That is for several reasons: firstly, he wasn’t performing as expected during last season’s NBA Finals.
Secondly, he was demanding a big max contract extension from the team.
Finally, he found himself in serious hot water after he punched teammate Jordan Poole during a practice game in the offseason.
Green is now opening up about a bunch of that, including upcoming plans for his career.
"I want to play another four or five more years. That would be enough for me."
— Draymond Green
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 2, 2022
Talking to Marc Spears about what’s ahead for himself, Green seemed optimistic about the length of time he will keep playing.
“I want to play another four or five more years. That would be enough for me,” Green said.
Four or five years is a very long time in the league, especially for a 32-year-old power forward.
But will those four or five years be spent in Golden State?
Green is up for a contract extension with the Warriors in the near future but it’s not clear what the team’s front office will do.
Back in the summer, other players like Stephen Curry stepped up for Green and told the Warriors that he should receive the maximum payout that he requested.
However, that was before the punch heard ’round the world, and Green’s offense against Poole surely changed things.
But, Green has stepped up since the 2022-23 season began and is currently producing 9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 7.1 assists – his highest numbers in years.
Will that be enough to get Golden State to sign on the dotted line?
Or will he be willing to move to another team, such as the Lakers?