Draymond Green to turn down extension when offered this summer
Draymond Green’s impending future will have to wait a couple of more years, due up after Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson ink their own deals with the Golden State Warriors.
ESPN’s Chris Haynes expects Green to turn down an extension this summer once it’s offered, giving him ample room to exceed the parameters of his future contract with his performance off the court.
Earning MVP, Defensive Player of the Year or All-NBA Team honors next season will make Green eligible for a supermax contract worth $226 million over five years, according to projections.
The Warriors are expected to scale their contracts year-by-year, doing so first by rewarding Stephen Curry with a five-year, $201 million supermax deal last offseason, after giving them a bargain four years at $44 million.
Next comes Durant, who will try to ink an agreement that will give him long-term security. General manager Bob Myers has already assured that the back-to-back Finals MVP will get “whatever he wants” after giving the Warriors a huge discount the last offseason, allowing the team to sign bench pieces like Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.
Thompson is expected to wait until he becomes a free agent in 2019 to hammer out a deal with Golden State, now the same is true for Green in 2020, giving him the chance to upgrade his resume that much more in order to earn a more succulent payday.