During that time, he has found plenty of success: he is a 4-time All-Star, the 2016-17 stealing champion, a 7-time All-Defensive Player, the 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year, and a 4-time champion.
However, at 32 years old, Green is starting to think about his future with the Warriors and the league as a whole.
Draymond wants to play four more years in the NBA. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/4n6fJ6yCqe
— theScore (@theScore) January 18, 2023
Green got real about how much time he has left playing professional basketball.
“I’m 32 years old. If I’m being honest, I don’t want to play basketball until I’m 40,” Green said.
He added: “I really only want to play basketball for another four years after this. I’ve always said my magic number is 15. Once I get to 15, that’s it. I’m cool, go on and enjoy my life, leave it to the young guys to take it from there.”
This is a very frank comment from Green and the biggest indication yet that he’s reaching the end of his career.
Now the question is: where does he spend these final years in the NBA?
Green is due for an extension with the Warriors in the upcoming offseason but few people know how the negotiations will go.
Will the Warriors offer him the maximum contract extension he feels he has earned?
Or will they cut ties with Green and allow him to find a new home for his remaining years?
Green’s output on the court has certainly declined over the last few years but he’s been doing quite well this season, with an average of 7.9 points, 7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists.
Is that enough for him to garner a big paycheck from a team or will he be happy as a bench player on a veteran’s minimum?
One thing is for sure: Green will be playing hard and talking a lot from now until his final game.