $85 Million

by July 02, 2015
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As expected, the Golden State Warriors and restricted free agent Draymond Green have agreed to terms on a contract extension.

Despite talk of a bump in the road during negotiations, Green announced Wednesday night that he’s returning to The Bay, on a reported five-year deal worth $85 million.

Green, 25, posted career-high averages in points (11.2), rebounds (8.2), assists (3.7) and minutes (31.5) this past season.

He was instrumental in their NBA Finals triumph against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors’ first title in four decades.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

A restricted free agent, Green and the Warriors had broken off talks earlier Wednesday before reaching the deal. Green was prepared to meet with other teams, but Golden State still had the right to match any offer sheet he signed. […] “I’m excited, thankful and grateful to be back in the Bay,” Green said in a text message.

 

Green was a second-round pick of the Warriors in 2012 and has made a combined $2.6 million during his three NBA seasons. He was projected to make close to a maximum contract during free agency, and he did that. […] The free-agent market had some surprising splashes earlier Wednesday that benefited Green.

 

Forward DeMarre Carroll agreed to a four-year, $60 million contract with the Toronto Raptors. The Milwaukee Bucks agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract with guard Khris Middleton. […] Green is considered a bigger free agent than Carroll and Middleton. The Warriors were surprised by the contracts offered to Carroll, Middleton, a league source said.