Warriors’ Draymond Green says he ‘would do anything’ to retire with Golden State
Draymond Green wants to spend the rest of his career with the Golden State Warriors.
Michigan State retired Green’s No. 23 jersey on Tuesday and several people from the Warriors organization were in attendance, including Klay Thompson, head coach Steve Kerr and owner Joe Lacob.
Green says it meant a lot for Kerr and Lacob to be there. The three-time All-Star “would do anything” to retire with Golden State.
“Not one person would have said they were wrong if they didn’t come here – it’s my college jersey getting retired,” Green said, via Noah Trister of The Associated Press.
“They took the time out of their schedule to be here for me. Those are the things that make you say, ‘OK, I want to be there for the rest of my career.’ And I would do anything for that organization to help make that happen.”
A second-round pick back in 2012, Green has career averages of 9.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists with the Warriors. Stephen Curry, Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant and Green will likely all get their numbers retired by the Warriors. In fact, Lacob has already said Durant and Iguodala’s numbers are essentially already retired.
Green has won three championships, made the All-Star team three times and won the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year Award with the Warriors.
He signed a $100 million extension with the Dubs in August worth four years.