Draymond Green is perhaps the most underappreciated member of the star-studded Golden State Warriors dynasty of the 2010s. He has been somewhat overshadowed by the Stephen Curry’s the Klay Thompson’s and the Kevin Durant’s, which is actually more of a testament of the extremely high caliber of the Dubs roster.
Nevertheless, you shouldn’t be feeling too bad about Green’s conundrum. That’s especially once you take a look at his bank account. Today we break down the 6-foot-6 forward’s net worth in 2020 as formed by his contracts and other off the court partnerships.
Estimated net worth: $20 million
As of 2020, Celebrity Net Worth lists Draymond Green’s net worth to be at $20 million. Pretty awesome for a third- or even fourth-string star on a team, right?
Most of Green’s income comes from his basketball salary. He is expected to pocket $18.5 million for the 2019-20 season, which is an amount that will grow significantly over the succeeding seasons.
It all started in 2012 for Green when he was selected 35th overall in the draft. He was coming off an impressive four-year stint out of Michigan State, where he averaged 16.2 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 3.8 assists as a senior. Nonetheless, more than a few teams passed on Green during the draft, which allowed him to slip all the way to the second round.
As such, Green was not exactly rolling in the deep in his first few years in the league. Over his first three seasons with the Warriors, his average annual income was just at $880,000 per season.
By the summer of 2015, however, Green had proven that he deserved a huge raise. This came out to the tune of a five-year, $82 million deal with the Warriors. He had made it at that point.
Green made his first trip to the All-Star game that season, which was followed by winning the Defensive Player of the Year Award the succeeding season. As of writing, the Saginaw, Michigan native has been named to the All-NBA squad twice, to the All-Defensive team on five separate occasions, and of course, has lifted the championship thrice in his career.
By 2019, the Warriors had to dig deep into their pockets to extend Green’s deal. They went all in on their prized forward, locking him up for another five years for a whopping $99.6 million.
Green’s current deal ends in 2024, and he will be just 33 at that time. He should still be in store for at least another contract, which will further bump up his net worth.
As for his endorsements, he has dealt with the likes of Nike and New Era, although the details of his earnings from the same remain unclear. It’s safe to say, however, that these endorsement deals earn him a few couple of million dollars on a yearly basis.
Green also does some podcasting on the side. His program is entitled “Dray Day,” and airs via LeBron James’ media company, Uninterrupted.
Sportskeeda also reports that Green signed a franchise development deal with Blink Fitness to launch at least 20 gyms in his native of Michigan. This would have been a substantial investment from Green, and the returns of the same will only further increase his net worth over the years.
Green is a business-minded individual, and as it appears, he will still be earning significantly even after he calls it a career in the NBA.