Draymond Green thinks he deserves a max deal extension in Golden State, but that may not be the case.
Spending money isn’t a problem for the Golden State Warriors. After all, they are reigning NBA champions and a top-three NBA organisation in terms of value.
Draymond Green’s $140 million max deal extension may not be a viable option for the Warriors, though. According to a report from Marcus Thompson and Anthony Slater of the Athletic, that’s what’s going on.
Green has a $25.8 million salary next season and a $27.6 million option for the following season. But he’s not satisfied.
During the following five seasons, Green’s salary would total $167 million. Additionally, the contract would terminate at the age of 37 for the Michigan State product. Whether or whether the Warriors are willing to pay what many consider to be the heart and soul of a historic club is now the issue.
Warriors star Stephen Curry reportedly “would not be thrilled if the franchise didn’t want to pay Green because the Warriors lost him,” according to The Athletic.
With Green’s contract, the Warriors may see their luxury tax and player fines soar to the $400 million mark, which would be unaffordable for the team’s owners.
Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole’s contracts will also have to be paid soon, which makes the choice on Green even more difficult. Both Poole and Wiggins’ contracts are up at the end of the 2023-24 season, allowing the Warriors to retain their title.
All of the Warriors’ stars would get paid, while the team’s supporting players would just be replaced. In an ideal world, this would be possible. Everyone else’s lives are wonderful, but the wallets of the Golden State Warriors aren’t.